Edmonds did not become a candidate until after the August issue of the Cooperator had gone to the printers. We regret that we were unable to arrange for an interview. However, Edmonds did run as a Green Party candidate in 2019, so we are lnking to that 2019 profile. The principles of the Green Party have not changed since 2019.
At two candidate forums in 2023, Edmonds explained why he had chosen to run in this by-election, despite not living in the riding. He ran because he wanted to make sure that voters in the Preston riding got a chance to hear the Green Party's platform, especially with regards to dealing with climate change. He acknowledged he had no chance of winning the seat, but he argued that since the outcome of the election would not change the PCs' large majority, voting for him gave people a chance to show their support of the Green Party's platform. In one major change since 2019, Edmonds also told th forums that he was now the proud father of a one-month-old son, and that being a new parent only deepened his commitment to fight for an environmentally sustainable future for all children.
You can find the 2019 profile here. And you can listen to Edmonds discuss the Green Party's platform at a candidate's forum here.