Outburst was all about the Green leader

Let’s be clear about one thing regarding Elizabeth May’s Ottawa Press Gallery outburst: it was all about her.

Let’s be clear about one thing regarding Elizabeth May’s Ottawa Press Gallery outburst: it was all about her.

One of the biggest issues with the Green Party, not just May but Adam Olsen as well, is that the party becomes a platform for the leader, rather than a platform for important issues and policies. Case in point: at the Press Gallery goof, Elizabeth hurled insults at the Conservative cabinet (I thought she was against attack style politics) and then apologized, calling the whole thing a poorly planned comedy routine and then telling the media how tired she is.

I’m not sure, as someone who spent years writing letters calling on the federal government to support Omar Khadr and get him released, how he or his family would feel about his plight being used as fodder for a failed comedy routine.

Despite apologizing, May fails to take full accountability for her actions. Trying to explain your way out of a situation isn’t taking responsibility. It’s called making excuses.

With what I’ve seen of May, both online through her surrogates and in public, she really isn’t that different from the politicians she has been castigating all these years.

When you become the priority instead of the cause you are advocating for, it’s time to take a step back and re-examine whether or not you are doing more harm than good.

Sue Stroud, Brentwood Bay

Just Posted

Bear sightings historically rare in Langford: City staff

51 bear complaints or sightings in last year

Families hop over to Easter celebrations at Millstream Village

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza had lineups before 11 a.m.

Archaeologist monitoring building work on Tsawout First Nation amid burial ground concerns

Some in community claim construction has potentially disturbed historic graves, contractor disagrees

Mental health walk/run aims to outpace depression

Walk increased to 5k, run to 10k

Parishioners bear the weight of a large wooden cross on Good Friday

Good Friday Passion Procession winds through streets of Victoria

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Most Read