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 Statement on National Peacekeepers’ Day (OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich- Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on National Peacekeepers’ Day:
“Today is an opportunity to celebrate the Canadian peacekeepers who have dedicated their lives to promoting global peace and security.
“Canadians can be deeply proud that it was Canadian values and leadership that laid the foundation for United Nations peacekeeping. Canada provided the first generation of peacekeeping operations with troops, and paved the way for future initiatives on the part of the international community. Since that time, the goals of peacekeeping missions have expanded to include establishing long-lasting peace by strengthening the rule of law, increasing government accountability, and promoting peaceful reconciliation.
Green Party Statement on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples:
“Today is an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate Indigenous cultures, including more than 5 000 distinct groups in over 90 countries. Here in Canada, we pay tribute to the traditions and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
“This spring’s report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which document the horrors to which First Nations people were subjected in Residential Schools, presents a path to right the wrongs inflicted on Indigenous peoples. The path to reconciliation and justice will not be an easy one. Generations of Indigenous peoples were abused through a program of cultural genocide. That first step to reconciliation was when I tabled the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Parliament. We will continue to work in the next Parliame
Elizabeth May Clear Winner in Maclean’s Debate (OTTAWA) - Journalists and political pundits across Canada and around the world declared that Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was the clear winner of the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate, citing Ms. May’s extensive knowledge and ability to articulate her position on issues from the economy, to health care, the environment, and international affairs.
“We need to build up Canada’s economy through investment. Right now, there is no investment going on and there hasn’t been investment in the last two years,” said Ms. May. “We need to make sure this economy doesn’t sputter to a halt and if we stay with Mr. Harper’s risky plans, that’s where we’ll be headed.” Ms. May challenged Thomas Mulcair to clearly state his position once and for all on the Kinder Morgan pipeline. It was made clear that the NDP opposes Keystone and Enbridge, but does not oppose Energy East Pipeline and Kinder Morgan expansion.
Greens Ask Mulcair to Step up in all Debates (OTTAWA) August 8, 2015 - Statement from Julian Morelli, Director of Communications for the Green Party of Canada:
“On Thursday, Canadians watched Green Party Leader Elizabeth May engage with the other party leaders on a wide variety of topics during the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate. As a result, an overwhelming number of Canadians said very clearly they want to hear more of what Ms. May has to say.
“Surprisingly, Mr. Mulcair recently announced 'conditions' that never existed until recently regarding his participation in debates. Mr. Mulcair’s threat to pull out of the National Broadcasters’ Debates underscores his intention to deny Canadians their right to hear from leaders about what they would do if elected. The fact is that in 2011, over 14 million Canadians tuned in the watch the debates hosted by the National Broadcasters.