posted on Jun, 5 2019 @ 06:29 PM
This is about green political parties in general, but I am more focusing on the Green party here in Canada. In a historic win, Green party of Canada
in our eastern province of PEI (little province mind you) became the top opposition, and on the opposite coast, in BC they are starting to now gain
For starters. Comparing the Canadian green party to the US one is like almost apples to oranges, one is far gone with just a bunch of hippies and
extremely social driven (US), while the other actually has merit (CND).
The Canadian model involves sustainability, it tackles economics, and it tackles job growth, obviously wants more environmental protection, etc. But
where the two meet without a doubt is to almost abolish fossil fuels all together, the US model seems to want to just ban them completely while the
Canadian model is to slowly taper us off them, and not just in vehicles, but in almost everything else (through taxes of course).
When you look at the Canadian model, it actually sounds great, protect environment, embrace regulated capitalist enterprise to not over step
environmental dangers, look forward to sustainable renewable energy and resources, the list goes on. But it always seems to end up that fossil fuels
need to be gone in some way shape or form, and they boast about it. It paints this picture that green politics needs to satisfy a certain base to gain
their vote, which is very niche.
I feel if the Green parties want to contend, they need to explain that fossil fuels aren't the enemy, but are a precious gift from planet earth we
need to conserve and use wisely. They have so many benefits, but at the same time push for more sustainable and green energy solutions so we can
sustain fossil fuel use for where it matters.
This is where i think the green parties fall short, the Canadian system is almost there, the US well, just look at their web page, it's all over the
place, I don't even know where to begin.
If the green parties started to push for more sustainability towards ALL forms of energy production, and find a solution, I feel like they can contend
with the big parties. Take on a more conservative approach with some issues, but be more liberal others. A middle ground party.