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Green Party Has Already Lost One Seat

March 17th, 2007

A few weeks ago I suggested Elizabeth May was looking for a place to lay it down, better to lose to a Minister of the Crown, than to some guy named Joe:

So to clarify, she is going to run against Peter MacKay because “deep-seated concern bordering on panic about Stephen Harper’s government.” Or because it’s much less humiliating to lose to the Minister of Foreign Affairs than to Joe Nobody from Schenectady.

May has no hope against McKay, and she must know it. This is not about capitalizing on that “momentum” people keep talking about, this is about saving face when the next election is over and Elizabeth May is still sitting in the visitors gallery.

Take this for what it is, Elizabeth May, the only leader calling for an outright carbon tax, has conceded defeat, and weakened the NDP and Liberals in Peter McKays riding to boot. Because she has “concern bordering on panic about Stephen Harper’s government” – or something like that.


  1. greyburr
    March 17th, 2007 at 22:38 | #1

    Says a lot about Lizzys persona don’t you think?Really not much depth there as I see it.

  2. MAW
    March 18th, 2007 at 07:10 | #2

    No doubt she will be blown away. She lives in Ottawa, are there no ridings there she can contest there?

  3. Brian
    March 18th, 2007 at 08:38 | #3

    Apparently she grew up in Nova Scotia, or at least spent some of her youth there. However, the riding she is from is a Liberal riding, and she seems to want to contest Conservatives only, which should put to rest any idea that the greens are a good place for disenfranchised conservatives to park their vote.

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