Amita Kuttner

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Amita Kuttner
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Kuttner in 2020
Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Assumed office
November 24, 2021
Preceded byAnnamie Paul
Succeeded byTBD
Personal details
Born (1990-12-04) December 4, 1990 (age 31)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political partyGreen

Amita Kuttner (/ˈɑːmitə/ AH-mee-tə;[1] born December 4, 1990) is a Canadian astrophysicist and politician. They have been the interim leader of the Green Party of Canada since November 24, 2021.

Kuttner first ran for office in the 2019 federal election for a House of Commons seat as a Green candidate. They later ran for Green Party leadership in 2020. They are the first transgender person and the first person of East Asian descent to lead a federal party in Canada.[2]

Kuttner identifies as non-binary, transgender and pansexual, and uses they/them and he/him pronouns.[3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Amita Kuttner (2019-10-12). My Climate Action Pledge. YouTube. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  2. Hyslop, Katie (August 26, 2019). "Amita Kuttner on Being a Green, Non-Binary, and Pansexual Astrophysicist and Politician". The Tyee.
  3. Gawley, Kelvin (August 7, 2019). "'I was freaking out': Burnaby Green candidate comes out as non-binary". Burnaby Now. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  4. "Candidature d'une personne non-binaire pour les Verts". August 14, 2019.
  5. Woolf, Marie (December 1, 2021). "Interim Green Leader Amita Kuttner ready to get tough on party infighting". Times Colonist. Retrieved December 2, 2021.