Maclean's reported this week that Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, is the proud new owner of a Prius hybrid.
Good for her. It's good to know that May did her research before purchasing the car.
I've been doing a lot of reading about hybrids lately, particularly the Prius, and allegedly the carbon footprint left from shipping of the Prius from Japan to Canada alone, outweighs the benefits of lifetime use of the car. May also apparently bought the car to travel around Central Nova Scotia, which, to my understanding, is rural driving--and hybrids work most effectively in urban environments.
But that's not all. According this article she would have been further ahead to have purchased a Hummer.
I'm a little dissapointed that I can no longer fully support the Green party, if this is a clear example of the research, planning and decision-making they're capable of. It's a good thing I only vote for them in hopes of establishing a more democratic electoral system.