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 on Canada to demand release of Arab Spring protesters threatened with imminent beheading (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to take immediate action to prevent the beheading of three men allegedly involved in the 2011 Arab Spring protests.
“Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon and Abdullah al-Zaher should be immediately released and provided with both a pardon and medical treatment,” Ms May said. “Canada’s complicity in the continued flagrant abuse of human rights in Saudi Arabia is shameful, particularly while we continue to provide lucrative arms sales to the Saudi kingdom.”
At the time of their arrests, these three men were between the ages of 15 and 17, and allegedly participated in peaceful, pro-democracy protests as part of the Arab Spring. They were tortured to obtain confessions and then convicted under secret trials.
Statement on Passover 2017 (OTTAWA) April 10, 2017 – The Green Party of Canada extends best wishes to everyone recognizing Passover, which begins at sundown.
Passover commemorates liberation from oppression, and is a time for family and friends to gather together for traditional Seder dinners and to celebrate hope, peace and freedom. Passover is central to the intergenerational continuity of Jewish life, and to the beliefs and values in the traditional exchange between children and elders around a shared and symbolic meal. Passover provides an opportunity for all of us to take a moment to reflect on those still suffering from discrimination and persecution.
Greens defend the right of all persons to belong to a society supportive of their dignity, health, and spiritual well-being. This week, we join the Jewish Community in celebrating Passover.
On behalf of Elizabeth May and the Green Party of Canada, Chag Sameach!
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Greens encouraged by Environmental Assessment report to restore science-based decision-making, and remove National Energy Board involvement (OTTAWA) – Today’s long-awaited Review of the Environmental Assessment Process report shows signs of making environmental assessments credible again, however many questions remain.
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Saanich-Gulf Islands), said:
“The Green Party of Canada continues to call for the restoration of environmental assessments based on the principles of the original Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), brought forward under former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. This Act was repealed in 2012 by Stephen Harper's omnibus budget bill C-38, which eradicated core principles of the CEAA process including:
Statement on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (OTTAWA) – On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Green Party of Canada joins all Canadians in remembering the sacrifices and success of the Canadian Corps at a key turning point in the First World War.
“Canada’s success, when all previous Allied efforts had failed, came at the terrible cost of 3,598 Canadian lives, with 7,004 wounded at Vimy beginning on April 9, 1917. In recognition of this sacrifice, France ceded 107 hectares of its territory to Canada, where our National Vimy Memorial stands,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).
“Today, thousands of Canadians and French officials, heads of state, veterans and observers will gather at this preserved site to honour the first occasion on which all four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought side by side.
“I extend my deepest gratitude and sympathy to the families of the 11,285 Canadian soldiers inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial. We will forev