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 ...
Elizabeth May: Supreme Court Decision on end-of-life debate restores dignity to terminally ill Canadians (OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, said today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision respects an adult’s ability to decide about their end-of-life care when they suffer from terminal medical conditions.
“Today’s decision to respect the wishes of Canadians who live in unimaginable agony was a relief to patients and their families,” said Ms. May. “The Supreme Court affirmed that Canadians must be free to make important decisions about what kind of end-of-life care they receive. Parliament should take immediate action to legislate new rules that respect the Supreme Court’s ruling.”
Deputy Green Party Leader Bruce Hyers’ campaign launch a huge success (OTTAWA) - Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North, marked the launch of his official campaign last Saturday during a Grand Opening event held at the Thunder Bay Campaign office.
During the event, Hyer introduced Christy Radbourne, who received the nomination to represent the Green Party as the candidate for Thunder Bay – Rainy River. Deputy Leader Hyer spoke of her long-term economic and social plan that offers Thunder Bay residents a refreshed way to look at politics.
Elizabeth May issues statement: Anti-Terrorism Act must be rejected "Is Stephen Harper using the imagined fear of widespread security threats to score political points before the next election?” – Elizabeth May
(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, is the only Party leader forth-right enough to agree with the Globe and Mail editorial published today, which demands the rejection of the new Anti-Terrorism Act proposed by the Harper Conservatives:
Elizabeth May demands that Canadian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy, be immediately released “It is the Prime Minister’s foremost responsibility to protect Canadian citizens, so I ask this question to Stephen Harper: Why have you refused to do so?” -Elizabeth May
(OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, today issued the following statement in light of today’s decisionby Egypt’s general prosecutor to retry Mohamed Fahmy:
“This nightmare for the family for Mohamed Fahmy continues without action from the Prime Minister. It has been over a year since Mr. Fahmy has been detained in jail and we have yet to see Stephen Harper intervene personally on such an outrageous miscarriage of justice inflicted on a Canadian citizen.