Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Anyone opposed to the union of Elizabeth May and Stéphane Dion should speak now . . .

It looks like ordinary Green Party supporters are starting to notice that Elizabeth May is a bit too cosy with Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, and they don't much like it.

Dion of course is the environment minister who invited the vice president of Imperial Oil to chair a panel on regulations to control pollution. Who made it easier for oil companies to conduct offshore drilling in marine ecosystems. Who voted against mandatory emissions standards for cars. And who weakened his own Kyoto plan, so big industry could pollute more.

Fed up, Green candidate Andrew Lewis has posted this criticism of May's "Red/Green Alliance" to his blog.

Lewis is getting backed up my no less than May's deputy David Chernushenko who told the press "What he is saying is something pretty much every one of us has thought about if not said."

May's strategy is this: defeat Harper by lending the Green Party's credibility to a wounded Dion. Among the huge flaws she ignores with this plan is that the Liberals have as bad a record on the environment as it is possible to imagine.

If this keeps up, Greens may find they have no credibility to lend.


Anonymous said...

Would you be happy if Green LizzieMay swung around and suddenly cozied up the the NDP ... or would Layton denounce her as a charlatan and opportunist ...??!!!

Blogging Horse said...

Elizabeth May should do what Jim Harris used to do: campaign to win in every riding in the country. That's what a leader owes to his/her supporters.