Que. Green leader to run in Marie-Victorin byelection after candidate resigns

Alex Tyrell, the leader of the Green Party of Quebec (Parti vert du Québec) has announced that he is taking the spot of the party's candidate in the upcoming by-election in the riding of Marie-Victorin.

Tyrell stated in a press conference that earlier this week the candidate had told him that they were stepping down, "Sunday evening, our candidate for by-election Marie-Victorin informed me that she had made the decision to withdraw from politics. This decision comes after a weekend marked by a period of intense online criticism regarding my position on the current conflict in Ukraine."