Friday, February 27, 2009

Free Speech Rocks.

A photoless post on my blog! Can it be?

I have been too busy to take any photos. I apologize Mr. Canon EOS 40D - soon you strap will be around my neck - where it belongs.

But for now - a post on an event happening right on Campus.

My intention for writing this article was suppose to be for the magazine for Hypertext. However, I have be told (and I refuse to argue - nor will I waste the effort) that politics "do not belong in the magazine."

But, since blogs are about free speech.....I will put it on here...and write a longer article after the event has taken place. Thank you much to John Esposito for conducting an interview with yours truly.



Elizabeth May plans to visit the University of Windsor
Green Party leader expected to deliver a “vibrant speech”

Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party of Canada, is scheduled to visit the University of Windsor to discuss the future of a green economy in Canada.

May, whose name made headline news after she challenged her right to participate in the leaders’ debates during the federal election last October, will take the podium at the new Medical Education Building on March 12, 2009.

Founder of Young Greens of Windsor and University of Windsor graduate John Esposito has great expectations for May’s visit to the Windsor. Having spent time with May during her London North Centre By-election in 2006 and this past summer in Guelph, Esposito is confident that May’s speech will attract a crowd.

“Elizabeth is truly green to the bone,” Esposito says. “Her passion and friendliness is contagious. People will instantly fall in love with her.”

May is expected to address the current economic state of Canada and the benefits of pursuing a low carbon and sustainable economy. With Windsor’s crumbling automotive industry some are questioning if this is the right time to be pursuing a green economy. Esposito says no.

“The right time was years ago,” he says. “But, if we don’t act now it’s only going to get worse. We are one of the most wasteful, inefficient economies of the world.”

After hitting the campaign trail as the Windsor-West Green Party candidate during the last federal election, Esposito is confident that Windsor can be the green economy for all of Canada.

“At the time of the last election there was a 9.6% unemployment rate. It is much higher now. If we had green jobs years ago, we wouldn’t be hear today,” he adds.

Elizabeth May will be speaking on March 12 at 7:30 pm in the lobby of the Medical Education Building at the University of Windsor. This event is open to all students and is free of charge. For more information please visit the Green Corridor website at or call (519) 253 3000 ext. 2849.

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