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 stands in solidarity with Canadians on national day of action against Bill C-51 (OTTAWA) - As the first party to oppose Bill C-51, the Green Party of Canada will be on the front lines during a National Day of Action against the bill, organized by Leadnow.
“Canadians from coast to coast to coast are speaking up this Saturday against Bill C-51, and the Green Party will stand in solidarity with them,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands. “The Big Lie is that this bill will make us safer. It will not. It will confuse and confound law enforcement and the investigation of actual threats while exposing climate change, First Nations, and anti-pipeline activists to the tentacles of C-51. Trade unions could also find themselves caught in the web.”
Elizabeth May issues statement on Bill C-53 (OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May issued the following statement in response to the introduction of Bill C-53, which would impose an unprecedented mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison without parole for certain crimes:
“It is ironic that a Prime Minister who fixates so strongly on “barbaric cultural practices” wishes for our justice system to regress so far into medievalism. It is a fundamental principle of Canadian law that rehabilitation is possible and necessary. What does it say about our society if we make laws that say we can lock up a human being and throw away the key? What incentive would such a prisoner have to work to understand the horror they have caused? Will they ever need to learn compassion? What will deter them from attacking fellow inmates and guards?
Greens support Council of Canadians’ call for comprehensive National Water Policy (OTTAWA) March 12, 2015 - The Green Party of Canada supports the Council of Canadians’ call for the development of a National Water Policy to address the current drinking water crisis in Canada. In a new report released Thursday, the Council of Canadians found that at least 1838 drinking water advisories are currently in effect in Canada. A shocking 126 First Nations communities are affected. The type of advisories range from boil water advisories to “do not consume” orders. British Columbia and Newfoundland have a disproportionately high number of advisories currently in effect, with 544 and 233 respectively in those provinces.