Temporary Green Leader on discrimination within the party

The newly appointed interim leader of the Green Party says that they have experienced discrimination within the party.

In a speech to Evan Solomon at Power Play on Thursday, Kuttner said: “I’ve experienced direct racism, I’ve experienced a lot of transphobia.”

Kuttner, an astrophysicist who specializes in black holes, writes history as the first transgender and non-binary person to lead a federal party. The Green Party on Wednesday announced Kuttner’s appointment to lead the party.

Annamie Paul’s resignation as leader of the Green Party was formalized in early November. She failed to win a seat in the September election.

‘What people have to realize is that when I was elected, I smashed a glass ceiling. What I did not realize at the time was that I was breaking a glass ceiling that was going to fall on my head and leave a lot of shards of glass that I had to crawl through in my time as a leader, ”said Paul. in September, when she announced her intention to resign.

The Green Party’s constitution states that a leadership race must begin within six months of the appointment of an interim leader.

Kuttner discusses their experience in the Green Party in the video at the top of this article.

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