Elizabeth May highlights Green Party’s post-secondary education policies


I NEED TO TELL THIS AUDIENCE ABOUT JANE JACOBSON. HER DEATH WAS A MAJOR LOSS BUT WHAT SHE SAID IN “DARK AGE AHEAD” WAS THERE ARE MANY PILLARS OF OUR SOCIETY AND EDUCATION SHE BELIEVED WAS BEING CONVERTED FROM EDUCATION TO CERTIFICATION. PAINT YOUR MONEY GET YOUR TICKETS. AS OPPOSED TO AN ENRICHED EXPERIENCE IN WHICH ANY STUDENT CAN EXPAND THEIR MIND, EXPAND THEIR EXPERIENCE. FINDING AN INTEREST THEY NEVER KNEW EXISTED, CONTACTING — THE PROFESSORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE. HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN ENRICHED EXPERIENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE AND EMERGING FROM THAT ENRICHED EXPERIENCE WITHOUT A CRUSHING LEVEL OF DEBT IS SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR EVERY CANADIAN STUDENT, WHETHER AMATEUR STUDENTS STUDENT GOING BACK FOR A PH.D. IN YOUR EIGHTIES OR A YOUNG PERSON BRANCHING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE GREEN PARTY IS VERY CLEAR ON THIS. EDUCATION AT THE POSTSECONDARY LEVEL, LIKE FROM KINDERGARTEN TO 12 SHOULD BE FREE. WE CAN DO IT, WE CAN AFFORD IT. MANY OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE. [ Speaking French ]>>Voice of Translator: A GREAT PARTY GOVERNMENT WOULD MAKE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION FREE FOR ALL. AND IT WOULD BE SUITABLY ESSENTIAL TO INCREASE THE FINANCING OF INSTITUTIONS FOR THE GREEN PARTY. WE NEED TO REINVEST IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION WITH $10 BILLION TO HELP OUR INSTITUTIONS. [ END OF TRANSLATION ]>>CUT TWO ENGINE WITHOUT INVESTING IN THE INSTITUTIONS. SO WE HAVE BUDGETED $10 BILLION COMING THROUGH FEDERAL PROVINCIAL TRANSFERS WITH AGREEMENTS WITH EACH PROVINCE THAT THIS MORNING IS TIME AND WE WANT TO AWARD THOSE INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE THE MOST INCLUSIVE, OFFER THE BEST NEW OPENING TENURE TRACK POSITION BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE SEEN, AND ONE OF THE MOST EXPLOITED GROUP OF WORKERS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE RECENT PH.D.’S WHO GET PAID AS LECTURERS MAY BE $6,000 A COURSE SEEMS TO BE THE RUN-OF-THE-MILL PAYMENT. SO YOU EMERGE YOUR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, YOU GOT YOUR NEW PH.D., YOU HAVE CRUSHING DEBT AND YOU COULD MAKE MORE MONEY AT STARBUCKS. THERE’S SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE. IT’S CLEARLY NOT SUSTAINABLE. YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE ADMINISTRATIONS OF UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES WHETHER FOR TRADE CERTIFICATION OR BECAUSE YOU ARE STUDYING HISTORY. OR RUSSIAN LITERATURE. OUR SOCIETY NEEDS TO KEEP OUR BRAINS FUNCTIONING, INTACT, EXPANDING BACK AND EDUCATION DOESN’T STOP AT THE END OF HIGH SCHOOL FOR IT DOESN’T STOP AT THE END OF YOUR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION. IT’S THE PROCESS OF LIFE YOUNG — LIFELONG LEARNING TO. [ Speaking French ]>>Voice of Translator: I’M TRULY PROUD TO PRESENT OUR PROGRAMS AND PLATFORM TO PROTECT EXCELLENCY IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AS WELL AS OUR INSTITUTIONS AND FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. IT IS OUR RIGHT, NOT JUST A PRIVILEGE AND THE GREEN PARTY IS NOW THE MOST PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND ALL OF CANADA. WE ARE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS AND SHOULD FRENCH. [ END OF TRANSLATION ]>>QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW WE TAKE THIS BOLD STEP FORWARD, HOW WE PAID FOR IT, AND WHY CANADA SHOULD JOIN THE LEGION OF COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, NORWAY, FRANCE, GERMANY, WHERE PEOPLE CAN GO TO UNIVERSITY, EVEN CANADIANS CAN GO TO UNIVERSITY FOR FREE AND COUNTRIES IN EUROPE WHEN THEY CAN’T GO TO UNIVERSITY FOR FREE AT HOME. SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE. LET’S GET OUT AHEAD OF IT AND FIX IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [ Applause ] [ Cheering ]>>SO… ANOTHER CANDIDATE HAS ENTERED THE ROOM. HANNAH ARTHUR IS IN THE HOUSE. CANDIDATE FOR DAVENPORT. COME ON UP. [ Applause ] BEFORE YOU LEAVE HANNAH, I HAVE SOME REQUESTS FOR YOU. I JUST WANT TO FORGET. [ Laughter ]>>ANY QUESTIONS FROM ANY OF THE JOURNALISTS IN THE ROOM? CAN ONLY TAKE QUESTIONS FROM ACCREDITED JOURNALISTS. DOES ANYONE HAVE A QUESTION WE ARE HOPING TO YES?>>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION BY THE MEDIA ]>>OUR REVENUE NUMBERS AT UP TO SUFFICIENT SOURCES OF REVENUE. THERE ARE SOME PLACES THAT WE SAVE MONEY. CANCELLING TOWNSMEN PIPELINE SAVES MONEY. AND FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES SAVES US BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR. THIS IS A 15 BILLION-DOLLAR TICKET ITEM IN CANCELLING TUITIONS PLUS $10 BILLION INTO THE INVESTMENT SO THAT UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CAN CONTINUE TO BE FLOURISHING AND KEEP THE LIGHTS ON AND NOT BE FEELING SO PINCHED FOR EVERY PENNY. WE PAY FOR IT WITH A NUMBER OF NEW STREAMS OF REVENUE. WE DO NOT INCREASE TAXES FOR AVERAGE WAGE EARNING CANADIANS. WE DO CREATE A WEALTH TAX FOR THOSE IF THEY HAVE MORE THAN $20 MILLION IN WEALTH, I’M LOOKING IN THIS ROOM, I THINK WE ARE ALL OKAY. BUT WE ALSO WILL BE CREATING A TAX REGIME ON BUSINESSES THAT MAKE A LOT OF BUSINESSES IN CANADA AND PAY ALMOST NO TAXES FOR THE E-COMMERCE COMPANIES. GOOGLE OR FACEBOOK OR AMAZON, ET CETERA. WE ALSO HAVE CREATED A FINANCIAL SECTION TAX DEPARTMENT OF CANADA ACTUALLY VOTED FOR A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION PASS — TAX COUPLE OF DECADES AGO. IT NEVER DID COME ABOUT. IT’S A 0.5 PERCENT TAX ON TRANSACTIONS BUT ONLY ON THE LARGER ONES, NOT EVERY TIME YOU GO TO THE BANK TO CHANGE MONEY BEFORE YOU GO ON A HOLIDAY FOR BUT THE 0.5 PERCENT ON REALLY LARGE TRANSACTIONS IS VERY SENSIBLE POLICY WHICH WE HOPE TO CONTINUE TO PRESS TO BE A GLOBAL TAX AS NOBEL BULK — NOBEL PRIZE WINNING CANDIDATES — ECONOMISTS HAVE SAID. WE ARE LOOKING AT A TAX ON SUGARY DRINKS. IT IS AND ASK FOR HIS COME TO US OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR THE CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION, FOR THE HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION. AS YOU GO THROUGH THE LIST OF SOURCES, CLOSING STOCK OPTION LOOPHOLES. CLOSING CAPITAL GAIN LOOPHOLES. GOING THROUGH THE MONEY THAT IN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS. CANADA WAS THE COUNTRY WHERE NATIONALS WERE REVEALED IN THE PANAMA PAPERS. WE ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY WHO KNEW ABOUT BACK AT HASSAN SINCE GONE AFTER THE MONEY. WE REALLY NEED TO REFORM THE CANADIAN REVENUE AGENCY AS HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED OVER AND OVER AGAIN BY AUDITOR GENERALS GOING BACK TO SHEILA FRASER, RIGHT UP TO THE LATE MICHAEL FERGUSON THAT LOOKED AT THE WAY CRA OPERATES AND HAS EVIDENCE TO PROVE WHAT ALL OF US KNOW INTUITIVELY, THEY LIKED GOING AFTER PEOPLE WHO PAY VERY LITTLE TAX AND HAVE VERY LITTLE MONEY. THEY DON’T LIKE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MILLIONS AND ARE HIDING IT BECAUSE THOSE OTHER KIND KIND OF PEOPLE WHO CAN HIRE LAWYERS. WE HAVE A PACKAGE OF NEW REVENUE MEASURES. HAVE LISTED ALL OF THEM. THAT THEY ARE SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR SOCIAL SAFETY NET UNIVERSAL CHILDCARE, FREE TUITION, PHARMA CARE, AND DO IT IN A WAY THAT, BARRING AN UNEXPECTED EVENT LIKE A GLOBAL RECESSION, WE ARE NOT DOGMATIC OR IDEOLOGICAL ABOUT IT BUT ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL AS WE NOW STAND HERE, WE CAN BALANCE THE BUDGET WITHIN FIVE YEARS AND ELIMINATE DEFICIT. THAT’S WHERE WE STAND AS A PARTY. WE ARE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE BUT WE ARE SOCIALLY PROGRESSIVE AND WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN BALANCING THE BUDGET CUTS. THAT IS THE WRONG WAY TO GO. THIS COUNTRY HAS HAD FAR TO THREE MANY CUTS IN THIS PROVINCE FAR TOO MANY CUTS TO THE THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER. WE CAN, AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, HELP MAKE UP SOME OF WHAT HAS BEEN CUT AT THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL, INVESTING IN MENTAL HEALTH, AND INVESTING IN ADDICTION COUNSELLING AND AID RIGHT ACROSS THE BOARD’S PARTS OF OUR SOCIETY WE CAN SEE ARE FRAYING AT THE EDGES. YES?>>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION BY THE MEDIA ]>>A GREAT QUESTION FOR PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY HAVE STUDENT LOANS, WE WANT TO REDUCE THE EXISTING STUDENT LOANS. I SHOULD HAVE MESH — MENTIONED THAT. I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION WE WILL BE, OVER TIME, ENSURING THAT THOSE WHO ARE CARRYING EXISTING LOANS THAT ARE LOANS THROUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE PHEROMONES REDUCED TO KNOW MORE THAN $10,000 OUTSTANDING. SO WE WILL GET RID OF EXISTING STUDENT MODES AS WE GO FORWARD TO ENSURE THAT THEY AREN’T IMPACTING THE FUTURE. OUR FIRST SPENDING IS A $10 BILLION TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION IS A ONE-TIME SUPPORT. BUT WE OBVIOUSLY NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO IT AND MAKE SURE THAT POST SECONDARY EDUCATION CAN SUPPORT ITSELF AND IS SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM OKAY.>>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION BY THE MEDIA ]>>EVEN IF ANDREW SCHEER WAS A LICENSED BROKER BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED TO PARLIAMENT, IS PREPOLITICS RESUME IS SO FIT AND HARLEY BEARS EXAMINING. THE THING THAT’S IMPORTANT TO DETERMINE IS HOW MUCH OF WHAT HE SAID WAS DELIBERATELY MISLEADING? I SAW HIM ON TELEVISION TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT HE WASN’T A LICENSED BROKER BUT HE HAD AN ARRANGEMENT THAT HE WAS ALLOWED TO DO TRAITS AND AN OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION SEEMS TO BE OVERKILL. THE CLEARLY EXAGGERATED HIS CREDENTIALS BUT HE GOT ELECTED HE WAS 24 YEARS OLD I’M VERY PLEASED WITH MY RECORD. I DIDN’T JOIN A POLITICAL PARTY UNTIL I WAS 52. I HAVE A DEEP DEGREE OF… DISTRUST IS TOO HARSH A WORD. I THINK PEOPLE IN PUBLIC LIFE SHOULD HAVE A WORLD EXPERIENCE AND A LIFE EXPERIENCE THAT MAKES THEM VALUABLE IN PARLIAMENT. I HAVE A CANDIDATE THAT IS ABOUT TO TURN 205 RECOMMEND AFTER BEING IN PROGRESS FOR TWO TERMS, NEED AND GET MORE EXPERIENCE IN LIFE. STEPHEN HARPER HAD VIRTUALLY NO MIGHT HE NEVER BEEN HIRED BY ANYONE EXCEPT ON ONE SUMMER JOB FOR ONE INTERNSHIP FOR IMPERIAL OIL. THE ONLY OTHER JOCKEY HAD WAS AS A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE NATIONAL CITIZENS COALITION WHICH WAS ANOTHER GRANT OF CONSERVATIVE POLICY. A LIFETIME, PEOPLE WHO ARE LIFERS AND POLITICS DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DAY-TO-DAY STRUGGLES OF CANADIANS. AND THAT’S WHERE I THINK IT’S DISAPPOINTING THAT ANDREW SCHEER EXAGGERATED HIS VERY THIN CREDENTIALS. I THINK IT SHOWS HIM IN HYPOCRITICAL LIGHT DELUXE TAKE POT SHOTS AT PRIME MINISTER FOR ONLY BEING A TEACHER. LIKELY, STEPHEN HARPER HAD LESS CREDENTIALS THAN ANDREW SCHEER’S FINANCIALS WHICH ANDREW SCHEER IS JUST HAS EXAGGERATED. BUT I DON’T THINK WE NEED AN INQUIRY INTO IT. HE HAS NO LIFE EXPERIENCE OTHER THAN BEING ELECTED. I ALSO BELIEVE QUITE PROFOUNDLY AND A VERY DISTRESSED THAT IT HASN’T BEEN NOTED. ANDREW SCHEER USED THE POSITION OF SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AS A STEPPING STONE TO ADVANCE HIS POLITICAL CAREER WHICH BREAKS WITH EVERY PARLIAMENTARY TRADITION OF EVERY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY, NOT JUST CANADA. WHEN YOU ARE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, YOU HAVE TO BE, FORGET THE EXPRESSION, POLITICALLY NEUTERED. CAPS OF THEIR SNMP AND– AT THE DROP OF THE SPEAKER IS TO PROTECT EVERY EMPTY. AND YOU HAVE NO APPEAL. THERE’S NO APPEAL FOR PARLIAMENTARIAN. I PUT FORWARD MANY POINTS OF ORDER. SOME 20 AND 30 PAGE LEGAL ARGUMENTS TO ANDREW SCHEER. I HAVE TO SUSPEND DISBELIEF EVERY TIME AND HOPE THAT THE RULING FROM THE SPEAKER WAS FAIR. I HAVE TO BELIEVE IT WAS. FOR THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY FALLS APART. AND IT WAS QUITE LONG OF ANDREW THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND THEN GO BACK INTO PARTISAN POLITICS AT ALL. BUT IT’S NOT QUITE CLEAR USED THE OFFICE OF SPEAKER AND EVEN HELD MEETINGS TO START PLANNING HIS BID FOR CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADERSHIP. THIS IS AN ASPECT OF WHAT HE DID AS PARLIAMENTARIAN. BUT I THINK HE HAS DONE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE RESPECT OF THE OFFICE OF SPEAKER BECAUSE NOW WHO’S TO SAY THAT JEFF REGAN DOESN’T LEAVE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND RUN FROM THE PRO- — LIBERAL LEADERSHIP I DON’T THINK HE WOULD DO THAT, LET’S BE CLEAR. BUT IT DAMAGES OUR INSTITUTIONS. THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, YOU GO BACK LOUIS LAMOUREUX IN THE SIXTIES. HE LEFT HIS PARTY AND BRAND AS AN INDEPENDENT AFTER HE BECAME SPEAKER. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS LONG-STANDING AS A TRADITION. BUT EVERY TIME WE LOSE A BIT OF LONG-STANDING TRADITION AND PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY, OUR DEMOCRACY IS ERODED. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? SORRY SIR? JUST JOURNALISTS. OH, YOU ARE. I’M SORRY. ABSOLUTELY.>>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION BY THE MEDIA ] [ Laughter ]>>I ASSUME WILL BE SITTING THE VOTE FOR THE NDP THIS.>>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION BY THE MEDIA ]>>ACTUALLY, YOUR IDEA…>>WHY DO YOU THINK A CARBON TAX MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? TERRORIST MANY CARS…>>REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE IRISH TIMES, LET ME APPROACH YOUR QUESTION. IRISH EXAMINER, SORRY. GREEN’S DON’T SPLIT THE VOTE, WE GROW WITH THE VOTE. [ Applause ]>>WHEN I WAS ELECTED IN 2011, IT WAS THE HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT SUFFER ONE RIDING IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. 75 PERCENT VOTER TURNOUT. SO PEOPLE DECIDED THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO VOTE FOR. AND THIS NOTION THAT ONE PARTY OWNS VOTE, THEY GOT A PREVIOUS YEAR AND SOMEHOW SOMEONE COMES ALONG AND CONVINCES THEM YOU HAVE A BETTER PLATFORM, BETTER POLICY. WE ACTUALLY INSPIRE PEOPLE TO VOTE. WHEN I WAS ELECTED, IT WAS THE HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT AND 75 PERCENT. WHAT ANDREW WEAVER WAS ELECTED NOW, HE WASN’T WHEN HE WAS FIRST ELECTED, HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT IN BC. I’M NOT SAYING THIS IS A MATTER OF RECORD OR SLOGAN. THE ROOSEVELT WE GIVE PEOPLE A RECENT TURNOUT WHEN THEY PREVIOUSLY HAVE STAYED HOME. IN 2011 WHEN STEPHEN HARPER FORMED A FALSE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT, THAT GOVERNMENT HAD FEWER VOTES THAN THE PEOPLE WHO STAY HOME WE COULD’VE HAD A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT CALLED THE WE STAY HOME PARTY. [ Laughter ]>>THAT WE HAVE TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO VOTE AND THE SECOND PART TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION IS THAT CURRENTLY VIOLATES ELECTIONS ACT TO DO WHAT YOU PROPOSED. THE THIRD THING IS JUST NOTHING IN THE NDP PROGRAM THAT CONVINCES ME THAT THEY WILL DO MUCH MORE THAN THE INADEQUATE POLICIES AS LIBERALS COMES TO CLIMATE CRISIS WHICH IS THE NUMBER 1 ISSUE WE ARE FACING. SO WE ARE LOOKING VERY MUCH AT WHAT LOOKS TO BE A MINORITY PARTNER IS COMING UP IN THE SELECTION. WE ARE THREE WEEKS AWAY FROM THE VOTE AND IF IT COULD — ANYTHING COULD CHANGE. BUT AS THINGS NOW STAND, THE DIVISION IN THE POLLS, LOOKING AT NEITHER OF THE BIG PARTIES, THE LIBERALS ARE THE CONSERVATIVES HAVING SUFFICIENT NUMBERS OF VOTES TO ELECT SUFFICIENT NUMBERS OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO GET A FALSE MAJORITY AGAIN. THE BIGGEST DISASTER FOR THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE EITHER THE LIBERALS OR THE CONSERVATIVES WERE ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER A FALSE MAJORITY AGAIN BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT WHEN I GOVERNMENT HAS 100 PERCENT OF THE POWER THEY ARE ARROGANT, THEY FORGET THEIR PROMISES, VARGAS OF WHERE THEY ARE ON THE SPECTER, WE DON’T GET A GOOD GOVERNMENT WE ARE URGING VOTERS BACK TO CHROMIC ABOUT WHO SAT OUT LAST I, WHO ARE DISGUSTED WITH ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT TO SEE THE BOARDROOMS OF BIG OIL OR BIG PHARMA OR SNC LAVALIN MAKE DECISIONS FOR OUR GOVERNMENT, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT AS MANY GREENS AS POSSIBLE ARE ELECTED BECAUSE WE ARE IN OUR DNA PROGRAMS TO COOPERATE TO WORK ACROSS PARTY LINES, AND WE ARE VERY COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT IN THE NEXT PARLIAMENT, WE HAVE A PARLIAMENT THAT FUNCTIONS WELL , THAT DELIVERS ON CLIMATE ACTION, THAT CONTINUES TO ENSURE THAT WE MAKE SURE– THIS WILL SOUND FAMILIAR TO BUT 2019 WILL BE THE LAST ELECTION ON FIRST HAS TO POST. WE SHOULD FOCUS ON THE GO WE HAVE AS GREENS TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR EVERY CANADIAN AND PARTICULARLY FOR OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS. WE ARE HAPPY AND IT’S IMPORTANCE TO WORK WITH EVERY PARTY. ELECTING MPS GOING TO PARLIAMENT. THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD FEEL FREE AND IGNORE THE FEAR-BASED MESSAGES THAT YOU ARE BOUND TO GET WHEN SOCIAL SOMEHOW VOTING THREE HELPS SOME OTHER PARTY. VOTING GREEN HELPS VIEW. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. [ Applause ] [ Speaking French ]>>Voice of Translator: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS IN FRENCH OR ENGLISH? [ END OF TRANSLATION ]>>THANK YOU FOR THE JOURNALISTS, THE CAMERA PEOPLE AT EVERYONE WHO SHOWED UP TODAY FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE ARE VERY COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE THAT OUR KIDS HAVE TOP-QUALITY EDUCATION. EDUCATION IS WHAT KEEPS OUR COUNTRY AND A DEMOCRACY SAFE FROM BULLIES AND DEMAGOGUES. EDUCATION IS KEY TO A HEALTHY SOCIETY AND WE SHOULD NOT PUT BARRIERS IN THE WAY OF ANYONE GETTING THE EDUCATION THEY SEEK BACK WHETHER IT’S TO GET YOUR ELECTRICIAN PACK PLUMBERS, WE NEED EVERY SINGLE WORKER WE CAN GET IN A GREEN ECONOMY AND WE NEED TO MAKE SPACE TO SAY IT MATTERS TO PURSUE WHAT YOU FIND MAKES YOUR RAIN THRIVE. IT MATTERS TO HAVE POETS MATTERS TO HAVE ASTROPHYSICISTS, IT MATTERS TO HAVE AS MANY SMART PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AS THE POPULATION OF CANADA CONTINUES TO BE ONE THAT IS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO THAT POPULIST MOVEMENT THAT HAS SUCCEEDED PARTICULARLY, I THINK, IN THE LAST WERE THEY DELIBERATELY DUMBED DOWN EDUCATION AND THE MEDIA WE HAVE TO HANG ON TO BEING THOUGHTFUL, CRITICAL FIGURES WHO ARE READY TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR WHAT’S RIGHT BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT GREENS WILL ALWAYS DO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [ Applause ] [ Cheering ]>>AND NOW THIS.>>Peter: PETER VAN DUSEN WATCHING ALONG WITH YOU. AGREE PARTY CAMPAIGN EVENT IN TORONTO. GREEN PARTY LEADER ELIZABETH MAY

9 thoughts on “Elizabeth May highlights Green Party’s post-secondary education policies”

  1. We are looking to you for hope. I went to the rally in PEI and I was glad I saw you in person. The media does not cover your party at all and it enrages me. I trust you. I trust your platform. You have nothing to lose. Your party has won so many seats in my demographic/reigon. I wish that more people would educate themselves properly and not get their information from mainstream media. This woman is no puppet. The green party platform is not a one issue party. Do your damn research. I am so tired of watching these babbling men hmming and ahhing their way through politics. Like Jesus.. so many empty promises. Have been in poverty my entire time out of high school. 4 years and a stroke of luck to get a well paying job. I have no hope anymore as a 23 year old trying as damn hard as I can and still starve most nights. We have a 0% vacancy rate for housing here. Not to mention massive job shortages. I am done with red and blue. Crooked criminals leading this country. Filling their pockets with our money. Be smart people vote for change… for a change! 🙂

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