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 ...
Green Party repeats its Call for Action to release Mohamed Fahmy (OTTAWA) – December 29th will mark the one-year anniversary of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy’s wrongful imprisonment in Egypt. Having raised the issue with the Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in the past, Green Party Leader and Saanich – Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May has re-iterated that the Prime Minister must ask for the immediate release of Mr. Fahmy.
“Over the last year, both the Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister have taken little action towards publicly advocating for the release of Mr. Fahmy,” stated Ms. May. “In the past, this government has worked to protect other Canadians with dual-citizenships abroad, so there should be no good reason as to why the Canadian government continues to remain silent while Mr. Fahmy and his family suffer.”
Approval of Site C Dam by BC Government an Environmental Outrage “The Site C dam is at best, ill-conceived, misguided and an environmental outrage…” - Elizabeth May
(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, today expressed her complete disappointment regarding the BC Government’s decision to proceed with the construction of the proposed Site C dam. The decision shocked BC’s First Nations, environmental groups and farming communities who will be severely impacted should the project proceed.
“The Site C dam is at best, ill-conceived, misguided and an environmental outrage that clearly violates the constitutional rights of BC’s First Nations,” stated Elizabeth May. “It will also destroy BC’s local farming communities, whose lands will be flooded and their livelihoods lost forever. It is simply not acceptable for the BC Government to arbitrarily decide to move ahead and approve a project that was doomed from the start and opposed by so many. It’s th
Green Party of Canada Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy Holidays! On behalf of Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Deputy Leaders Bruce Hyer and Daniel Green, the Green Party of Canada wishes all Canadians a safe and happy holiday season with family and friends.Thank you for your kindness and support. Best Wishes and a Happy New Year!
Green Party wishes Canada’s Jewish Community a Happy Hanukkah (OTTAWA) - Hanukkah begins this evening and the Green Party of Canada wishes Canada’s Jewish Community best wishes for the holiday season.
Hanukkah is a festival of lights which is observed for eight days and nights in the winter, beginning on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew Calendar. It honours the Judean Revolution against the Seleucid Empire in Jerusalem.
“Hanukkah is a sacred time for Canada’s Jewish community which commemorates the Miracle of Lights that occurred in Jerusalem,” said Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North. “I wish everyone in the Jewish community a happy and safe holiday with family and friends.”