The Green Party of Canada (French: Parti vert du Canada) is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983 with 10,000–12,000 registered members as of October 2008. The Greens advance a broad multi-issue political platform that reflects its core values of ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy and non-violence. It has been led by Elizabeth May since August 26, 2006.
The party broke 1% of the popular vote in the 2004 federal election, when it received 4.3% and qualified for federal funding. Its support has ranged between 3.1% and 14% since the 2006 federal election. In the 2008 federal election, the Green Party of Canada was invited to the debates for the first timeand achieved a high mark of 6.8% of the popular vote. With just under a million votes, it ...
The Green Party won its first ever Vancouver city council seat in Saturday's municipal election.
Adriane Carr narrowly won the city's 10th council seat, beating out Coalition of Progressive Electors candidate Ellen Woodsworth by just 91 votes.
"It was a close race and I am very excited that voters across the spectrum are behind me. I plan to be a champion for sustainable neighbourhoods and a voice to hold council accountable to the citizens of Vancouver," said Carr.
"This was certainly a team effort where getting out every single vote made the difference. I thank the many wonderful people ...
The Green Party of Canada has a new face in the federal Portage-Lisgar riding. Matthew Friesen, 29, of Miami, has taken over the Green Party banner from Charlie Howatt.
This is the first foray into political life for Friesen, who has lived in various places throughout the riding his whole life and has lived in Miami for the past four years. His reasons for wandering into the political fray are simple enough.
"I think, frankly, I can do a better job than our current leadership," he stated.
And while Friesen said it would take a while for the Green Party to gain ground in the riding, he ...
Longtime NHL enforcer Georges Laraque getting involved with Green party
MONTREAL- Hockey tough guy Georges Laraque has a history of pummelling opponents until they're black and blue.
Now the longtime NHL enforcer is going Green.
Newly released by the Montreal Canadiens, the longtime hockey scrapper is now putting his efforts in service of the Green Party of Canada.
Laraque will announce his plans to get involved with the environmental party at an event in Montreal on Saturday.
A Green party official said he would not be announcing plans Saturday to run for the party in an election, but ...
Greens call for restoration of federal environmental assessment law NOTE: Find Elizabeth May's submission to the Expert Panel reviewing environmental assessment law attached as a PDF below.
(OTTAWA) - The deadline for submissions to the process put in place by the Trudeau Liberals, the panel reviewing environmental assessment and chaired by Former Environmental Commissioner Johanne Gelinas, is today.
The Green Party of Canada has submitted a brief calling for the restoration of environmental assessments based on the principles of the original act, from 1993. Greens call on all Canadians to have their say on the review process before the window closes today.
Statement on Christmas and Hanukkah 2016 (OTTAWA) December 24, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement to recognize Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations:
“2016 is an unusual year in which the timing of Hanukkah and Christmas coincide. The lighting of the first candle on the menorah will take place in the homes of Jewish families, as Christian households head for Christmas Eve services. While some will attend church and synagogue, others will choose to share precious family time over a meal in anticipation of Christmas morning. For Christians, Christmas is a joyous time to share gifts and remember the birth of Christ as the hope and light of the world.
“Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown this evening and is observed for eight days and nights. Hanukkah commemorates the Miracle of Hanukkah, when the oil lamp in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem burned for eight days to mark its rededication following the Judean Revolution.
Elizabeth May congratulates incoming Ministers, welcomes new Minister of Democratic Institutions (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement following today’s cabinet appointments:
“Congratulations to newly appointed Ministers Chrystia Freeland, François-Philippe Champagne, Ahmed Hussen, Karina Gould, Patricia Hajdu, and to ministers Stéphane Dion, John McCallum, and MaryAnn Mihychuk who are moving on to new positions. I particularly want to thank Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef for her work on electoral reform over the past year, and congratulate her on a new role as Minister of Status of Women.
“I welcome Minister Gould to the electoral reform file. The new minister must deliver on the promises of the Liberal platform and the Speech from the Throne, which vowed to make 2015 the last election held under First Past the Post in order to make every vote count.