August 27, 2006


The Green Party has elected a charismatic leader with more credibility on the environment than the Liberals and the NDP put together.

We have to get Elizabeth May elected into the House of Commons. The Green Party has always got the short end of the Canadian political stick because it is not recognized by the Mainstream Media as a credible alternative to the four other parties.

In terms of getting results for the environment, the Green Party could do much more than the NDP, hell, they are the experts. I don’t really like one issue parties all that much, but given the Liberal track record on the environment, I think our party could use a swift kick in the ass on the environment.

Elizabeth May will get results for everyone if we just give her a chance. Her tireless work in the pro-environment lobby has given her the expertise. There is only one riding smart enough to accomplish the job, smart enough to understand how important it is for the Canadian political discourse to elect Canada’s first Green Party member.

Ottawa Centre, currently held by the NDP, is a riding filled with two extremes, hill staffers, and people who cant stand hill staffers. Their spirit helped elect Ed Broadbent when others thought it was impossible to defeat Richard Mahoney (cough!) Nobody will cry over the loss of Paul Dewar, and the green voters, about 5% of the voting population will finally get their voice into Parliament. I have to ask all NDP voters in the riding to park their vote with the Greens in that riding, just this once.

3 Commentaires:

Blogger Christopher Young a dit...

Hum, Antonio, she just announced she would run in Cape-Breton.

And before running in Ottawa Centre, I think a Vancouver seat would be easier for her to win.

And, anyway, Canada's Green Party isn't that green : Both Sierra Club and Greenpeace gave us better environnmental scores than the greens.

Still, it can only get better with May instead of Harris.

8/28/2006 8:48 a.m.  
Blogger Demiurge a dit...

Whatever, I'm sure Antonio wants to see May in so badly that he is sticking to his guns and is calling for progressive Liberals to vote for her in Cape Breton.

8/29/2006 1:45 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

I do

Any woman who says the Liberal Budget in 2005 was the Greenest in Canadian history is someone I can work with.

I'm sure we can keep Roger Cuzner somewhat occupied.

Besides, la rumor mill tells me its Dingwall's old seat. Yay LIBERAL NOSTALGIA!

8/30/2006 3:17 a.m.  

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