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Green Party looks to the NHL

Elizabeth May taps Georges Laraque to drum up support in Quebec


Former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque was named one of two Green Party deputy leaders this weekend (the other is Adriane Carr). After being let go from the team earlier this year, the 33-year-old has focused on drumming up aid for his homeland of Haiti and environmental causes—he’s a dedicated vegan and animal rights activist. But his work with the Green Party will only go so far, as Laraque says he has no plans to run for federal office at the moment.

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  1. Dear God, how desperate is Lizzie May and her Merry Band of Kooks? Perhaps she could get Borat or Adam Sandler. What a joke of a party.

  2. I hope that unlike Elizabeth May, he actually has the brains to notice the terrible impact that mass immigration is having on Canada's environment, whether it's the endless urban sprawl that's destroying our forests and farmlands or the constantly increasing pressure on our urban infrastructure.

    • Please elaborate on this statement! The problem with urban sprawl here in Edmonton is due to people moving to Alberta for jobs. Immigration has a little to do with it. The Green Party will not get much traction in this country…they are just too whacky and their ideology borders on Lunacy!

    • sounds to me like the problem is bad urban (and sub-urban) planning, not immigration. Most green economists call for populations increasing within existing urban boundries ("intensification" — more people living closer together) which increases local demand for local goods and services and increased transportation options (better transit, walking/cycling routes, etc.). These features of denser living allow more people to live while consuming less energy (fewer fossil fuels consumed for transportation of goods and people accross large distances, fewer congested freeways, attached dwellings and apartments require less energy to heat and cool, etc.). So the problem isn't mass immigration (or migration as Robb points out) at all, the problem is how and where new residents are settled in an existing community. More dense settlements mean greener communities.