Green Party ReGrowth?

Elizabeth May could quit as Green Party leader this month

‘Broken-hearted’ May says boycott Israel policy has her on verge of stepping down as leader

By David Cochrane, CBC News Posted: Aug 12, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 12, 2016 5:00 AM ET

Is the Green Party ready for life after Elizabeth May?

Popular leader will leave mixed legacy

By Éric Grenier, CBC News Posted: Aug 13, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 13, 2016 8:55 AM ET

Elizabeth May is  yesterday’s  leader..and I say that with  a bitterweet smile.

While she was and is still, for the most part, a formidable parliamentarian,  like Tom Mulcair , ousted NDP leader,  she has fallen  behind her constituency when it comes to  values and political philosophy..

May always seemed to have a lamentable tendency to go along with whatever  spew Harper chose to throw at Parliament, and her voting  record does not bode well for the progressives being increasingly attracted to her  party..you could argue that her  party has now swung Left while she remains firmly mid-Right on everything except the  environment..not a pretty picture  for those of us who are frustrated with the NDP  foot-dragging, and want an alternative..

Although she might decide to tough it out, this is  an opportunity for fresh blood to lead the  party, and I  believe that she  knows it’s time…

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3 Responses to Green Party ReGrowth?

  1. MoS says:

    The Green Party movement was always about both environmentalism and social justice. I’ve been deeply disappointed by both May and Andrew Weaver in their rejection of BDS. Calling the United Church and the Quakers “extremists”? BDS is a response to the modern apartheid state of Israel. If we went back 25-years and the apartheid state was South Africa I have not the slightest doubt that Weaver and May wouldn’t hesitate to support a BDS movement. Only this is Israel and with every other Canadian party choosing to look the other way, May and Weaver believe the Greens must follow suit. Their lack of respect for the clear will of the membership is appalling. Even the US Greens support BDS. The Green Party isn’t breaking with May. She’s breaking faith with the party. I wonder if she’ll resign her seat or join Trudeau.

    • cityprole says:

      She’s had a long run, considering..and I doubt if she is interested in playing second fiddle to Trudeau, who has shown fairly early in the game that he isn’t remotely about the environment, except as a pre-election talking point…now if he offered May the Environment portfolio, maybe, but why would he do that..then he’d have to come through with some action on his promises, something he seems disinterested in doing now….
      I used to sneer at the Greens for being a one trick pony, run basically by disaffected Tories..now that the BDS question has come to the fore, my interest is definitely piqued..will have to wait and see what their actual platform turns out to be..but I am so turned off by the turgid state of the NDP, that I’m lookin’ around….

      • MoS says:

        CP, go to the Greens website to review their platform. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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