In a document reportedly authored by Ms. May and apparently leaked to The Canadian Press, she provides her analysis of her party’s showing in the past federal election.
Among May’s criticisms are:
- “No campaign planning document was ever prepared that I saw,” she wrote. “No campaign discussions and strategy calls took place during the campaign.”
- “…I was flying by the seat of my pants.”
- …the [Green] party spent its summer focusing on byelections, and was caught off guard by the election call.
- …the party needs to find “more creative” ways during the next campaign to allow her to spend more time in her own riding.
Ms. May modestly pointed out:
A “remarkable job” indeed—please note that the Greens failed to win a single seat after more than 25 years of trying. In fact, the Greens under Ms. May’s leadership lost its only sitting member—a Liberal party cast-off who crossed the floor of parliament to join the hapless Greens prior to the last election.
Here’s another of Ms. May’s boasts:
My personal popularity with the Canadian electorate is something, speaking as objectively as possible, that the Green party needs. I did not become leader of this party to quit and, in so doing, watch it decline.
Decline from what, I wonder. How does a party decline from no seats?