Annamie Paul wins Green Party leadership

harrylee

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Ontario Liberal, that's a fact.. accept where I grew up.. Cornwall is about the only blue blip in all of Ontario..

Well until this last election.. people grew a brain.
Horse shit.....most everywhere outside of the GTA is conservative. OK...those NDPers up north are an exception...lol

 

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Horse shit.....most everywhere outside of the GTA is conservative. OK...those NDPers up north are an exception...lol



There is a band of 905ers that federally do vote Conservative. But most of the ridings in Ontario last election when Lieberal. If it was as blue as this map, Sheer would be PM.
 

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Horse shit.....most everywhere outside of the GTA is conservative. OK...those NDPers up north are an exception...lol

Did you read or comprehend what I said.. until this last election they grew a brain and voted Conservative..

But back in the day, Cornwall, where I grew up was a papermill town and very conservative..

FFS do you have to be such an argumentative tool.

 
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Ontario Liberal, that's a fact.. accept where I grew up.. Cornwall is about the only blue blip in all of Ontario..
Well until this last election.. people grew a brain.
Oxford County, where men are men and women like it that way, has always been blue. Also Simcoe County and many others.
 

harrylee

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I live in Grey county.....always conservative......Your map shows liberal. Where did you get that, from the Libs webpage?
 

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I live in Grey county.....always conservative......Your map shows liberal. Where did you get that, from the Libs webpage?

As I said.. "Back in the day" when I was a kid, Cornwall was basically a Conservative city sounded by Liberals..

Back in the day is about 30 years ago..

I was raised in a very Catholic paper mill town, that loved it's Hockey team.. well we had the Cornwall Royals with greats suchs as Doug Gilmour who lived 2 doors down on Monaco Cres., and our movie stars Ryan Gosling (We went to the same school)

The city was anchored with Domtar and CIL. Then Free Trade came in and all those great manufacturing jobs left the country.

https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/g/gilmodo01.html




 
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Green party rift over Israeli-Palestinian conflict grows as MPs break from leader
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New Green party leader Annamie Paul smiles as she speaks at the party leadership announcement in Ottawa, Oct. 3, 2020.
New Green party leader Annamie Paul smiles as she speaks at the party leadership announcement in Ottawa, Oct. 3, 2020. PHOTO BY ADRIAN WYLD /THE CANADIAN PRESS
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OTTAWA — The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has exposed a fault line in the Green party, threatening political unity as lawmakers break from their leader and rank-and-file members clash with party staff.

The dust-up kicked off after Green MP Jenica Atwin said in a Twitter post May 11 that a statement from Leader Annamie Paul, which called for de-escalation and a return to dialogue, was “totally inadequate” and that Atwin stands with Palestine in demanding an end to “apartheid.”


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Three days later, Paul’s senior adviser Noah Zatzman expressed solidarity with “Zionists” in a Facebook post that accused some Green MPs of antisemitism and discrimination, sparking a backlash.

The internal rift has only widened in the week and a half since a tenuous ceasefire was reached in the 11-day war that killed more than 250 people, mostly Palestinians.


The fallout includes online accusations from prominent Green party members, such as 2020 leadership runner-up Dimitri Lascaris, who says Zatzman has defamed him, Atwin and Green MP Paul Manly in accusing them of antisemitism for calling out what they deem Israeli apartheid.

Paul has attempted to remain above the fray, saying that party debate is healthy but that increasing reports of antisemitism in Canada must be confronted.
 

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Fallout from Greens' feud continues as party opts not to renew top adviser's contract
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New Green party leader Annamie Paul smiles as she speaks at the party leadership announcement in Ottawa, Oct. 3, 2020.
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OTTAWA — The fallout from internal feuds in the Green party continues amid accusations of intolerance and strong-arm tactics against some members.

Two Green party sources, who spoke to The Canadian Press on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters, confirmed that the executive committee voted Friday not to renew the contract of a senior adviser to Leader Annamie Paul when it expires next month.

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The adviser, Noah Zatzman, had expressed solidarity with Israel in a May 14 social media post that accused many politicians, including unspecified Green MPs, of discrimination and antisemitism, sparking a letter-writing campaign calling for his removal.

Separately, two party executives recently announced they would step down early, including John Kidder, a vice-president on the party’s governing body and husband to MP and former leader Elizabeth May.

The resignations open up more space for a slate of new candidates for executive positions in a party that has undergone growing pains and power struggles over the past couple years.

Zatzman, who declined to comment, has worked with Paul since last July and remains on board as an adviser to the leader.

His six-month contract, slated to expire on July 4 and obtained by The Canadian Press, stipulates that the party will pay Zatzman a fee for time worked beyond 100 hours per month.

Fresh fissures opened after Green MP Jenica Atwin directly challenged Paul’s position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The tweet followed one a day earlier by Green MP Paul Manly, who said the planned removal of Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah “is ethnic cleansing.”

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Zatzman responded with a Facebook post stating that Greens “will work to defeat you and bring in progressive climate champions who are antifa and pro LGBT and pro indigenous sovereignty and Zionists!!!!!”

Atwin has previously declined requests for comment, while Manly rejected the notion that policy criticism amounts to cultural hostility.


On Saturday, the Greens’ Quebec wing released a statement saying that as long Zatzman remained in place and declined to apologize, it would be “difficult … to fully collaborate with Ms. Paul and her staff.”

“The GPC (Green Party of Canada) leaders’ silence and inaction for the past three weeks now has shocked Party members and supporters from coast to coast and called into question her ability to lead the Green party,” the Quebec chapter’s board stated.

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As of Tuesday, there were about 1,400 signatories to a letter to Paul demanding Zatzman be removed from his post.

The Green party did not respond Tuesday to requests for comment. At a press conference earlier in the day, Paul declined to answer a question on her party’s shifting executive roster, saying the event was intended to discuss the recent attack against a Muslim-Canadian family in London, Ont.

“There are differences of opinion that come up naturally within parties. And certainly, Israel and Palestine is one that has demonstrated the differences of opinion,” she told reporters last week in response to questions about whether there is antisemitism in her party.