Didn't take the Greens long to start attacking the new leader of the NDP. Yikes!
May Lectures Singh Again, This Time for Not ‘Rushing’ for a Seat
Green leader thinks too many Canadians confuse their system with US ‘popularity contest.’
Elizabeth May on Jagmeet Singh’s choice: ‘You’d better have House of Commons experience, you better actually have displayed what you’re going to do in Parliament.’
Federal Green leader Elizabeth May said she wasn’t trying to be snarky when she sent a welcoming tweet to new NDP leader Jagmeet Singh that read more like a scold by a civics teacher.
But when The Tyee asked May to elaborate Wednesday, she fired another shot across Singh’s bow, expressing displeasure that any party leader might not quickly seek a seat in Parliament.
Singh responded, telling The Tyee he is “comfortable” emulating the late NDP leader Jack Layton by serving as party leader without a seat, and he hasn’t fully made up his mind anyway.
May’s first critique came Sunday, in response to Singh’s tweet he was “officially launching” his “campaign to be the next Prime Minister of Canada.”