Elizabeth May says she's going to reflect on her future role as leader of the Green Party, after its members voted in favour of a resolution supporting sanctions against Israel, despite her own opposition to it.
The Greens became Canada's first federal party to endorse the so-called Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement during the party's biennial convention in Ottawa over the weekend. Some Canadian Jewish groups denounced the Green Party for supporting a boycott policy against Israel. The House of Commons condemned the movement in February.
"I'm going away for the first week off I've had off since Christmas and I will be doing a lot of reflecting," May said Tuesday morning in an interview with CBC Radio's On the Island.
"It's only been since the convention that I've been wondering what's the best way to get this position reversed so that in the next election Green Party candidates across Canada are not facing a complete distraction of an issue," she told CBC's Khalil Akhtar..."The best way to get this position reversed"? In the words of Jewish canary Carole King (nee Klein), it's too late, baby.