The Canadian Press

2016-08-22 | May Greens

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After days of soul searching, Elizabeth May has announced she will remain Green party leader despite a controversy over the Middle East that has divided party members. May says she is satisfied that her party can move away from the controversy, and that she can dedicate her time to promoting electoral reform. (Green party members will be asked to reconsider their support of a movement to boycott Israel. At the party's recent convention, members voted to express support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel a move which she opposed and which Jewish groups swiftly denounced.)

Date: 2016-08-22
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 69 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the job I have right now as a member of a 12-member committee studying how Canada to change your voting system has to be the focus of all my time and attention between now and December 1st that was one of the reasons I thought stepping down would help me Focus my attention on the electroformed committee I now feel very confident that the party's Federal Council and our shadow cabinet that will all play a role in looking at a process that assures us as a party that we haven't strayed from our values that we will stick to consensus-based decision-making and we will ensure that any decisions and policies that were reached that lacked consensus in August are Revisited at a special meeting of members now this is all now off my plate the council and the executive will determine the details of when and where and how a special meeting will take place there's a the council is looking at some options I can now focus on electoral reform but mayin the case very strongly that if you want good decision making your best decisions come from working together until you find your common ground >>