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Richard 'Hub' Hughes

Now I hate to drag Elizabeth May into the fray but after Andrew Weaver’s insightful remarks and gentle pointers via comments on ‘Cowichan Conversations’ in the previous post, I really could not resist.

They are both demonstrating just how different the Greens really are.

Perhaps, as Andy points out in his rants, the Greens really are different than the dreadful NDP. He knocks the NDP for the provincial and federal parties being one of the same.

I would wager a basket full of chocolate Easter eggs that Ms. May is happy that the BC Greens are separated from her National Green Party, not like those NDP’ers.

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Green Party Leader spent almost $230,000 to win her Saanich-Gulf Islands seat in the the last federal election. Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist

 

Elizabeth May spent over $100,000 more than Harper or Mulcair in election

 

OTTAWA — Elizabeth May spent more than any other federal party leader to secure her seat in last October’s election.

Financial reports filed with Elections Canada show the Green leader spent almost $230,000 to win her British Columbia riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands.

May’s riding association raised roughly $220,000 to pay for May’s campaign; she was the only Green candidate to win a seat in the Oct. 19 vote.

Justin Trudeau, who led his Liberals to victory, spent just over $183,000 to hang onto his Montreal riding of Papineau.

His riding association contributed $175,000 to Trudeau’s campaign while the Liberal party kicked in almost $33,000.

Stephen Harper, whose Conservative government was defeated, spent just over $117,000 to easily win his Calgary Heritage riding.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair spent the least: less than $105,000 to hold his Montreal riding of Outremont.

The totals for each leader include expenses that were subject to campaign spending limits plus other reportable expenses which fell outside the cap.

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4 comments to Elizabeth May Top Spender–This Gives Going Green A Whole New Meaning

  • Mea culpa, couldn’t help it Richard. Elizabeth May cavorting in Europe emitting green house gasses and at an environmental conference attended by some 45,00 people, many flying in on personal aircraft and not a peep on their carbon footprint.

    Add to this the nonsense of not including the production of the American military”s production of green house gasses.

    Some estimates go as high as 15 to 20 percent of the world output! And we haven’t talked about it’s production by other militaries around the world, including Isis, Boka Haram and so on. At any given time there is 30,000 airplanes in the air! How much do they produce?

    What of the enormous ships parked in harbours around the world? How much carbon is being produced by by building windmills for wind farms whose life expectancy is twenty five years and yet they have to shut down if the wind is over a certain speed and then they have to be backed up by coal fired generating plants!

    Yes kill the site C dam and maybe we can run electric cars on the bullshit the politicians feed us.

    Yes Elizabeth, not a peep is heard from you about the sad state of our seniors and veterans who fight in endless wars to protect the interests of the oligarchy! As George Carlin said back in 94 “The system doesn’t care, they threw us over thirty fucking years ago “, all they want is good obedient workers.”

    Green house tax my ass where does that money go, same place as the eco fee? Is it used for making better vehicle, no answer!

    So as Plato rightly observed in politics “let us go in for the art of seeming wholeheartedly!” For in being right you might offend half the populace! The wind whispers “you must compromise ” and I answer, if right must compromise with wrong who loses?

    In politics there are no absolutes for it restricts the maneuverability of its’ participants. As King Solomon observed in the Book of Ecclisiastes so many years ago ” All things are as they have been since the very beginning ” and ” of the writing of books there is no end !”

    That whole thing is a scam and Al Gore is making a comfortable living trading in carbon tax credits from deep within his multiple thousand square foot house.

    Don’t get me started on the Kinder Morgan pipeline bull shit and it’s proliferation of endless hearings run by politicos whose real role is to suck a living from the people they purportedly represent. Yep park your Audi’s, BMW’s and Mercedes and come to the meeting nothing will be decided, but a good time will be had by all!

    As Ned Beatty told Mr. Beale in the movie Network “there are no nations Mr. Beale only the dollar,the ruble, the yen the franc, the deutchmark, the pound. It is what the world turns on and you have meddled with cosmic forces and for that you shall atone ”

    But alas it is no wonder that I chose to do to things rather than people, the results are concrete and visually seen!

    The failures are obvious but the victories are sweet and they are absolute! See you tomorrow.

  • Cynthia Montgomery

    The comparison of May’s expenses vs. the those of the other party leaders is a bit unfair, as they have condensed city ridings & hers is several scattered islands, as well as Sidney.

  • sharon

    E. May educates her riding constituents via newsletters, a welcome change from Gary Lunn, CPC who just sent out platitudes.

    How do the NDP provincially and federally differ in their policies and actions?

    We clearly see the ugly difference between Federal Libs and Provincial conLibs.

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