Greens once again fail to gain ground in Vancouver this election


Green leader Elizabeth May says her party will hold government’s feet to the fire, despite winning only three seats and failing to crack Vancouver’s federal landscape. File photo Dan Toulgoet

Despite making inroads on a municipal and provincial level, the Green Party once again failed to make a dent in Vancouver’s political landscape this federal election. In fact, the party only added one more MP to its modest total of three across the country, which includes party leader Elizabeth May.

Green candidates failed to crack the top three in every Vancouver riding except Vancouver East where Green candidate Bridget Burns garnered 14.5 per cent of the vote, well behind NDP incumbent Jenny Kwan and second place Liberal Kyle Demes.

“I can’t thank you enough, but I will keep trying,” May told supporters in her victory speech.

She described the Greens’ role in Ottawa as “holding [government’s] feet to the fire.”

“There will be crispy toes,” she said.

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