How could I forget the leader of Canada’s green party? I park my vote with her party by telling all the curious pollsters that I am voting green this year. Yet, I have no idea why I would ever vote for her or her party.
But I did admire her predecessor. Elizabeth May is an intelligent and hard- working MP. And if there were another 300 candidates like her, the greens would be a shoo-in. I like to think of Elizabeth May as a liberal with a green paint job.
But your party is a mess Ms. Paul. You have managed to reveal every weakness of the party in the short time you have been leader. Your party hardly needs a leader as much as it needs a minder. It is a disorganized, irresponsible and mismanaged mob.
If you, by accident, manage to get elected, I am sure you would soon be fighting with what is left of the green caucus.
By the way, there is a difference between obstinacy and pigheadedness. Why would you, once-again, want to take on a hard-core liberal riding in the middle of Toronto? Your job as leader is to help your fellow greens to get elected, not to cast yourself into a pyre. And if you think, Toronto Centre voters will eventually get it right, you might have a hell of a long wait lady.
Think about it, even if you got elected, what the heck could you do for your voters? Do you think you would be a thorn in the side of the prime minister or an Ottawa joke? You would be seated so far from the Speaker of the House, he or she would need a telescope to identify you. You would get a chance to ask a question in the house once every five years.
What I would like to see is you showing some real leadership. This would involve working with other greens. Take them with you when you are discussing green policy with the news media. Give them a chance to be seen. If nothing else, you could demand that Justin Trudeau stop wasting billions twinning the TransMountain pipeline.
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