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 ...
Statement on International Day of Peace 2016 (OTTAWA) – The Green Party of Canada released the following statement on International Day of Peace:
“The Green Party of Canada asks that Canadians pause to remember all those who participate on our behalf in the pursuit of peace, human rights and security,” said Joe Foster, Green Party Human Rights Critic.
“It may seem the world is becoming more dangerous. Civilians, including children, diplomats and organizations like the Red Cross and its affiliates are under attack in many countries by those who believe fear and intimidation can conquer.
“Canadians have been involved for decades in peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and we must continue to be the leaders for human rights at home and around the world,” Mr. Foster said.
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), said: “As Canadians, we seek reconciliation rather than revenge, and security for all citizens of the world. Canada created peacekeeping and we can lead the world once again in t
Liberals cave on climate – leaving weak Conservative targets in place (OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement following the announcement Sunday morning by Environment and Climate Change Minister, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, during an interview on CTV's Question Period. For the first time, the Minister claimed the former Conservative government's climate greenhouse gas emissions target – 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 – as the goal of the new government.
Green Party calls on federal ministers to block oil and gas exploration permits in Gulf of St Lawrence (OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada and Green Party of Nova Scotia released the following joint statement that calls on federal ministers to prevent offshore drilling exploration from continuing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence:
On Sept. 16, 2016, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) announced its intention to issue an exploration licence to Corridor Resources Inc. in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area.
If approved by federal ministers, the licence will trigger a review process to permit deepwater drilling operations in the area commonly referred to as ‘Old Harry.’ The licence has been continually renewed without a proper environmental assessment, and this new permit will allow Corridor Resources Inc. to again pursue offshore drilling rights.
Statement on removal of Shadow Cabinet members (OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada is aware of recent comments published by some Shadow Cabinet members and former candidates regarding the views of a provincial leader. Members are free to express their opinions, however they are asked to do so while making explicit they are speaking as individuals, and not on behalf of the Party. In this case, three members of Shadow Cabinet unfortunately chose to criticize the leader of a provincial party while using their official GPC titles. This inappropriate use of a Party position has resulted in the removal of Lisa Barrett, Colin Griffiths and Dimitri Lascaris from Shadow Cabinet.
The GPC Shadow Cabinet is an alternative cabinet to the government which shadows and provides critical opposition on policy matters to the government’s position. As per the GPC's constitution, Shadow Cabinet members are appointed by the Leader and can be removed or replaced at the Leader's discretion.
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