party holding a leadership race this
year after the lovely Elizabeth May
announced in 2019 that she was
stepping down. In truth I am paying
somewhat more attention to this race
than I am to the Conservative one for
the simple fact Elizabeth May has been
one of the most vocal monarchists in
Parliament of the last decade and it
would be nice for her to have a worthy
successor. Today I received a reply from
the aptly named Judy Green. The
questions Mrs. Green was asked for reference:
1. What are your views on the monarchy?
2. As prime minister would you make use of the Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal
Appointments that was active between 2010 and 2015?
3. During the previous parliament the government cancelled a program that
mailed physical copies of the Queen's portrait to any Canadian who asked free of
charge. Would you restore this program?
4. The government also removed the Queen's portrait from the lobby of the Foreign
Affairs Office and replaced it with paintings by Alfred Pallen. Would you find a
way to have both paintings and portrait share the ample wall space of the Foreign
Affairs Office lobby?
do not have strong personal preferences one way of another.
As with all GPC policies it is not the leader or president who
makes those decisions. I would encourage you to follow the
process for creating policy and present your plan to the
membership at the BGM. Personally, I would look at the
reasons that this was changed, what are the pros and the
cons and what do the people want, before taking a position
Overall, a neutral response. Previous Green politicians have
noted that the leader has no control over policy and used this
to avoid saying anything about their personal stance. So in
that regard Mrs. Green gets points for saying she doesn't care
either way. Her suggestion on submitting questions 4 & 5 as
policies was also helpful. Sadly, this survey isn't seeking to
measure helpfulness but it is nice to see regardless.
Judy Green has not been elected and therefore has no
presence in the Hansard. Her online presence seems limited
to the announcement of her candidacy.
A Kisaragi Colour