I had a great discussion and exchange of ideas with federal Green Party leadership candidates David Merner and Julie Tremblay who came to visit me in Verdun on Friday afternoon. David Merner is a former Liberal from BC and Julie Tremblay is a businesswoman from Mirabel, Quebec.
Both of them urged me to join the leadership race so that we can have a genuine debate on the future of the party, the ideological direction the party should take and how we should move forward. They also said that it is important to have youth voices represented in the race.
Although things can get heated between in leadership races, it was great to be able to sit down and learn more about the candidates and what inspired them to run.
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec