Today Elizabeth May Has Made History!!

Granted, it’s not actually official yet…  but I feel safe to yell from the rooftop: 

CANADA HAS OUR FIRST ELECTED GREEN MP!!!!!!

I’ve actually had to stop watching the numbers roll in.  Every poll counted has E.May’s lead increasing.  It started with only 20 votes, and now is hovering around the 1000 mark.  Every poll forced new tears to spring from my eyes.  I am sooo very proud to be a part of this moment in Canadian history.

Elizabeth May in Parliament!!!  What does that mean?  It means we finally have a voice.  After years, and years, and years of fighting, of not being heard, of being dismissed, we finally have a voice.  A holistic voice in parliament.  A voice of reason, that understands how all systems are connected.  How the environment and the economy are not separate issues, but one and the same.  How we can not forge ahead with one at the expense of the other.

To truly have a voice?  I’m not really sure what it will mean.  But I do know that it’s only the start.  Today was something we have fought long and hard to see.  And it really is only the start.  So very much work to be done, but I know that Elizabeth is up for the task.  I know she will fight for us, and ensure that we are heard.  She is a strong, smart, well-spoken woman… and I know she is ready for all this means.

Today, as I always have been, I am proud to be GREEN!

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About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at http://www.tobi-dawne.com/ follow her blog at https://td365.wordpress.com/ get to know her daughter at http://lilyannslemonade.wordpress.com/ or check out her work at http://tdphotography.me/

Posted on May 2, 2011, in Green, Joy Journey, Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. It’s official!!!!

    Elizabeth May – 12,287
    Gary Lunn – 9,044

    More votes still coming in, widening the gap even further… but it is official. E.May has done it!!!

  2. This comment spurred by things being posted on FB, and inside information from past election campaigns:

    People need to vote with their principles. We all deserve the right to vote with our hearts and in line with our ethics without being harassed for doing so. NDP supporters have gone so far as to issue death threats to candidates they believed split the vote in the past. Lets hope it doesn’t come to that this time. Don’t harass someone who ran against your candidate of choice just because your preferred candidate lost. Instead, be proud of a campaign well fought, and be happy we have the choice.

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