This past week, several articles have appeared in the media regarding the potential race for the Leadership of the Green Party of Canada being defeated by the membership in recent voting. The information is false.
The motion calling for a leadership race to commence before October 31 has not been defeated, despite Elizabeth’s claims that it has been defeated. This is not a matter of opinion or perspective. The fact is, if 51% vote at the BGM in favor of having a leadership race–the race will be on. (There are no conflicting motions)
Elizabeth knows the information she gave the media is false. Most people call that a lie… and real Greens dislike politicians that lie to Canadians. Maybe this is why Elizabeth May only has the “overwhelming” support of only 12% of the Party, despite suggesting that 85% of the entire Party supports her (another lie).
Elizabeth May is trying to discourage those that disagree with her incompetence and dishonesty from showing up at the BGM to vote for a leadership race, by telling the members that there will be no leadership race–which is exactly why we need one.
Why is Elizabeth lying so much in communications regarding a leadership race? E May is attempting to stop Sylvie Lemieux or other potential Leadership Candidates from organizing any rival campaigns. Dishonesty is the worst type of hyper-partisan tactic.
This began when Elizabeth violated the Privacy Act and messaged the entire membership with a personal e-mail filled with misinformation, without giving those with similar or opposing resolutions to send their own message. This underhanded self-serving manipulation is unacceptable to members, supporters and voters.
Look at this recent example from E May’s blog, “We debate openly and that is why we are growing — and growing.” Huh? Debate “openly”? Why was I (and others) banned from the GPC blogs two years ago for debating the problems the party was having–and still has–in organizing? Open debate would allow Sylvie Lemieux to message the membership with her own views on the motion the way Elizabeth did…
And since when have we been growing? lmao! Fact: The GPC is losing members. Fact: The GPC is losing EDAs. Many Candidates and Councillors have quit because of E May. Support has been stagnant for two years while the Green movement has boomed. We haven’t grown because of problems I was banned for trying to change with open debate–the same open debate that Elizabeth and her supporters attempt to discourage.
Elizabeth was elected for a two year term. She has been Leader without a review or leadership race since 2006. It is clear from the e-mails I have received and the blogs I have read that the vast majority are no longer supportive of Elizabeth May or her tactics. If the supporters of Elizabeth believe she has the support of the membership–prove it–ask Elizabeth May to start the leadership race now. Leadership races are always good for any party. The fact that E May disagrees is all the evidence anyone needs–she believes she will lose.
Elizabeth doesn’t have to resign to run for Leader as she has dishonestly claims–but she should. Elizabeth, please, put the interests of the Green Party before your own ambition, and resign as Leader immediately, before Canadians begin to think that all Greens are so unscrupulous.
For the small minority who still say I am hurting the party, please remember that I did not publicly criticize any Greens that ran for office until now, but lies are unacceptable. My original criticisms were of the organizing of the Party. If only Elizabeth had listened…
And to anyone that still supports Elizabeth as Leader, leave a comment and tell us why you think she should be allowed to lie to the membership, the media and the country…
Update: As of April 7, 2011 most of these links are taken down or hidden. It appears that the Green Party is ashamed of its conduct. I’m not. I’m still speaking truth.