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 ...
Budget 2017: Greens call on Liberals to honour campaign promise and close tax loophole on stock options (OTTAWA) – The Green Party of Canada is calling on the Liberals to honour their campaign promise to close a lucrative tax loophole for the rich by taxing stock options like personal income. When exercised, stock options are taxed at half the rate of ordinary income. This is grossly unfair and means that average Canadians are subsidizing senior executives who may already be earning hundreds of times more than the average Canadian.
“In both their 2011 and 2015 campaign platforms, the Liberals promised to limit the favourable tax treatment of stock options,” said Bruce Hyer, GPC Deputy Leader. “At the time, the Liberals noted, ‘8,000 of the wealthiest Canadians deduct an average of $400,000 from their taxable incomes.’ But six months after taking office, Finance Minister Bill Morneau abandoned this promise.
Green Party of Canada calls for measures to prevent the influx of invasive carp in the St. Lawrence River Montreal - Following the Trump administration’s announcement to suspend a plan to prevent the introduction of silver carp in the Great Lakes, the Green Party of Canada is calling on the Trudeau administration to react.
“The silver carp is a real danger to the Great Lakes ecosystem. This species will be devastating for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. This is an issue that must be taken very seriously by the United States, as it will directly affect Canadian waters. Once in our rivers, this invasive species will devastate the local ecosystem, and it’s very difficult to prevent its progression,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).
Jean Rousseau, GPC Critic in Agroforestry and Francophone Vice-President, said: “I am very concerned about the threat posed by silver carp for the survival of the St. Lawrence. It’s worth noting that on the same day that Donald Trump announced the suspension of the plan preventing the circulatio
Green Party of Canada applauds federal court’s decision to allow Canada to appeal perverse ruling by NAFTA panel in Bilcon case (OTTAWA) – The Green Party of Canada applauds the Federal Court decision to allow Canada to appeal the outrageous ruling against Canada by a panel of arbitrators under Chapter 11 of NAFTA. Under Chapter 11, U.S. corporation Bilcon had the right to bring a claim against Canada when its environmentally destructive project was rejected.
In 2006, under Canada's previous fair and thorough environmental assessment law, a joint federal-provincial panel ruled that the proposed open pit quarry in Digby Neck, N.S., was a threat to endangered whales, the local fishing economy and community values. Both the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Environment Minister Mark Parent and the federal Conservative Environment Minister John Baird turned down Bilcon's proposal. Bilcon then sought damages against Canada under the provisions of Chapter 11 of NAFTA. Following the secret hearings, in a split 2-1 decision, Canada lost. Bilcon is now seeking $400 million in damages after arguing that the federa
Green Party of Canada announces Daniel Green as by-election candidate in Saint-Laurent Montreal, March 2, 2017 — The Green Party of Canada is pleased to announce Daniel Green, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada, as its candidate in the Saint-Laurent by-election to be held on April 3.
Mr. Green has served the public for 35 years and has been active on many environmental contamination files in Québec and Canada sampling, analyzing and explaining pollution issues to the public. Whether supporting the victims of asbestos or TCE-contaminated water in Shannon, or the people of Lac-Mégantic, Mr. Green has consistently fought to prevent or eliminate contamination that threatens human health.
Daniel Green entered politics as Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada and stood for election in 2015 in Ville-Marie – Le Sud Ouest – Iles-des-Sœurs.