I Wish I Could Feel Upset
When your party holds just three seats in the House of Commons you don't need a leader who sows dissension among the party rank and file.
Green Party leader Annamie Paul has allowed the issue of Israel and Palestine to fracture the party and cause Green MP Jenica Atwin to cross the floor to the Liberals.Atwin directly challenged party leader Annamie Paul's position on the conflict, saying Paul's call for de-escalation and a return to dialogue between the two was "totally inadequate."
"I stand with Palestine and condemn the unthinkable airstrikes in Gaza. End Apartheid!" Atwin tweeted on May 11.
The day before, Manly tweeted that the removal of Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah "is ethnic cleansing."
Separately, two party executives recently announced they would step down early. One of them was John Kidder, a vice-president on the party's governing body and husband to MP and former leader Elizabeth May.