A tale of two Green Parties
The Green Party is not a monolith. Different Green Parties take different positions on different issues. There is no such thing as a United Green Party. This is good news. It allows for different Green Parties to take positions that are appropriate to local needs and local constituents. It also allows for and a open and transparent debates on the issues of the day.
The principle of “open debate” is surely welcome (open debate is not permitted within the ranks of Canada’s Harper Government). Only through open debate will understanding be encouraged. Interestingly the Green Party of Europe’s hasty response to the the recent discovery of numerous offshore financial accounts is at odds with the Green Party of Canada’s carefully considered position on FATCA.