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 ...
Stronger climate targets needed now: Elizabeth May to Environment and Climate Change Canada (OTTAWA) June 30, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), submitted her recommendations today to the office of Environment and Climate Change Canada, to stress the imminent need to update Canada’s weak climate targets following the Paris Agreement.
“More than six months has passed since Canada played a key role in Paris to set bold, ambitious climate targets around the world,” Ms. May said. “The window is rapidly closing on avoiding a global average temperature rise of no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Anything beyond this rise will be catastrophic to the planet.”
In her report, Ms. May lays out the ways in which Canada can realign its energy priorities to embrace clean technology while growing the economy. Ms. May also highlights the need to prepare for more frequent catastrophic loss due to extreme climate events like floods, fires and storms.
Statement on murder of Hallel Yaffa Ariel (OTTAWA) July 1, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement following reports of the murder of Hallel Yaffa Ariel:
"On behalf of the Green Party of Canada, we express our deep sympathy to the family and loved ones of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, a 13-year-old Israeli girl who was murdered in her sleep in her home in Kiryat Arba. The murder in a settlement in the West Bank must be condemned, and there can be no justification for such a terrible act. The way to peace can never be forged in the taking of the lives of children - whether Palestinian or Israeli."
Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline consultation ‘inadequate,’ confirms Federal Appeal Court (OTTAWA) June 30, 2016 – Today’s Federal Court of Appeal decision to overturn approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project is a win for First Nations rights in Canada.
“Today’s decision reinforces Canada’s duty to consult First Nations, something the previous Conservative government clearly failed to do following the National Energy Board’s conditional approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline project,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.
“To quote the decision itself, the court concluded ‘that Canada offered only a brief, hurried and inadequate opportunity in Phase IV – a critical part of Canada’s consultation framework – to exchange and discuss information and to dialogue. The inadequacies ... left entire subjects of central interest to the affected First Nations, sometimes subjects affecting their subsistence and well-being, entirely ignored.’
Statement on Canada Day 2016 The Green Party of Canada released the following statement on Canada Day 2016:
“On Canada Day, we take pause to appreciate our incredible, diverse and thriving country,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).
“There is deep gratitude in being Canadian, where we are collectively united by the common values of democracy, freedom, compassion and equality.
“On behalf of the Green Party of Canada, I wish everyone a safe and happy Canada Day!”
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