Elizabeth May isn’t stepping down as Green Party leader despite a controversy over the Middle East that has divided Green supporters.
May says she wants to continue her work on electoral reform and will have more credibility as a party leader.
“I was overwhelmed to read so many letters of support from members of the green party, and supporters who are not members from across Canada. And media commentary that made me feel as though I was sort of like Tom Sawyer, and suddenly attending my own funeral. It appears I am much loved.”
She firmly squelched suggestions she was considering joining the NDP or the Liberals.
May spent the last several days pondering her future during a vacation in Cape Breton.
She also says party members will be asked to reconsider their support of a movement to boycott Israel.
At the party’s recent convention, members voted to express support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, a move which she opposed and which Jewish groups swiftly denounced.