Earlier, provincial Green leadership hopeful Silvaine Zimmerman proposed sharing the party's top job with fellow candidate Ben West. But it seems Mr. West doesn't support Ms. Zimmerman's co-leadership plan. In an email to Public Eye, the Green's former outreach coordinator writes, "It is up to the party to determine the structure of our party but personally I think we need to maintain a clear single leader structure." That being said, though, Mr. West welcomed Ms. Zimmerman's complimentary comments about his candidacy.
"I am happy to hear a Silvaine's kind words about me and my campaign," wrote Mr. West. "It is nice to have the support of a fellow candidate with a long history in the party. Her comments echo those of a number of prominent Greens that have stepped forward to publicly support my leadership campaign and, frankly, I think this speaks to my campaigns momentum."