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 ...
Elizabeth May congratulates Green candidates on by-election gains TORONTO – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May today congratulates Green candidates Camille Labchuk (Trinity–Spadina), Shahbaz Mir (Scarborough–Agincourt), Larry Ashmore (Macleod) and Brian Deheer (Fort McMurray–Athabasca) for their strong finishes in yesterday’s federal by-election.
"I am proud of all our candidates and I thank them for their hard work and dedication," said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands. "We made important gains in Macleod, where we finished ahead of the NDP, and in Trinity–Spadina, where we tied with the Conservatives. Our candidates brought new and innovative ideas to the table, and they campaigned with integrity."
“I would like to thank my entire team for their tremendous efforts in this campaign – Together, we were a voice for Toronto voters who are tired of politics as usual,” said Ms. Labchuk. “Over the course of this campaign I heard from thousands of Torontonians that they want more fr
Harper silent as world leaders speak out on behalf of jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is urging Prime Minister Harper to join US Secretary of State John Kerry and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in condemning yesterday’s verdict in the trial of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist currently jailed in Egypt.
Fahmy is a producer with Al-Jazeera’s English service, and had been working in Cairo when he was arrested in December 2013. He and two other journalists had been jailed since then, awaiting trial for charges of providing a platform for the Muslim Brotherhood, a group declared illegal by the Egyptian dictatorship. Yesterday, the journalists were sentenced to seven year prison terms.
But while the US, Australian, and British governments were quick to condemn the verdict, the Canadian government issued only a vague statement calling on the Egyptian government “To protect the rights of all individuals, including journalists, in keeping with the spirit of Egypt’s new constitution.”
“The Canadian government’s respons
Greens welcome landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Tsilhqot’in First Nation VICTORIA – The Green Party of Canada today celebrates the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision to acknowledge aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation to 1,700 square kilometres of land in British Columbia.
Today’s ruling comes after more than thirty years of legal disputes, beginning in the early 1980s when the Tsilhqot'in First Nation first launched a court challenge against logging operations in their traditional territory.
This decision effectively mandates that any development on land where title is established requires the consent of the First Nation holding that title. The ruling is expected to have a significant impact on a wide variety of future resource development projects, including the proposed Enbridge and Kinder-Morgan pipelines, and any other risky pipeline and tanker schemes.
“This is a victory for the Tsilhqot'in First Nation and for Aboriginal communities across Canada,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada