FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Halifax)Dr. Thomas Trappenberg has announced that he is stepping down as leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia. He has been leader of the GPNS since 2016 and has run several times as a Green Party candidate both provincially and federally since 2006.
Dr. Trappenberg took on the leadership of GPNS, with Deputy Leader Jessica Alexander at a time when the party was at risk of dissolving. Since that time the party has stabilized and grown significantly. “I feel the party now has a firm foundation. I am proud of the successes we have had over the past five years. We have been a strong voice for the environment, standing up for our forests, our oceans and social justice,” he said.
“We are a grassroots party and our members have indicated that they are ready for new leadership,” he added. As part of the Annual General Meeting of the GPNS held on April 25, the majority of members voted in favour of holding a leadership contest.
This recommendation will now go to the GPNS Executive for decisions on next steps. Deputy Leader, Jessica Alexander, will be acting Interim Leader until that time.
The Past President of the GPNS, Ashley Morton said, “The Green Party of Nova Scotia thanks Dr. Trappenberg for his leadership and thousands of hours of labour for the party. He is unquestionably leaving it in better shape upon his departure than when he took on the leadership role.”
For more information contact:
Ashley Morton, 902-999-7017