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.
My team and I have reviewed the reasons and they do not constitute a reasonable basis for disqualifying me. We are confident party members would agree, and we are convinced that no valid basis exists to disqualify me from this race. Therefore, my appeal will proceed.
I will submit a detailed written response to the appeal committee, and have also asked to speak directly to the appeal committee after it has reviewed my written response.
Out of respect for the process, I will not comment further until the appeal is concluded. I appreciate your patience, and am grateful to all of you for your support."