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Canada May says Greens can make ‘significant contribution’ in minority parliament

11:41  22 october  2019
11:41  22 october  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

In likely tight Canadian vote, deciding who governs could take weeks

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VICTORIA — Elizabeth May says she is looking forward to the Greens playing the role of “matchmakers” if Monday’s federal election results give way to a minority “We need Green MPs in a minority Parliament because we’re the only party committed to working across party lines,” said May

Federally, Ms. May says she could support a minority government of any party but only if that party That petition says Ms. May ’s plan to continue to use Canadian oil for years, and even invest in Mr. Tyrrell says he will still vote for the federal Greens this fall, but he is disappointed in Ms. May ’s position.

Elizabeth May et al. posing for the camera: Green Party leader Elizabeth May arrives with her grandkids Moss Burton, 13 and his sister Nina Liv, 12, during election night as results come in at Crystal Gardens in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 21, 2019.© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito Green Party leader Elizabeth May arrives with her grandkids Moss Burton, 13 and his sister Nina Liv, 12, during election night as results come in at Crystal Gardens in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May gave an optimistic speech after her party elected a record three MPs on Monday night.

She said her party can make a "significant contribution" in a Liberal minority parliament.

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She vowed to hold feet to the fire in Ottawa on the issues that matter to her party.

Green Leader Elizabeth May predicts minority government, warns against majority

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The government today gave the green light to a new generation of nuclear power plants, sparking a battle with environmentalists but also pledging a plethora of green measures on renewable energies. The conclusions of the review, as well as being the worst kept secret in Whitehall

Labour leader and shadow foreign secretary say party is fighting to win election and rule out coalition. Labour has ruled out pacts and coalitions if the party needs to run a minority government after In a speech that attempted to portray Theresa May ’s campaign and manifesto as “weak and

"There will be crispy toes," she quipped.

In an election in which climate change proved a top issue, expectations for the Green Party were high. Ultimately, however, the party was unable to make more significant gains in the Maritimes and in B.C., where they had strong support.

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In Fredericton, Jenica Atwin defeated a Liberal incumbent to give the Green party its first election night victory.

Both incumbent Green MPs, May and Paul Manly, who won a byelection in Nanaimo-Ladysmith earlier this year, were easily reelected.

As of 1:30 a.m., the Liberals were leading or elected in 156 ridings. For the Conservatives, it was 122, while the Bloc Québécois is in third place with 32. The NDP were leading or elected in 24 ridings.

Greens list areas of common ground for co-operation with Liberal minority government .
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has laid out areas of common policy interest where she thinks she can work with the Liberal minority government — goals such as bringing in a single-use plastic ban and adopting more civil behaviour in the House of Commons.In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, released today, May calls climate change action the "single most important" issue facing the new House of Commons. She called on him to create an internal panel with all party leaders to make sure climate measures are "collaborative and well-informed by science.

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