On March 31st, Dimitri and four other candidates announced that they would suspend active fundraising in response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Dimitri notified those other candidates that our campaign is resuming active fundraising. Although we are obligated to fulfil the financial requirements of the leadership race, we will continue to be sensitive to the ongoing financial circumstances that many people face during the pandemic.
Dimitri has released the following statement with regard to the status of his appeal: "The Green Party's vetting committee has accepted my request to disclose the identities of its members and their reasons for not approving my leadership application. Continue reading
Dimitri has issued the following statement concerning the status of his candidacy: Today (May 26th), I received word that my application to run in the Green Party of Canada leadership race has not been accepted. Continue reading
31 March 2020—Leadership candidates for the Green Party of Canada are announcing a suspension of fundraising, requesting that the party defer payment deadlines, and preparing a roundtable discussion to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on Canadians. Continue reading
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal governments have adopted sweeping measures to limit the spread of the virus. These actions are necessary to protect our health. But they will also deeply disrupt our economy. Already, economic activity has plunged more severely and swiftly than has been seen in our lifetimes. This disruption threatens people’s jobs, their incomes, and their ability to pay essential expenses. Continue reading
Montreal, March 20, 2020—With reports yesterday that the Trudeau government is preparing a $15-billion bailout of the Canada’s oil and gas sector, Green Party leadership candidate Dimitri Lascaris sees a debacle in the making. “We’re about to repeat the same mistake we made in the financial crisis. These bailouts are negotiated by corporations, and they’re designed to help corporations, not workers and communities,” said Lascaris. Continue reading
Montreal, QC — Green Party of Canada leadership contestant Dimitri Lascaris is proud to announce the endorsement of his campaign by past party leader Dr. Joan Russow. “Dimitri is willing to take bold and principled stances for peace, the environment, and human rights,” said Dr. Russow. “He is well-known for standing up for the vulnerable, the disenfranchised, and the oppressed.” Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 11 MARCH 2020 Montreal, QC — Lawyer, journalist, and activist Dimitri Lascaris announced his campaign for leadership of the Green Party of Canada on Wednesday, promising to shake up Canadian politics with a challenge to progressives from coast to coast. Continue reading