Annamie Paul

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  • MPA
  • LL.B.
Alma mater
  • Princeton University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Human rights lawyer
  • Politician
Political partyGreen Party of Canada
Spouse(s)Mark Freeman

Annamie Paul is a Canadian human rights lawyer and politician who stood as a candidate in the 2019 Canadian federal election and is running to be the leader of the Green Party of Canada[1][2] . If elected, Paul would be the first Black woman[2] and the first Jewish woman[1][3] to lead a major political party in Canada.


Paul was raised in Toronto and started her involvement with politics early, working as a Page in the Ontario Legislature at age 12[4], and later as a Page at the Canadian Senate, and as an Ontario Legislature Intern[5]. She is an alumna from Ryerson University[6], and has received a Masters of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Laws from Princeton University[3] and the University of Ottawa[4], respectively. She has worked in international affairs positions, including as the political affairs office at Canada's Mission to the European Union and advising the International Criminal Court[1][7]. She founded bipphub[8], a social project accelerator in Barcelona, and was the founder and executive director of the Canadian Center for Political Leadership, an organization with the aim of "training women, visible minorities, and Indigenous people to run for office"[9][10]. She can speak English, French, Catalan and Spanish.[7]

Political career

Paul stood in the 2019 Canadian federal election as a Green nominee[9][11] in Toronto Centre, where she lost to Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance[12]. Soon after her nomination, she was appointed to the Green Party's Shadow Cabinet as International Affairs Critic[13][1].

In March 2020, she was the first[14] candidate nominated to the next leader of the Green Party of Canada. She called the leadership race, the first one since 2006, an "opportunity for renewal" for the party[9].

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Annamie Paul wants to be the first Black-Jewish leader of a Canadian party". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 2020-06-17. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thurton, David (2020-06-18). "Green leadership hopeful wants to become the first black woman to lead a national party". CBC News.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Annamie Paul, Kanada'da ilk siyahi Yahudi parti lideri olma yolunda". Şalom Gazetesi (in Türkçe). Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Transcript: Annamie Paul: Vying to Lead the Federal Greens | May 21, 2020 |". Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  5. "2003/2004 Fellows". Action Canada. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  6. Barsoum, Justina (2020-01-31). "Toronto Centre's Annamie Paul announces Green party leadership bid". Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Arnold, Steve (June 10, 2020). "Annamie Paul Seeks to Make History as Green Party Leader". Canadian Jewish Record.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "BIPP HUB NEWSLETTER ISSUE NO.2". Feb 8, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 RYCKEWAERT, LAURA (2020-02-05). "Greens looking to grow as first leadership race in 14 years kicks off". The Hill Times. Retrieved 2020-06-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. VANDEN BUSSCHE, Eric (2005-06-18). "'I don't think political parties are ready for us'". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2020-06-22.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. Ma, Meilin. "Toronto federal election candidates claim green to get university student votes". The Ryersonian.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Canada election results: Toronto Centre". Global News. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  13. "Greens appoint new International Affairs Critic".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May". National Post. Retrieved 2020-06-22.

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