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BTC: The meaning of Elizabeth May

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One of those bearded men was Daniel Breton, an NDP candidate in Quebec touted as a co-founder of the Parti Vert du Quebec. Speaking to reporters afterwards, he was asked about the federal Green Party and offered up an assessment that I scrawled down as, “The only reason people vote Green is because they don’t know what they’re all about.”

This is not an opinion unsupported by popular punditry. But let’s turn the question around.

What is the primary source of support for, and interest in, the Green Party of Canada?

a) Elizabeth May’s singular abilities as a politician
b) General public concern for environmental issues
c) Dissatisfaction with the present state of Canadian politics.

Note, you cannot answer all of above.