Interim provincial Green leader Christopher Ian Bennett seems to have come down with a case of foot-in-mouth disease. Earlier this year, he suggested the party should reverse its policy against accepting corporate donations. And, just last week, he sang the praises of Premier Gordon Campbell to The Georgia Straight's Carlito Pablo. All of which doesn't sit well with leadership crandidate Ben West.
Speaking with Public Eye, Mr. West said, "I've become increasingly concerned with Chris Bennett's comments - which I think have been harmful to the party and the province. Though I respect his passion, I've become increasingly concerned with his analysis. I don't think we should be giving thanks to the Liberals for lip service. The real credit should go to the voters for pushing a climate change denying government to make statements that make it sound like they support environmental issues and environmental concerns. I've decided I need to make it my job to stand up for the values of the party. And, unfortunately, that's become more and more of a pressing issue as Chris Bennett continues to make these comments."