Budget throws environment under the bus: May

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Author: James Munson

What Elizabeth May hasn’t been able to say on Parliament Hill she took to a packed university lecture hall this week.

While the Green party leader was stymied in her efforts to critique the federal budget in the House of Commons, a scheduled appearance during one of the University of Ottawa law school’s environmental assessment courses Monday night became an opportunity to undress a budget that, in her view, sponsors fossil fuel dependency at the clear expense of the environment.

“This is not just a bad budget for the environment – we’ve seen some of those in the past,” said May, who drew such a crowd that latecomers had to sneak in through a back door after the main entrance was closed. “It’s not just a weak budget either. This budget is an anti-environmental budget.”

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