Elizabeth May writes a statement on the Green Party website hoping to put the “Canadians are stupid” issue to rest.
Unfortunately, in her statement she writes,
“I reviewed all this on TVO with Steve Paikan [sic] more recently and he confirmed that no one in the room thought I had said Canadians are stupid.”
TVO wants to set thing right and expresses disagreement as their director of corporate communications explains,
For the record, I would like to clarify that at no point during his September 12th interview with Elizabeth May did Steve Paikin express such a personal opinion.
We feel this use of Mr. Paikin’s name – and by extension, that of TVO’s – is inappropriate. We ask that the above mentioned blog posting be corrected, along with any other Green Party of Canada postings or communications of a similar nature.
Here’s my post and YouTube video that started this controversy.
Here’s a good summary of May’s gaffe and explanation to TVO and CTV: