This was a massive Green win. We all know that long ago the party made getting Elizabeth elected priority #1. The gamble paid off.
The Green media coverage for the last two weeks nationally was minimal to nil because Elizabeth was in Saanich--Gulf Islands and as a knock-on effect from the debate exclusion. That hurt across the country because the national campaign counts for about 85% of the vote. The whole context will be different in the next election. Greens finally have a voice that cannot be denied, and a powerful one.
We sacrificed a large number of pawns to get one to the far end of the board. Now she's a queen and that's a game-changer. The trade-off was absolutely worth it.
My deep thanks to everyone who helped in the campaign with their time and money. Thanks also for the words of encouragement I’ve received from so many directions. Greens have a vision and a path. Last night we took a tremendous step along it.
There are many more steps to go. I hope that we'll take them together.