Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May recently spoke with Yahoo! Canada News about her party's continuing momentum, Justin Trudeau, carbon taxes and the recently signed Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) that has her "extremely alarmed."
Yahoo! Canada News: We've seen the Green Party break significant ground in the last few years, with the leaders' debate and earning a seat in the house. At the same time, we've seen support drop. Do you have a theory as to why?
May: Our support has actually built since my election. Our highest support in voting was when I was included in the leaders' debate. So in 2008, we had our highest level of electoral support. But, of course, we didn't win a seat. Between the two results, I'd rather win a seat, because, otherwise, people say, "You're never going to get elected anyway."
When we held rallies across the country, we were getting larger crowds than the NDP — but they weren't covered. I don't regard that as much of aRead More »from Green Party leader Elizabeth May talks to Y! Canada News about byelections, Justin Trudeau, carbon taxes and foreign investment