Green Party leader Elizabeth May is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference at Poznan, Poland. She is among the many international delegates who are at the meeting in preparation for a conference next year in Denmark where major climate change deals are expected to be signed.
Since arriving at Poznan, Ms May has been telling all who will listen how Canada’s government is “regressive” and “destructive.”
Why would a private citizen be allowed to attend an important meeting of the United Nations? Surely the United Nations is intended to be a forum for official representatives of member states. So I wonder how she qualifies to speak for Canada.
Ms May, of course, categorizes herself as leader of a federal political party, but so what? Her’s is not an officially recognized party in our House of Commons. In fact, neither her or any other member of her party has ever been elected to the House while representing her party. (The Greens did have one sitting member who joined them after being cast out of the Liberal Party caucus.)
For almost three decades, the broad cross section of the Canadian public has rejected Green Party policies and political candidates. Their rejection has been so overwhelming that—during the last federal election—even Ms May was praising opposition Liberal Stéphane Dion and seemed to be suggesting that Greens should vote Liberal.