Alright, times up. The only answer to Canada’ green party is dissolution. The party has been tested and found wanting. It is a fractious and unruly group. It practices regicide with regularity. It brutalized Ms. Paul. Who but a fool would want to attempt to lead that collection?
Well, they don’t have Annamie Paul to kick around any longer. She’s toast. She’s gone. What if the party had a leadership contest and nobody came? Any smart person would look at the party’s record and say “NO THANKS.”
And what makes this delusional group think they made any gains in that recent and useless election? The only seat gained in parliament was in Kitchener Centre, where there was no liberal candidate. It was almost a consensus in the electoral district: “Let’s vote for a nobody.”
What is regrettable about all this foolishness is that all parties now preach that they are green. They all need people in their ranks to blow the whistle when the parties’ politicians are blowing smoke. They can call out the hypocrites. They could help choose better paths to environmentalism. They can do something useful instead of carping about their poor leadership.
Nobody seems to know how Elizabeth May held that foolish party together as long as she did. True environmentalists were crying when we saw Elizabeth campaigning on her walker. She did a marvelous job for so long, while suffering the blundering help of her followers.
Here’s the deal for the committed greens. You can draw straws if you like, but you need to split into three groups. Group number one is going to join the liberals. While there is no real organization in that party, you will be welcomed. When they ask for money, you can ignore the requests. Your objective with this party is to talk to any and all elected members to fight for environmentalism. They will listen to liberals. You might have to find workarounds for Justin Trudeau, but the essential concern is to stop the twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline. It will only take a few thousand liberals constantly carping at the prime minister and his MPs to make him pay attention.
The rest of the green party has to be split between the conservatives and the NDP. Both parties need sound environmentalist policies. God forbid, one of these parties should ever defeat the liberals and have no environmental program in place.
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