Saturday, July 31, 2010

Take us seriously. Or else...

Elizabeth May, facing internal dissent and leadership challenges from within, has picked up an enforcer:

The federal Green Party is hoping a former NHL tough guy will help beef up the party's presence in Quebec.

Green Leader Elizabeth May on Saturday named Georges Laraque as a deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada.

The 260-pound former Montreal Canadiens enforcer joined the Greens last February but his role has been undefined until now.

The announcement is part of an attempt to gain traction in the province.


Thinking that Georges Laraque will help the Greens in Quebec only shows how out of touch with Quebecers (or, at the very least, Habs fans) May is.

9 Comments:

  • The last Deputy Leader quit over a lack of ability to organize in Quebec so May solves the problem by picking a new Deputy Leader with no experience in political organizing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:02 PM  

  • As a leader, she's pretty green.

    Har har har.

    By Anonymous So funny it's sad, at 8:27 PM  

  • I wonder if May thought about why when announcing her Deputy Leader for Quebec she would be doing it in Vancouver instead of in Quebec?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:29 PM  

  • Anon at 8:29 PM: One article I read explained that the Greens were holding the press conference in Vancouvert to avoid the cost of bringing the whole delegation to Quebec as well as to keep their carbon footprint low.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:07 PM  

  • This may freak you out, but given probs w/Greens in QC, and affection 4Georges, will probably help, as much anything could.

    By Blogger Eugene Forsey Liberal, at 12:39 AM  

  • Elizabeth May's priorities:
    1. Hurt Harper
    2. Help the Liberals
    3. Help the Greens.

    Backwards!!

    She's more of a socialist than she is Green. Problem is, we already have a socialist party. And not all socialist policies are green, and not all green policies are socialist.

    She got them into the debates, and that's a great legacy.

    Time to turn over the reins, and try to tap into the huge youth and protest vote.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:41 AM  

  • Dion would've stood up for AB. A tax was a win win even cutting in finance and oil sands in a Flaherty-ish way instead of NDP green reinvestment. Now our PM is increasing odds of runaway AGW by slowing following a little of USA policy. AB's big brother GOP down south is killing cap-n-trade. So now command and control. Guess who's jobs go first (AB has no electoral votes)? Sadly turbines were super employment intensive (petro is 40% of Canadian profits, IDK maybe 15-20% of Canadian revenues, but not even 10% of jobs) and entire supply chain could've been located in AB for all I cared; now is Denmark China and maybe USA.
    Here is something hot Palin brain clone, tar muppet Premier, neocon PM; maybe even Liberals and NDP aren't focused on: there is a study coming out next year basically measuring if natural gas extraction and piping leaks. If it does AB can sell natural gas beyond the firewalls in a Green way, if not you'll see $200/barrel *conventional* oil within a generation whether or not you deserve it. The RW PM of UK has just copied Dion's Green INvestment Bonds, paying for renos out of utility cost savings. They didn't fall for the neocon Heritage/Fraser crap. Our grandkids thank you, UK.

    By Anonymous educatedpopulation, at 9:09 PM  

  • If the NG leaks it is probably more GHGs intensive than conventional oil. And MSM and Chamber of Commerce 2050 textbook examples of evil have probably frightened Liberals and NDP here...
    No 21st-22nd-23rd century imports of water to jurisdictions who poison their own for petro-revenue (vs irrigation and residential usage). The world of 2050 will punish the grandkids those who unleashed AGW if it happens. So selfish.

    By Anonymous educatedpopulation, at 9:16 PM  

  • Sir R.Branson, pre-Dion Liberals, Greens, and NDP said just reinvest some tar profits. Instead of marketing and more carbon intensive exploration and tar development (again with peat CO2 emissions looking at 135% or so of a conventional barrel), you guys could've done that natural gas study and funded freshwater studies years ago. Honeywell got this because of Kyoto:
    http://cleantechnica.com/2010/08/02/greener-gm-to-pioneer-ac-with-99-7-lower-greenhouse-gas/
    They have first mover advantage for a 4B home market next decades. Should've been AB instead of tax cuts. Also for only $500000 (10 newspaper ads in Provincial terms) you'd get:
    http://cleantechnica.com/2010/07/23/arpa-e-backs-a-smart-metal-to-cool-future-climate-hell/
    Just looking at it, it is job intensive. Maybe need to combine with Que's alloys expertise to have invented.
    These were missed out and we could've had em if 2008 wasn't neocon. China is stealing AB's future jobs now. Russia has a similiar economy as AB, just admitted AGW is real. But if your challenger is Smith not Lib/NDP/Green/PC.....
    GOP clones expect 100% capitalism to have the efficiency and quality-of-living of a mixed economy. And when it doesn't, denial just Soviets.

    By Anonymous educatedpopulation, at 9:57 PM  

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