Former Winnipeg mayor and Ontario MPP Glen Murray to run for Green leadership

A former mayor of Winnipeg is now running for leadership of the federal Green Party.

Glen Murray, who served in the city’s top spot from 1998-2004, was also a cabinet minister in the Ontario government, notably taking on the environment and climate change portfolio for four years.

In a statement Wednesday, Murray said the COVID-19 pandemic inspired him to take the plunge and run for party leadership, after months of rumours that he may be stepping back into electoral politics.

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reminded us of the massive disruption that global health and environmental crises can have on our lives and the urgency of the challenges we face,” Murray said.

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