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 ...
Endangered species in Saint-Laurent - The Green Party of Canada asks for Federal Intervention Montreal - The Green Party of Canada (GPC) adds its voice to Montreal environmentalists and birders demanding that Federal Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, use Canada’s Species at Risk Act to protect Montreal’s population of the Least Bittern, an endangered wetland bird and Canada’s smallest heron.
“The GPC stands with all those who are fighting to save the last remaining jewels of bio-diversity on the Island of Montreal. The Montreal population of endangered Least Bittern and other rare birds needs to be protected. I am calling on the federal government to do its job.” declared Elizabeth May, leader of the GPC.
Despite this endangered species, the Environment Ministry of Quebec issued a Certificate of Authorization in 2013 based on what are now proven inaccurate 2012 environmental evaluations, in order to allow further development of Technoparc Saint-Laurent in the marsh.
Green Party of Canada Convention 2016 wraps up (OTTAWA) August 7, 2016 -- The Green Party of Canada released the following statement at the conclusion of Convention 2016:
“This weekend, our members from across the country engaged in democratic, open and respectful debate,” said Ken Melamed, Federal Council President. “From the rights of Indigenous peoples and LGBTQ+ Canadians to supporting divestment from fossil fuels, the Green Party continues to set the bar on progressive policy for Canadians. I am proud of our efforts and accomplishments this weekend.”
“The Party membership also voted to express support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. I want to be clear -- the GPC supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and we continue to advocate for good-faith negotiations. This support is intended to further advocate to that end. Our members, like many Canadians, will continue to search for ways to support both sides while acknowledging the complexity of the various security, economic,
In reference to the Green Party of Canada's compliance agreement with the Commissioner of Canada Elections (OTTAWA) -- In reference to the Green Party of Canada's compliance agreement with the Commissioner of Canada Elections under section 517 of the Canada Elections Act:
The Green Party holds itself to a higher standard, and Federal Council accepts the Commissioner of Canada Elections' finding. We commit to investigate why our existing safeguards were ineffective and to improve our system of checks, balances and accountability. Our President will report the findings of the investigation to party members and all Canadians.
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Notice: Green Party of Canada enters into Compliance Agreement with Commissioner of Canada Elections (OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada has signed a compliance agreement with the Commissioner of Canada Elections under section 517 of the Canada Elections Act (Act).
This agreement comes as a result of the distribution of a flyer containing unreliable polling data on the day before polling day for the 42nd general election in the electoral district of Victoria. It was distributed by local campaign workers on instructions of the national campaign. The flyer did not meet the informational requirements set out in the Canada Elections Act and invited certain electors to vote for the Green Party candidate in order to defeat the New Democratic Party candidate in that riding.
The Act makes it an offence to fail to set out all the required information – including sample size and margin of error – when first transmitting the results of an election survey to the public during an election period. It also prohibits the use of any pretence or contrivance to induce a person to vote or not to vot