Steelcitygrit [in exile]

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Red Green

Interesting piece about Elizabeth May:

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is leaping to the defence of her newly elected counterpart from the federal Liberals, insisting she can work with Stephane Dion to challenge the policies of the Conservative government.

''If they try to smear him and say that he's somehow associated with past Liberal corruption, they're just barking up the wrong tree,'' said May in an interview on Wednesday. ''If they try to say he was anything other than a very strong environment minister, they're making it up.''

This speaks to a general impression I have formed of her. At the convention she appeared on a Paul Martin tribute video and said his speech at the climate change conference in Montreal brought her to tears, and that she had never been more proud to be Canadian.

What a remarkable and refreshing thing. A third party that actually has an interesting in doing something. A third party that is concerned with ends over means, accomplishments over self-serving illusions (ex. "Liberal, Tory, same old story").

The last Decima poll had the Greens 2 percentage points behind the NDP, if memory serves. I hope that trend continues. The Left is already destabilized and has always been - so the destabilizer might as well be someone with a constructive point. It'd make for a nice change.


Blogger Steve said...

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9:58 PM  
Blogger knb said...

That is truly wonderful to see. Imagine, politicians who care more about Canada and Canadians than themselves.

3:31 AM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

That first comment looks like a Steve.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

It sure was.

It says that on the post I believe.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I made a small point at the expense of a bigger one, not really worth it.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red/Green the colours of Christmas - for peace and good will towards men....., etc.

Good combo I'd say.

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