Transmitted by CNW Group on : April 15, 2007 12:25
Green Party says Potvin will not be its candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway
OTTAWA, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Green Party of Canada has announced that Kevin Potvin will not be its candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway following the revelation that he wrote a magazine article expressing approval for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
"Non-violence is one of the Green Party's fundamental principles," said party leader Elizabeth May. "Our members declare their commitment to strive for a culture of peace and cooperation between states and between people.
"I spoke with Kevin and realize this has been difficult for him. He is a community leader, a father and an engaged citizen. He plays a very helpful role in his community.
"However, his views are antithetical to Green Party values. We have irreconcilable differences. I will not sign his nomination papers and he will not be a Green Party candidate."
Lizzie May's a classy gal. She took decisive action an' disavowed the Greenies from this quick and without any unneeded nastiness or character assassination.