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 ...
International Women's Day focus on continuing sexism OTTAWA - International Women’s Day is a reminder to celebrate the great achievements that society has made in recognizing the equality of women. “Canadian girls have many more role models and they have many more opportunities in every aspect of life. They also have the right to be involved in politics. This is worthy of celebration,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands. “But there is still a long road ahead. International Women’s Day is also a day to recognize that we have to continue the work for gender equality.”
Within the past three years, we have seen a huge change in the Canadian political landscape. Following historic gains in the 2011 election, furthered by the recent by-elections, have resulted in an all-time high percentage of 25% of women elected to Parliament. More Canadians than ever are now governed by premiers who are women as four provinces have women at their helm.
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Green's Leader Elizabeth May calls for greater transparency in the House of Commons OTTAWA – Today, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands, asked for unanimous consent on a motion to invite the Auditor General to conduct an audit of the House of Commons.
During the height of the Senate-PMO scandal, the Conservative led Senate passed a motion to have the Auditor General perform a comprehensive audit on all Senators. Some Senators, notably Senator Percy Downe in a letter to all Party leaders, are asking Members of the House of Commons to join the Senate in its effort to increase transparency.
With this motion, May's intention is not to question the integrity of any MPs, but to simply ask that the House hold itself to the same standard they are asking of the Senate
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands, stated, “I don’t question the integrity of any of my colleagues, but I believe in a simple principle. We, as Members of the House of Comm