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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

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

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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.

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Speaking to supporters at Green Party headquarters, leader Elizabeth May praised what she called a “historic” outcome for her party in Canadian federal elections. May says Greens can make ‘ significant contribution ’ in minority parliament .

"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.

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