The Green Party is in serious danger of tanking, and it is most certainly not because they have been too green, or too radical. Canadians need and want a Green Party, a progressive force cohesive Read more…Continue reading
Green Party leader Elizabeth May has connected the raging fires that wiped out Fort McMurray sending 88, 000 residents fleeing for their lives with Global Warming. She stated the obvious and is being critized by Read more…Continue reading
Now I hate to drag Elizabeth May into the fray but after Andrew Weaver’s insiteful remarks and gentle pointers via comments on ‘Cowichan Conversations’ in the previous post, I really could not resist. They Read more…Continue reading
Well our old friend Rafe Mair has offered up a diversion, not entirely unwelcome, but highly unlikely. He does make a good point though, for many there is nobody to vote for. Now that has Read more…Continue reading
It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. This post should write itself. I should be able to rest my fingers on the keyboard and have them automatically write of the defeat of Conservative PM Read more…Continue reading
Richard Hughes-Independent Strategic Voter Perhaps it is one of the results of an extended election period but Green Party leader Elizabeth May, once voted as parliamentarian of the year by her peers, has it Read more…Continue reading
Conservative Leader Steve Harper! The website ‘Thinkpol’ has posted a warning that the RCMP are preparing to move against the the Unist’ot’en clan blockade. It certainly would raise the temperature politically. Perhaps that is Read more…Continue reading
Don Maroc Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau At the best of times pre-election polls are not to be trusted much and 78 days before an election they are a joke. At this point there Read more…Continue reading
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May had in many ways set the bar for other elected officials across Canada. I have been inspired by her and admired her tenacity and forthrightness. She flew across the country Read more…Continue reading
Richard Hughes–Cowichan Conversations Really, who did not see this coming. issue here is that we want to see and hear all the leaders debate. How many times have we been through this now? What is revealing that is none of the top three Harper, Mulcair or Trudeau had the wit,Continue reading
At a time when Harper is being seen for the _____that he is, this is most interesting. She might just get elected. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Martin to give news conference in North Vancouver Former CBC meteorologist Claire Martin is set to announce plans to seek the GreenContinue reading
Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger I am a life long New Democrat and I am appalled at the ‘weak as water’ positioning that the Thomas Mulcair led NDP have offered in regard to the Harper anti terror Bill C 51, a bill that will, if passed, turn Canada into a CSIS PoliceContinue reading
Don Maroc The Green Party of Canada gives at least two meanings to the colour in it name. It stands, of course, for environmental respect and for ecology before corporate economy. In addition it is a collection of political neophytes, exemplified by the party leader Elizabeth May, Member of ParliamentContinue reading
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger This is encouraging news for Justin Trudeau and his Liberals. They have stretched their lead over the Conservatives and the trailing NDP. It is still a long time until the scheduled October 19th, 2015 Federal Election but the trend continues to show Trudeau pulling away from theContinue reading
Richard Hughes- Political Blogger The Chinese curse is upon us. ‘We live in interesting times!’ Although the origins of this pearl have been disputed and dissected by academics the general message still rings true today. Our political parties of the centre left have shifted to the centre right-the centre leftContinue reading
Elizabeth May Green Party MP-Saanich, BC
The determined and focused Elizabeth May has set a number of firsts, politically speaking.
Her election as MP for Saanich on Vancouver Island marked a first for the Green Party who had been running candidates for years without even garnering strong also ran status.
In spite of her impressive victory she was written off before she started due to the fact that the fledgling party had no real status. Few gave her much chance of gaining any status or recognition as a solitary flag carrier.
Whoa! Not only were they wrong.Ms. May is Parliamentarian of the year. Here is the report from Macleans magazine.
The Green Party’s only sitting MP-Elizabeth May-Saanich North & the Islands continues opposition to the sovereignty threatening China Trade Deal. She has only 60 seconds, thus democracy under the anti democratic style of PM Harper. However she makes every second count and wraps it up neatly, beating the clock.Continue reading