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 ...
The People’s Climate March Event Date:
21 September 2014 - 11:30am
On September 21, Elizabeth May will join tens of thousands of concerned citizens from around the world in New York City for the People’s Climate March. They will be marching to show the world leaders assembled there for the 2014 UN Climate Summit that our planet cannot wait for more negotiations – we need climate action now.
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM (Eastern)
Location: New York City: The march begins at Columbus Circle, at the southwest corner of Central Park, and finishes on 11th Ave., in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street
This free event is open to media and the public, for more information please visit The People's Climate March website; for more information on the Green Party's presence at the march, please visit greenparty.ca/climate-march
Harper sell out to China will be locked in – Elizabeth May “I call on every Conservative MP to block this sell out..." Elizabeth May
(Ottawa) September 12, 2014 - Ever since September 2012, when news of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Hu Jintao of China witnessing the signing of the Canada-China Investment Agreement in Vladivostok Russia, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has been raising the alarm about the threat to our sovereignty, implicit in any such agreement.
Tabled in the House of Commons on September 26, 2012, quietly and without any briefings or news release, the treaty was never subjected to study in any committee, other than one hour before the trade committee. Ratification involves a vote of Cabinet, not Parliament.
The treaty has been in a legal position for ratification since November 2, 2012. "As the months passed, I became more hopeful that more thoughtful and concerned members of Mr. Harper's own Cabinet were constraining the ratification,” stated Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May.
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Statement from Elizabeth May on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, issued the following statement to remember and honour those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001:
"Although it has been 13 years since the world witnessed the horrific attacks in New York that lead to the loss of over 3,000 people, including 26 Canadians - the effects are still being felt today.”“I condemn all acts of violence and say to those who believe that terrorism is a justifiable way in which to bring about change – you are wrong."“My heart goes out to the families of the victims who still deal with the pain of losing a loved one because of such a tragic and senseless act.”
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Statement from @ElizabethMay on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks