Green Leader Elizabeth May predicts minority government, warns against majority
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:15PM EDT
VICTORIA -- Green Leader Elizabeth May says it appears Canadians are about to elect a minority government.
She says minority Parliaments ensure co-operation between parties and the Greens can play leading roles in implementing environmental policies that fight climate change.
May warns against electing a majority Liberal or Conservative government, saying neither party is truly committed to climate action.
The Greens held two seats when the election was called and are hoping for a breakthrough on Oct. 21 that has eluded them in previous votes.
May says she's willing to talk to all parties in the event of a minority situation, but describes New Democrat, Conservative and Liberal environmental policies as road maps for failure.
May said the Greens' "Mission: Possible" climate plan includes halting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and cutting Canada's greenhouse-gas emissions by 60 per cent below 2005 levels over the next decade.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 16, 2019.