OTTAWA — Leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) strongly reiterated today that there is no room for any kind of racism or bias within the Green Party of Canada. The Green Party and all its members are dedicated to diversity and equality for all.
Following yesterday’s announcement that 14 NDP members will be joining the Green Party, some comments made by the federal NDP’s executive member for Atlantic Canada, Jonathan Richardson, were taken out of context and have led to accusations of racism against the party.
“One of the core values of Greens around the world is respect for diversity and human rights,” said Ms. May. “There is absolutely no room for any form of discrimination in the Green Party. We have zero tolerance for sexism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia or hate speech of any kind. Canada’s strength lies in its diversity.”
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