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The Spirit Of Quisling Resides In May?

October 12, 2008

It can’t be good to be a Green right now, with this type of stuff coming from their leader’s mouth:

On Sunday, two days before the election, Ms. May gave an interview to the Canadian Press. The journalist then filed a story reporting that Ms. May said “there’s no question” that in 20 per cent of Canadian ridings, Green voters may wish to vote strategically.

Tell me then, Ms. May, why did the Greens run candidates in those ridings?

Anyway, correct me if I’m wrong, but Green voters support the Green party because they do not support the Liberals, NDP, Conservatives, or Bloc. They are not in it to:

…turf Stephen Harper as Prime Minister and replace him with Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion.

That’s what the Liberal party is for. If Green supporters wanted to do that in the first place, they would have joined the Liberal party, not the Green party.

I feel sorry for the Greens in regards to their sell-out leader. Things are hard enough for them already, without having their leader trying to reduce their vote-share, and thus their public funding.

  1. October 12, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you. Am feeling distinctly betrayed right now.

    But no matter. Whatever mixed up, convoluted counsel our not-so-great leader may have espoused (and who’s to know at this point?), I had no difficulty voting in the advance poll for the candidate who represents the party whose policies and platform I think are best for Canada.

    What more could anyone ask of a voter, right?

    As for E. May, there’s a GPC convention coming up shortly after the election. Should be interesting. Wish I could go.

  2. JC Kelan
    October 13, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Strategic voting should have an entirely different meaning in elections now with the new financing laws. Where each party gets annual funding from the federal government based on the number of votes cast in the last election, every vote counts.

    By accumulating votes, even in ridings where there is no hope of winning, Green Party and NDP supporters can ensure the future institutional capacity of their party to launch future elections and maintain a national standing and presence.

    By accumulating only 1000 votes in every riding, the party would receive funding of more than $300,000 per year. This is substantial and could mean future success.

    Strategic voting for the NDP and Greens means looking to the long term … not just this election.

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