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Duly Quoted: Elizabeth May, on Andrea Horwath’s Partisanship and Respecting Kathleen Wynne

Leader of the Green Party of Canada has harsh words for the leader of the provincial NDP, but really just wants everyone to get out and vote.

“I respect Kathleen Wynne. I do not like all Liberal policies; nor do I support any provincial party other than the Greens. ‎But there is a level of partisanship that exceeds sense, and Ms. Horwath now exemplifies it.”

-Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, in an open letter to the voters of Ontario. She writes of having grown “increasingly concerned watching Andrea Horwath essentially promote the election of a Conservative administration under Tim Hudak.” (A number of prominent, longtime NDP supporters have also expressed concerns recently about Horwath’s leadership, sending her a letter that read, in part, “From what we can see you are running to the right of the Liberals in an attempt to win Conservative votes.”) May calls for “a surge in citizen action” to combat the dispiritedness and disgust of many progressive voters—but not one that would necessarily aid any particular political party. “Don’t think of it as an action to support any politician,” she writes. “Think of it as supporting your own family, neighbourhood and community.”


Related:

In This Provincial Election: (sigh) The Liberals

Provincial Election 2014: What the outcome of this election will mean for Toronto.


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