Is The NDP Is Ready For Its Battle Against Green Party?

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bekayne

WWWTT wrote:

Mighty Middle wrote:

Progress Canada taking a shot at Elizabeth May questioning her position on abortion, sending this graphic out to ALL their supporters

right on schedule!

And if the greens strengthen in the polls, expect the ICM to turn the heat up on May a few notches. 

But this was a left wing group (I presume).

bekayne

NorthReport wrote:

Isn't May's background with Mulroney and the Conservatives?

She first became known in the Canadian media in the mid-1970s through her leadership as a volunteer in the grassroots movement against proposed aerial insecticide spraying on forests near her home on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The effort prevented aerial insecticide spraying from ever occurring in Nova Scotia. Years later, she and a local group of residents went to court to prevent herbicide spraying. Winning a temporary injunction in 1982 held off the spray programme, but after two years, the case was eventually lost. In the course of the litigation, her family sacrificed their home and seventy acres of land in an adverse court ruling to Scott Paper. However, by the time the judge ruled the chemicals were safe, 2,4,5-T's export from the U.S. had been banned.[13] The forests of Nova Scotia were spared from being the last areas in Canada to be sprayed with Agent Orange.

According to The Globe and Mail May, similar to other politicians has had interests in other parties,

She once took out a membership in the NDP and admits to joining the Liberal Party briefly to support a friend in a nomination meeting.

— Jane Taber, The Globe and Mail[14]

Her volunteer work also included successful campaigns to prevent approval of uranium mining in Nova Scotia, and extensive work on energy policy issues, primarily opposing nuclear energy.[13]

She has held the position of Associate General Counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre,[15] representing consumer, poverty and environment groups from 1985–86. She has worked extensively with indigenous peoples internationally, particularly in the Amazon, as well as with Canadian First Nations. She was the first volunteer Executive Director of Cultural Survival Canada from 1989–1992 and worked for the Algonquin of Barriere Lake from 1991–1992.[13]

In 1986, May became Senior Policy Advisor to then federal Environment Minister, Thomas McMillan of the Progressive Conservatives.[13] She was instrumental in the creation of several national parks, including South Moresby. She was involved in negotiating the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer, new legislation and pollution control measures. In 1988, she resigned on principle when the Minister granted permits for the Rafferty-Alameda Dams in Saskatchewan because of no environmental assessment. The permits were later quashed by a Federal Court decision that the permits were granted illegally.[16]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_May#Political_beginnings

WWWTT

I’ve done several searches and nothing comes up for progressive Canada 

Mighty Middle

WWWTT wrote:

I’ve done several searches and nothing comes up for progressive Canada 

Their twitter account

https://twitter.com/Progresscdn

Mighty Middle

And the Elizabeth May bashing continues, this time from left leaning publication "The Tyee" -  Elizabeth May’s Greens Need to Fix Their Indigenous ‘Vision’

Party’s positions are thin, unrealistic and riddled with embarrassing errors.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/05/14/Greens-Need-To-Fix-Indigenous-Vision/

WWWTT

Ok thanks for that Mighty Middle 

NDPP

Tweedledee vs tweedledumb. May the best Israeli apartheid supporters win. Like shit on a blanket, settler state politicians stick together along with their cheerleaders it seems. A plague on all their houses. Shame on any 'progressive' who votes for a candidate that opposes BDS and supports the genocidal criminal Zionist regime.

swallow swallow's picture

Mighty Middle wrote:

And the Elizabeth May bashing continues, this time from left leaning publication "The Tyee" -  Elizabeth May’s Greens Need to Fix Their Indigenous ‘Vision’

Party’s positions are thin, unrealistic and riddled with embarrassing errors.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/05/14/Greens-Need-To-Fix-Indigenous-Vision/

1. Robert Jago is a Montreal based freelancer, he is not the Tyee

2. The article bends over backwards to try to be fair to the Greens. Check Jago’s twitter feed for more. May responded with a defensive comment that she was raked over the coals for. She has since deleted.

3. Jago is an Indigenous writer making fair comment on the train wreck that is Green Indigenous policy. The platform IS full of errors. Greens can do better. They should try to do better.

4. Not all critique is dishonest shilling for a preferred party. Jago is not a partisan of any party.

Pondering

As long as the NDP has a credible Green New Deal plan I am convinced they can take the Green vote. 

jerrym

Meanwhile, in the one province where the Greens have come closest to power, there are major questions being raised about top down control of the Green party nomination process. 

There has been some complaints within the Green Party about the selection process for the District 9 election, which was delayed due to the death of the Green Party candidate. The party had reduced the number of candidates who had applied to run down from five to two, only to then have one of those two eliminated by Elections PEI on a ruling that this was a continuation of the provincial election, not a by election, and PEI law does not allow a candidate to run in more than one riding. Some members complained the selection process was too secretive and unaccountable to the membership. 

As a result of this John Andrews won the nomination on a vote of 128 to 33 for "no candidate". Despite being asked by the newspaper below, the party would not reveal who was on the committee that reduced the number of candidates from five to two.

Ruben said the party had a process to identify two qualified candidates and now the party is down to one, John Andrew.

Bevan-Baker’s apology followed a controversy surrounding the party’s decision to restrict its number of nominees in Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.

Five individuals had initially applied to be the party’s nominee for the deferred election in the district. A party committee narrowed this down to two nominees who could face a vote by the membership. One was later deemed ineligible by Elections P.E.I.

Several party members had complained publicly about the process, with some accusing the party’s provincial council of being overly secretive and unaccountable.

In the end, most members voted for the sole remaining nominee, retired medical physicist John Andrew, by a margin of 128 to 33. The 33 votes were for a “no candidate” option, a protest vote allowed in Green nominations, through which members can express a lack of confidence with all of the potential nominees. ...

When asked by The Guardian, Green party officials did not identify the names of the individuals who sat on the party’s candidate selection committee. Party president Martin Ruben did say the committee included a member of the Underhay family, a member of provincial council, a member of the party’s caucus and one or more residents of Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.

https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/pei-green-leader-offers-apology...

 

Aristotleded24

Mighty Middle wrote:
Erin Weir tweets

I cannot support today’s federal #NDP “climate emergency” motion because it fails to address carbon pricing or propose any other mechanism to reduce emissions.

">https://www.erinweir.com/climate_emergency

Good on Weir for calling out the hypocrisy of supporting LNG from BC while blocking oil pipelines from Alberta.

Pondering

Aristotleded24 wrote:

Mighty Middle wrote:
Erin Weir tweets

I cannot support today’s federal #NDP “climate emergency” motion because it fails to address carbon pricing or propose any other mechanism to reduce emissions.

">https://www.erinweir.com/climate_emergency

Good on Weir for calling out the hypocrisy of supporting LNG from BC while blocking oil pipelines from Alberta.

Do you also agree with his opposition to carbon taxes?