Image by Grant Neufeld via FlickrThis breaking story has everything: a spurned lover, a pirate, a rhinoceros, a communist, a small pond, fear of contagion, and a gun registry issue.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May has been invited to a party leaders’ debate but likely won’t attend — a coalition of small or fringe political parties are hosting their own public forum this month.
“We are not one of the small, fringe parties.... We do not group ourselves in with them,” said Kieran Green, a Green Party spokesman.
The apparent snub from the Greens disappoints political rivals.
“I think that’s absurd,” said Shawn Vulliez, spokesman for the Pirate Party, which seeks to reform copyright and information laws.
“If they don’t participate they are just shooting themselves in the foot. The Green Party is not significantly ahead of the Pirate Party right now – they’ve never had a seat in Parliament.”
“Do they think we’re contagious?” asked Serge Grenier, spokesman for the Rhinoceros Party. “This is a missed opportunity for them.”
And Vicki Gunn, spokeswoman of the Christian Heritage Party, said: “Whether they have to play in a small pond or not, surely it is better than not playing in any pond.”
Oh, well. As Herself might say, "It's my Party and I'll dry if I want to".