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 of Canada Statement on Green Party NS Resignation The GPC learned today that Brynn Nheiley, interim leader of NS Greens, resigned in a blog post. Ms. Nheiley suggested the NS Greens provincial executive had also stepped down. Emily McMillan, Executive Director of the federal Green Party, released the following statement:
"We are currently trying to find information about what happened to prompt Ms. Nheiley's blog. We suspect it is simply growing pains as the provincial party has been seeking a new leader. We know there is real Green strength on the ground in Nova Scotia and we have been hearing from Green members that they want the provincial party to continue.
What is clear is that there was no process of dissolution conducted as mandated by the provincial party's constitution. So, it is much too early to say that the GPNS is no more; we expect this situation to be temporary.
The Green Party of Nova Scotia is a very important voice on behalf of critical issues including species at risk and protecting the Gulf of St. Lawrence."
Statement on World Environment Day 2016 (OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on World Environment Day:
“World Environment Day celebrates the efforts of those who work for a healthier environment. It has been marked by the United Nations since 1972 on the occasion of the first global conference on the human environment. Today we thank the many environmental organizations across Canada working to remediate environmental damage, restore wildlife and fish habitat, protect endangered species and ecosystems and work for the transition to a more sustainable economy.
“This year’s theme, ‘Go Wild for Life,’ highlights the booming illegal trade in wildlife products that is eroding Earth’s precious biodiversity, robbing us of our natural heritage and driving whole species to the brink of extinction. As the United Nations Environment Programme notes, the killing and smuggling of wildlife is also undermining economies and ecosystems, fuell
Statement on Ramadan 2016 (OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan:
“Today marks the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. For Muslims across Canada and the world, Ramadan is a time of reflection, empathy, and prayer. Communities, friends, and families come together each evening to recite the Qu’ran and to help those less fortunate," said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).
“Ramadan reminds all Canadians that we live in a country that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism. On behalf of the Green Party of Canada, I wish all Muslims peace and happiness during Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem.”
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Statement on World Oceans Day 2016 (OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement on World Oceans Day 2016:
"When I first started celebrating World Oceans Day, my focus was on stopping over-fishing, protecting endangered marine species and preventing pollution of our oceans. To all those problems, which remain pressing, we can add the new threat of ocean acidification. It is urgent that we move off burning fossil fuels so that we can preserve a healthy pH level. The increase in carbonic acid is already affecting oyster and scallop growers on Vancouver Island,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).
"This year’s theme, Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet, includes a focus on removing plastics from our oceans. I encourage all Canadians to their part to help with coastal clean-up and other ocean-assisting ventures whenever they can. The oceans can no longer be out of sight and out of mind."
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