Elizabeth May says she never threatened to quit the Green Party and an email suggesting it was a ‘misrepresentation’ by a well-meaning member of staff which has since been corrected.
According to an internal email obtained by The Canadian Press, the two Green Party MPs were prepared to leave and sit as independents if the ongoing leadership race were to be suspended.
The party’s federal council is considering a pause in the leadership race and the closure of an office in Ottawa.
Last Friday, Green MP Mike Morrice’s office sent an email to senior officials saying either decision would cause “irreversible damage” and that members would choose to sit as independents.
Elizabeth May, the party’s former leader and only other sitting MP, said in an interview today that she had not threatened to quit the party.
Morrice said in a statement earlier this week that he has no plans to leave the Greens.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 15, 2022.