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May goes, but Greens here to stay

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06.11.2019

It’s hard to know how long Elizabeth May would have stayed on as leader of Canada’s Green Party if the recent election results had delivered on the promise of the party’s early polls.

The party only won three seats after beginning the election campaign in third place in some polls, ahead of the rival NDP. Environmental issues were riding a wave of publicity and the Greens looked like they were poised to capitalize.

But it was not to be. The NDP surged back from the near-dead and May’s party was consigned once again to the nether reaches of the House of Commons.

At Monday’s press conference announcing her exit, May said she had intended the 2019 election to be her last as leader. The........

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