Blogging in the Globe and Mail, Tim Powers railed against Elizabeth May. (It’s often a good sign to be on the receiving end of such criticism and the comments which follow, my own included, largely bear this out.)
Mr. Powers, what you really would have liked, of course, was for Ms. May to declare that Stephen Harper’s commitment to the environment is worthy of a second mandate. (Crickets. I hear crickets.)
Seeing that she is not going to be Prime Minister this fall, it only makes sense that Elizabeth May would back her second choice – the party with a workable plan for carbon emission reductions. This was not a call out to Green supporters everywhere to vote Liberal. She knows we can vote Green and still beat Conservatives. I live in one of the safest Liberal seats in the country and will have no qualms voting Green – firstly, because I am a Green Party member and I want the party to receive the money-per-vote it will under the new financing policy and, secondly, because I have no reason to fear a Conservative will win in my riding.
It was from the Greens that the Liberals’ green plan was taken and, with getting on with that work her top priority, Elizabeth May declared only that the Liberals would obviously make a better government than the Conservatives.