reasons NOT to vote for
and her "Green Party"
UPDATE: Check out our new section, "Anti-semite Watch"
war against Wi-Fi."
health care platform advocated using tax dollars to fund junk-science "homeopathy."
She denied it when called out, even when provided with proof.
party is opposed
to genetically-modified crops (GMOs), a fear without
any basis in science.
- She was the only MP to vote against Bill C-489 which bans "child sex offenders from coming within two kilometres of a victim’s home."
wrote to cabinet ministers raising fear that
radiation from the Fukushima meltdown posed a risk to Canada's "fish,
habitat, and health" — all widely-discredited myths.
the Divorce Act" section of her party's platform contained "inaccurate
and 'anti-feminist'" claims which she only changed after being
accused the Jewish Tribune of
"twisting her words" in an article based on an interview she gave,
only for the paper to release the "full
audio of the interview, revealing a surprisingly pleasant exchange in
which Ms. May indeed appears to say everything she had previously
alleged were 'misleading statements'."
party's ex-president says he was "drummed
out" for his views on Israel.
suggested Canada needs a monument to the "victims
said Prime Minister Harper's stance on climate change
grievance worse than Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of the Nazis."
implied the RCMP planted
weapons on anti-fracking protesters in New Brunswick.
- Her platform claims Canada "is in the midst of a cancer epidemic"
caused by "chemicals used in our everyday life." The Canada Research
Chair in Human Stem Cell Biology says the increase in cancer rates is
simply due to a "growing and aging population."
- She was the only MP to vote against a bill imposing tougher punishments on convicts who misbehave during temporary escorted absences from prison.
party produced a press release claiming
a woman contracted thyroid cancer from swimming in the Ottawa River,
a claim disputed by the Canadian Cancer Society.
accused the Conservative government of trying to "gerrymander"
her riding to get rid of her. Riding boundaries in Canada are drawn by
a non-partisan committee.
Nanos poll, only 3.5% of
Canadians gave her name when asked for the party leader they consider
presented a 9/11 Truther petition to the House of Commons. She
later claimed "all MPs are required to present petitions submitted to
them" which is false.
2009 she participated in a debate on climate change with two
deniers/skeptics. Based on an audience vote, she lost,
with an increased number of audience members claiming to be skeptical
of climate change after hearing her speak. On Twitter, she later
claimed to have won.
- She was one of only three MPs to vote against Bill C-425, which allows immigrants who have served in the Canadian armed forces to become citizens faster.
started a "media
frenzy" by tweeting about a train derailment that never happened.
- She wrote an editorial for the Globe and Mail demanding politicians "end the superficial fixation on balanced budgets." The Green Party platform states "we are committed to a balanced budget."
- She once claimed "we have grocery stores in Canada importing eggs from China on a routine basis." It is illegal to import eggs from China and there is no evidence this routinely happens.
said Prime Minister Harper is "not
Canadian." She later defended the comment by claiming she "had
virtually no sleep" but then wrote an article entitled "10
reasons why Harper isn't really Canadian."
Canada to North Korea."
views make no sense.
- Her bizarre interpretation of the rules of parliamentary system, including the idea that the Governor General "would have to" take her advice on whom to make prime minister, make no sense.
"as an Officer of the Order of Canada..."
wrote a letter to Queen Elizabeth "requesting
a Royal Inquiry to restore Canada to a free and fair democracy."
The Queen said
out a series of tweets defending Jian Ghomeshi."
said the Ottawa shootings were "not"
demanded the government combat "chronic Lyme disease," which experts call a "bogus
diagnosis" with no basis in medical science.
said the United States "recruited" Osama Bin Laden and got him to "create al Qaeda."
Factcheck.org calls this an "urban
bragged that BC Green Party MLA and former IPCC scientist Andrew Weaver is a
prize winning scientist." The IPCC
says "it is incorrect to refer to any IPCC official, or scientist
who worked on IPCC reports, as a Nobel laureate or Nobel Prize winner."
falsely said "we
saw U.S. Republicans posing with ISIS fighters" in the early days
of the Syrian civil war. She later
in awkward press gallery dinner speech" in which she used vulgar language to praise
convicted terrorist Omar Khadr.
said the election of Stephen Harper would make a person want to "spend
all of your time tearing your hair out and wanting to slit your wrists."
is a dual US-Canadian citizen, having never
renounced her US
- When she couldn't be part of the Canadian delegation at the Durban Climate Change Conference she registered as a delegate for Papua New Guinea.
was forced to reject a Green Party candidate after it was
admitted to cheering the attacks" of September 11 in a newspaper
was forced to reject a Green Party candidate after it was revealed he
had a history of making anti-Semitic
allowed a candidate with an even longer history of anti-Semitic
remarks, including Holocaust denial ("the six-million lie"), to run for
the Green Party twice.
brags about being a "repeat
- She visited Greece to encourage "corporate lawsuits against Canada."
tried to get Stephane
Dion to appoint her to the Senate when it looked like he might
become prime minister.
described the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces in
Afghanistan as being "from a
tried to get private
organizations to fund her speaking tours after becoming head of the
- She once bragged about hosting a rally featuring "a thousand" supporters. The local newspaper counted 120.
worked for the Mulroney administration.
working for Mulroney, she committed “breaches of security [that]
involved the contents of confidential Privy Council documents and
connections,” according to a former co-worker.
a chat show, she said "I think Canadians
are stupid, and I fundamentally agree with that assessment" then
offered convoluted denials.
official biography describes her as a "grandmother."
Her only child has no children.
Jill Stein in the 2012 US Presidential election. Stein won less
than 0.4% of the vote.
called the Climategate scandal an "elaborate
described her election strategy as "throw
more spaghetti at the wall. Something's got to stick."
population control resolution calling for financial sanctions against
families who have more than two children."
first deputy leader quit over her "autocratic
second deputy leader quit
to join the Bloc Quebecois.
third deputy leader quit
to fight fraud charges.
- Her fourth deputy leader, a floor-crossing NDP MP, was secretly paid a salary
out of party funds to stay loyal (he was already receiving a $167,000
parliamentary salary at the time.) He lost his seat in the 2015
election, plummeting to fourth place and receiving only 14% of the vote.
first Green Party city councillor in Ontario and former deputy leader of
the provincial Greens quit the party because she found Elizabeth May "too dictatorial."
Suzuki thinks "there
shouldn't be a Green Party."
as party boss in order to guilt party members into calling off a
to quit as party boss because her salary was too low.
know how to ride a bicycle.
- In the 2015 election she "almost didn’t get to vote for herself because she forgot proper I.D."
This happened because she "took a green leather purse to the polls to
match her party’s political colour, but her correct identification was
in another purse she left in her campaign van."
- She refered to this as "one of the biggest sign mobs" she'd ever seen.
daughter was a Green Party candidate in the Quebec riding of
Berthier-Maskinongé, but lives in Halifax and never came to the riding
during the campaign. The Ottawa Citizen said it was unclear "if she has even visited it." She came in fifth place with 2% of the vote.
strongly suggested Canadians "shouldn't
vote Green if another candidate has a better chance at defeating a
has been ambiguous on her support for the movement to "Boycott,
Divestment and Sanction" Israel. Asked by B'nai Brith Canada to
clarify, she responded with a weaselly email the group denounced as "disingenuous."
called PMO staff "ruthless
- Despite constantly denouncing Stephen Harper's government, agenda, and party, in the 2015 election she said she "isn't ruling out an agreement with the Conservatives in a future Parliament."
being elected as the country's first Green MP, she decided to "focus
on democracy, not climate change."
- She gave an interview with a Green-friendly publication that the reporter later characterized as "disturbing."
MP Blair Wilson was kicked
out of the Liberal Party following allegations of shady business
dealings and election law violations, Elizabeth May welcomed
him into the Greens.
has run for parliament in three different provinces.
by Liberal Glen Pearson in a 2006 London by-election.
by Conservative Peter MacKay in the 2008 federal election.
said "I'm never
running anywhere but Centra Nova, this is where I live, this is where
I'll always run." Then she lost there and ran in British Columbia.
- The Green Party elected zero MPs in its first 28 years of existence.
2011, the Green Party elected only one MP (May herself) and had a
second-place finish in only one other riding.
- In 2015, the Green Party once again elected only one MP (May herself) and had a
second-place finish in only one other riding.
2011, the Green Party helped elect over a dozen Conservative MPs by splitting
the vote in 17 ridings.
2011, the Green Party's share of the popular vote was
only 3.91% — its worst showing since 2000 and its worst showing since Elizabeth May became leader.
- In 2015, the Green Party managed to do even worse, and its share of the popular vote was only 3.5% — its worst showing since 1997.
- In the 2015 election, "one in five Green candidates was merely a 'paper' candidate" — that is, a candidate who exists only as a name on the ballot and has no formal campaign or infrastructure.
- Elizabeth May spent more than any other "party leader" — $230,000 in all
— to win her own seat in the 2015 federal election. This is more than
twice what NDP leader Thomas Mulcair (the next closest) spent to win his seat.
- The justice critic in her "shadow cabinet" has been denounced by B'nai Brith Canada for using "social media to advocate on behalf of terrorists who have murdered Israeli civilians."
- In Maclean's magazine, Scott Gilmore, who calls Elizabeth May a "remarkable politician" and a "remarkable person" says "I still feel terrible having to say it out loud: It is time for her to go."
- She called for a mass-firing of civil servants on the basis they were "contaminated" from serving under Stephen Harper.
- She said "of course"
the wildfire in Fort McMurray was caused by climate change — a
conclusion no climate scientist agrees with — then tried to walk those
- The Green Party of Nova Scotia — supposedly Elizabeth May's home province — was dissolved in 2016 due to lack of interest.
- She said Canada's current electoral system was created when people "thought the earth was flat." People have known the earth is round for at least 800 years. Canada's constitution was written in 1867.
- She said "Christopher Columbus in 1492 was in a society that widely believed he'd sail off a flat earth." Everyone in Columbus' time knew the world was round. This is a elementary school myth.
the 2015 election, Elections Canada found that the Green Party had
broke the law by intentionally distributing misleading polling data to
voters in BC in an attempt to exaggerate their own popularity.
- The head of the charitable organization Jewish National Fund Canada declined an offer to speak at the 2016 Green Party convention
citing the party's anti-Israel attitudes, anti-Semitic members, and the
fact that they asked him to speak on a Saturday, the Jewish holy day.
APPENDIX A: Anti-semites in the Green Party
“I don’t think there are anti-semitic people within the Green Party.” — Elizabeth May
• Dimitri Lascaris, 2015 Green Party candidate for London West, ON and current Green Party justice critic: Denounced by B’nai Brith Canada
for posing with a Palestinian terrorist's father, grossly
mischaracterizing the circumstances of the son's death (in 2015 the son
was shot by Israeli security forces during a multiple stabbing attack
on an a bus — Lascaris described him as having been “killed
extrajudicially by Israeli authorities”), posting articles from
anti-semitic websites and "liking" anti-semitic comments from his
Facebook friends. He was also the submitter of a successful 2016 Green
Party conference resolution making it official party policy to boycott and sanction
("BDS") the nation of Israel.
• Sharon Danley, 2015 Green Party candidate for Spadina—Fort York, ON: Blamed her defeat on “sabotage” led by “the Jewish faction within the party” and compared Zionism to “metastasized cancer.” She once posted a meme that compared Jews to Nazis.
• Monika Schaefer, 2006, 2008, 2011 Green Party candidate for Yellowhead, AB: Referred to the Holocaust as "the six-million lie." Called the Jewish president of the Green Party a member of a "supremacist cult."
• John Shavluk, 2008 Green Party candidate from Newton-North Delta, BC: Referred to 9/11 as an attack on "shoddily built Jewish world bank headquarters."
Green Party election results:
Do you know any other
good reasons not to support Elizabeth May and her
"Green Party"? I don't care if you're left-wing, right-wing, whatever,
please send them to me, J.J. McCullough, noted controversial jerk and
the guy who made this page, at firstname.lastname@example.org