May in Grey?
Out here in the wilds of Lennox-Addington county (near Picton, Ont.), political news is sparse. As it should be. But Greens leader Elizabeth May did wander into cottage country this morning with an interview on CBC's Ontario Morning broadcast. She's headed to Owen Sound this week and she used the occasion to muse publicly again about perhaps running in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound in the next election. The riding is currently held by Conservative MP Larry Miller.
May said that history was a big factor weighing in her consideration of the riding -- Agnes MacPhail, the first woman ever to join the Commons, way back in 1921, hailed from Grey county. She said the constituents of this area had demonstrated "moral courage" to usher in that first for Canada, so why shouldn't it elect the first Green MP to Parliament?