During this time, I also participated in movements like Occupy Wall Street, the People’s Climate March, the Tar Sands Healing Walk, and the Palestinian solidarity movement, helping to organize protests and petitions and providing pro bono legal support. In 2016, Elizabeth May chose me to be Justice critic for the Green Party of Canada. In 2018, after I relocated to Montreal, I became the Justice Critic for the Parti Vert du Québec, and was also elected to the PVQ’s National Committee.
When Elizabeth May stepped down in late 2019, I made a decision to run for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada. Our party is defined by six core values: ecological wisdom, non-violence, social justice, sustainability, participatory democracy, and respect for diversity. These core values are also my core values. They now define who I am.