Elizabeth May says Green party members might soon be asked to reconsider their controversial support of a movement to boycott Israel — provided she herself decides to stay on as their leader.
May says the only other opportunities to revisit the resolution — which she firmly opposes — would be the party’s next biennial meeting in 2018 or at a leadership convention, should she opt to step down later this month.
In an interview today, May says she must consider what is best for herself, for the party and for the broader issue of security in the Middle East.
Regardless of what she decides, May says she plans to run as a Green candidate in the next general election.
At the party’s convention last week, members voted to express support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
Jewish groups swiftly denounced the move.