Green party Leader Elizabeth May touted her party’s unity and suggested the grassroots were behind her at the party’s convention Saturday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, but lingering dissent remained visible among some delegates.

Two leadership motions were among the items that delegates were to spend the weekend debating, even after party members rubber-stamped a pre-convention motion that would keep May as leader until after the next election.

May received an 85 per cent approval in a motion to endorse her leadership.

The rumblings of discontent appeared to be coming from a faction headed by Sylvie Lemieux, who said she would like the party to be more bold.