The leader of the Green Party of Quebec, Alex Tyrrell, appointed two deputy leaders for the duration of the federal race, which was ratified by the National Executive of the political organization. The new deputy leaders are Alice Sécheresse and Halimatou Bah, two great activists, spokespersons and former candidates for the Green Party of Quebec in the 2018 general provincial election.
In his speech to launch the federal leadership campaign, Alex Tyrrell made the following statement:
In the event that I become the next leader of the Green Party of Canada, the Green Party of Quebec Provincial Council will appoint an interim leader. A permanent leader would be elected at our next policy convention scheduled for June 4-6 2021 in Montreal following a one-member-one-vote leadership race. In the event that I remain in the Quebec leadership following the federal leadership race, a vote of confidence on my provincial leadership will be held in June of 2021. The choice of these convention dates was recently approved by a majority vote (95%) of the provincial council.
Alice Sécheresse is completing a Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Environment and African Studies at McGill University. She ran as a candidate in the riding of Gouin in the 2018 provincial election and has been the Quebec Green Party spokesperson for the status of women for over a year. Halimatou Bah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal, a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a certificate in program evaluation from the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP). She was the Green Party of Quebec candidate in the riding of Saint-Laurent in the 2018 provincial election and has been the Green Party of Quebec’s family spokesperson since last year.
As deputy leaders of the Green Party of Quebec, Alice Sécheresse and Halimatou Bah will continue their fight for greater respect for the environment, a more equitable distribution of wealth, and gender equality. Together, they will ensure that the Green Party of Quebec remains at the forefront of the environmental movement and I am very happy to have them on our team! »