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 congratulates decision to reinstate the long-form census OTTAWA – Today, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), welcomed the Liberal government’s decision to bring back the long-form census.
“I commend the decision to bring back a key component in providing the necessary data for evidence-based decision making,” said Ms. May. “The announcement this morning by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, demonstrates a willingness of this new government to openness and transparency.”
Ms. May said the return of the long-form census provides Canadian researchers and policy-makers with access to reliable and evidence-based data.
The Green Party’s Election Platform called for immediately restoring the long-form census. The Green Party is hopeful that the new government will make every attempt to bring back Munir Sheikh as Chief Statistician, who resigned following the Harper government’s dec
Green Party says Climate Reports Reinforce the Need for a National Climate Change Strategy OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), emphasized the importance of a national climate change strategy, after two reports on climate were released yesterday.
“The reports released by the Council of Canadian Academies and the Mowat Centre-Broadbent Institute stress the importance of a national climate change strategy, not only from an environmental perspective, but from an economic perspective as well. It is clear that we urgently need a comprehensive, science-based national climate and energy strategy to address rising sea levels, drought, and other extreme weather events,” said Ms. May.
Elizabeth May welcomes new cabinet “It’s time to restore a civil, dignified, and respectful Parliament”
(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), welcomed the decision of new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to appoint a Cabinet reflecting gender parity for the first time in Canadian history.
"This is more than symbolism. Just as Norway's prime minister, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland did in appointing a Cabinet with gender balance in the early 1980s, Prime Minister Trudeau is striking a significant blow for women's equality. Decades after Prime Minister Brundtland's first Cabinet, Norway has equal numbers of men and women in government, and beyond - in corporate board rooms and in decision-making more broadly. This degree of women's equality in Norway would simply never have happened without Gro Brundtland taking a stand in the early 1980s."
Elizabeth May welcomes Conservative Interim Leader Rona Ambrose (OTTAWA) Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, released the following statement after Rona Ambrose was announced as the new Conservative Interim Leader:
“I welcome Ms. Ambrose as the new Conservative Interim Leader and look forward to working with her on issues that are important to Canadians.
“Canadians would prefer a more respectful and collaborative parliament.
“Once parliament resumes, we have a lot of work to do. I enjoyed a constructive working relationship with Rona Ambrose over many years when she was in cabinet and am sure we will be able to continue to do so in opposition.”
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