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Former Ontario environment minister Glen Murray, seen in a June 8, 2016, file photo, is joining the leadership race for the federal Green Party.

Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press

A former Winnipeg mayor and Ontario cabinet minister is joining the leadership race for the federal Green Party.

Glen Murray says he wants to push issues such as a guaranteed liveable income, better public transit and more protections for the environment.

Murray served as Winnipeg mayor from 1998 to 2004.

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He was later a cabinet minister in Ontario’s Liberal government.

The Green Party is choosing a successor to Elizabeth May in October.

Other leadership contestants so far include lawyers Annamie Paul and David Merner as well as Amita Kuttner, a co-founder of a non-profit group who studied astrophysics.

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