The Canadian House of Commons is made up of a total of 308 seats. The Green Party of Canada holds a whopping 2 out of 308 seats. That less than 1%.
Last night, in the apparent spirit of inclusion, the first televised debate leading up to the October Federal election will feature the usual three leaders that deservedly dominate popular discussion. Surprisingly, the Green Party’s Elizabeth May will also participate. Why were the Bloc Quebecois not invited? They have as many seats as the Green Party!
With the assumption that each leader will be given an equal amount of time to speak, does it not seem unfair that May will be given 25% of onscreen time given that her party only has 2 seats?
Taken directly from the debate’s transcript, here are some of May’s questionable stances on taxes and pipelines:
“And absolutely right, Mr. Mulcair, because when Jim Flaherty, the late and lamented, but when he cut those corporate taxes, he said these corporations were, in his words, “the job creators.” Well, they’ve sat on that money. That’s why Mark Carney called it “the dead money.” $630 billion in cash, an astonishing 32 percent of Canada’s GDP, is sitting stagnant, not being used. It’s absolutely appropriate to raise the corporate tax rate to about where it was in 2009. We’d still be very competitive within OECD countries. And we should do it as quickly as possible, so we have money to invest in getting the economy moving again.”
“The Green Party opposes every single one of the pipelines that are proposed, risky pipeline schemes to get unprocessed oil out of this country — Mr. Mulcair’s right. Every single one of these raw bitumen, unprocessed oil pipeline schemes is about exporting Canadian jobs. That’s why the Green Party knows we can oppose every single one of them. And I would like to have Mr. Mulcair’s answer clearly. Will you join us and fight against the risky pipeline and tanker expansion tripling the transport of unprocessed oil from Vancouver? Will you help us defend our coastlines?”
Lets not forget what May is capable of in front of a crowd:
Nonetheless, the debate will now be that much more entertaining with her inclusion than without.
Below are May’s thoughts on Freud and male Canadian politicians:
If that isn’t bizarre enough, take a look at how she supports a 9/11 conspiracy theory.