I write this on board the flight to Montreal. Tomorrow is Montreal Pride Parade and we have a big announcement. Meanwhile I spent my morning and early afternoon knocking on doors in the Broadmead neighbourhood of my riding and then visiting constituents at the Peninsula Country Market.
I noticed today that the Ontario Energy Board has analyzed the Energy East pipeline. Its conclusion matches that of the Green Party – the risks of the pipeline outweigh any potential benefit to Ontario. Marching in Montreal Pride tomorrow I will be with Green candidates who have put everything on the line to stop Energy East. Other than Gilles Duceppe, I am the only national leader to agree with the Ontario Energy Board.
I predict that pipeline politics will play an increasingly large role in this election – driving voters to Green candidates.