Elizabeth May's excellent performance (see our debate videos here) at the Maclean's Debate shows why Canadians want her in all of the leader debates. She was clear and articulate, challenging the other leaders with her formidable knowledge on the economy, environment issues, international affairs, and the protection of Canadians’ rights and freedoms. Wow!
Ms. May’s dogged pursuit of Thomas Mulcair on his position on the Kinder Morgan pipeline drew cheers from the many Green supporters at the ten local debate viewing parties across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
“The Green Party opposes every single risky pipeline project to ship unprocessed bitumen,” said Ms. May. “I would like to ask Mr. Mulcair: Will you join us and help fight against the reckless Kinder Morgan tanker scheme?”
Mulcair’s response revealed that although the NDP oppose Keystone and Enbridge, they do not oppose Energy East Pipeline and the Kinder Morgan expansion. This will affect BC NDP candidates that do oppose the Kinder Morgan project; if elected, they must follow their leader.
Many considered Elizabeth May to be the clear winner of the debate. Twitter and Facebook noted that Elizabeth was the party leader most frequently discussed in social media during the debate.
See Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands in the entire Maclean’s debate video here.