Bob Layton: Would you go Green in this fall’s federal vote?
With the American media so hopelessly bogged down in anything Donald Trump, it’s a good thing Canadian politics are getting so much more interesting as we head for the fall federal vote.
Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpot are going Independent and that should be cause for concern for the Liberals.
Even more appetizing to serious political watchers is the interest being shown in the Green Party, from the NDP knock-over in Nanaimo to what some might lovingly call the “Anne of Very Green Gables” Party rising to the official opposition in Prince Edward Island.
Now, they need some more seats in the rest of Canada.
It was a smart political move by Elizabeth May to get in the centre of the oil sands dispute. She starts by saying the obvious part about abandoning oil, but that as long as we still use it, we should be using our oil, not foreign oil.
That does not mean she will approve an Alberta pipeline. That would never happen. She wants it moved by rail.
Is that enough to get some Alberta votes, or do you like Andrew Scheer’s idea for a national energy corridor, better?
What would it take to make you go Green?
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