It was an endorsement of Justin Trudeau and the liberals might not have expected it.
At a news conference this afternoon in Toronto, Green Party leader Annamy Paul appeared to give a thumbs up to the Liberals’ plan on climate change.
“I will tell the people of Canada that if you want a real plan, a plan that will grow our economy, that will put us ahead of the competitive green economy of the future…The only option in this election for you is the Liberals,” Paul said.
In a media statement later sent to CBC News, Paul’s press secretary, Rosie Emery, said the green leader got it wrong.
“Ms. Paul does not support the liberal climate plan. What I meant to say is that the Green Party cannot support it, that we must work collaboratively to tackle climate change and that the Green Party platform remains the only platform with clear climate action,” the statement reads.
In a video posted to Twitter, Paul admitted the bug and its potential as a meme.
“It had to happen. You do one press conference a lot without lunch, and there you go — you say things for sure, definitely good for a meme.” Paul said in a video posted to Twitter.
“What I meant was that if you want real climate action, if you want the real potential of a strong green economy in the future, if you want Canada to join the green rush that is going on globally, there is one option and only one option, and that is… greens.”