Statement

The Green Party wishes to reiterate that leader Elizabeth May has never advocated strategic voting. In an interview with the Toronto Star and in response to NDP leader Jack Layton suggesting he was open to a potential Liberal—NDP coalition, Ms. May suggested that all opposition leaders might consider some larger coalition effort before the vote. In the course of a two-hour interview, it was one of many ideas discussed in quite hypothetical terms. Honesty about the perverse and anti-democratic outcomes of the first-past-the-post voting system takes nothing away from the reality that Canada needs Green MPs in the House of Commons.