Green Light for Elizabeth May

Members of the federal Green Party have confirmed their support for leader Elizabeth May this weekend.  According to May, the top priority of the Party is to have its leader elected in the next election.  To me this is not unreasonable: why should a party’s leader not be a Member of Parliament?  At least, if the party is legitimate – I can understand the leader of the Rhino Party or the Marijuana Party not being an MP.  As an MP, May would have a stronger voice and greater opportunity to hold the government to account on environmental issues.  That’s the theory, anyway.  One never knows with the psychotic nature of the current Conservative government.  Who knows that the Liberals wouldn’t exhibit similar behaviour if they manage to form a government after future elections?  And we all know that Iggy is just visiting….

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