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It seems to me that the reasons for Tyrrell's expulsion would be something you would want to "get into," given the topic of this podcast. It's surely relevant to the leadership race and the party's meltdown that they had to excel a provincial leader for being a Putin apologist, n'est-ce pas?

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I wrote about Tyrrell in The Weekly Writ back in July. There's enough of a backstory there to fill an entire podcast...

You can see it here: https://www.thewrit.ca/i/63887581/greens-vs-greens-again

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Green Parties around the world are supposed to adhere to six principles, as laid out in the Global Greens charter. See https://globalgreens.org/about/ . One of those principles is "nonviolence." This surely precludes being pro-war. So when Tyrell came out in favour of the invasion of Ukraine, (a particular egregious war given that it's involved the bombing of civilian dwellings and hospitals,) he was in violation of a core principle. In this light, it seems reasonable to expel him.

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I mean, I didn't ask whether or not this site had written about Tyrrell, and in a politics podcast I don't think repetition is a concern, really. I was merely pointing out that saying "for reasons we won't get into here" is a very strange comment to make from a CBC reporter discussing this very issue. That's all. I regret, as I always do, making any sort of comment online about anything political. Enjoy the podcast though!

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Perhaps you're right that we should've taken a sidebar moment to get into it.

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