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In Their Own Words: Greens On Floor Crossing

August 30, 2008

The day that Mr. Emerson “crossed the floor” to the Conservative party was a dark day for Canadian democracy… He has betrayed his supporters and the entire electorate in Vancouver Kingsway. He has put his personal goals ahead of those of the electorate.

– Arno Schortinghuis, Green Party candidate for Vancouver-Kingsway, in official Green Party press release, February 17th 2006.

I’ll enjoy having Elizabeth May explain why her party did a total 180° on that one at the debates.

I’ll also enjoy having Elizabeth May explain why, if the Conservatives are so evil every non-conservative must join together to stop them at all costs, why she basically gave the Conservatives West Vancouver— Sunshine Coast — Sea to Sky Country because of vote splitting. It’ll be even funnier it it is, seeing his chance at an elected Conservative seat, David Emerson.

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  1. August 30, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    I think you’d better check on this. As I understand it, this Blair Wilson fellow was tossed by the Liberal party. So the Greens picked him up as a sort of free agent. Nothing really evil about picking up a guy who was thrown out.

    Now WHY he was thrown out … that’s worth discussing.

  2. August 30, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Oh, so if Emerson got kicked out of the Liberal Party (maybe by joining a Conservative Cabinet, say), it would have been okay for him to be “picked up ” by the Conservatives.

    I don’t think so. The people of West Vancouver— Sunshine Coast — Sea to Sky Country didn’t choose the 4th place Greens (in the riding) to represent them.

  3. September 1, 2008 at 12:07 am

    And they didn’t choose Harper to be Prime Minister either, but guess what?

  4. September 1, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Sorry, but that’s just weak.

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