Sarianna Mankki, political adviser for Finland's Greens, says this conflict may be more common within Green parties because people feel so passionately 'about the issues that they promote.'
Annamie Paul's time at the helm of the Green Party has been demarcated by internal conflict and party schisms. However, her Green Party isn't alone in this tendency towards infighting. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Internal conflict in the Greens isn’t uncommon for the global brand, international collaborators say, but whether it spells electoral doom in Canada remains unclear.
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'We’ve been sort of in limbo, so it’s a relief to be able to start organizing everything,' says Liberal Pascale St-Onge, whose victory in Brome-Missisquoi, Que., was challenged in a since-cancelled recount.
Alberta MPs say that while Albertans are right to be frustrated with the federal government, getting rid of equalization payments altogether or seceding from Canada are not legitimate solutions to its economic problems.