Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says she is “losing respect” for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, over what she claims is his repeated use of the abortion issue to distinguish their respective parties, which are gripped in a tight race for third place.
“I don’t want to sound harsh because I do want to work with Mr. Singh after the election, but I am losing respect for him because this is not open for debate,” May said in a telephone interview with CTV News on Monday from Vancouver.
May, however, says Singh is continuing to talk about abortion in a “desperate” attempt to sway voters. But according to her, the opposite is happening. She claims NDP voters are calling Green campaign offices to complain about how Singh and the NDP are taking jabs at the Greens.
“It never occurred to me the smears and lies thrown at the Green Party would be coming from the NDP,” May said. “I guess he is desperate. That is not a fact. That is called a lie ...Our platform, if he chooses to read it, calls for expanding access to abortion services in those parts of the country that are inadequately serviced.”