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 ...
Statement regarding interception of Women's Peace Boat to Gaza on Oct. 6 (OTTAWA) – The Green Party of Canada calls upon the government of Israel to release the members of the Women’s Peace Boat, intercepted Thursday morning off the coast of Gaza. The Peace Boat sailed toward Gaza, which is currently under an Israeli naval blockade, to draw attention to the poor conditions in Gaza exacerbated by the blockade. The boat contained 13 women from various nations, including Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire and Green Party of New Zealand MP Marama Davidson.
"Israel's legitimate responsibility to protect its population does not require a blockade that does not distinguish between legal and illegal traffic," said GPC International Affairs Critic Jeff Wheeldon. “Failure to differentiate between weapons smugglers on one side and high-profile peace advocates, members of parliament, and Nobel laureates on the other is insulting to the international community and problematic for the peace process. The illegal seizure of a well-publicized and long-anticipate
Nova Scotia Greens call on McNeil government to continue talks on carbon pricing (OTTAWA) - The McNeil government is rejecting climate change science by refusing to participate in talks with Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna. On Monday, Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller ditched a meeting about the Trudeau government’s new carbon pricing scheme. "Margaret Miller walking out of the climate talks shows that Nova Scotia Liberals are really climate change deniers,” said Thomas Trappenberg, Leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia. “More than that, they even deny Nova Scotians a modern economy. Polluting our air for free and stating that clean energy is economically not viable is an affront and makes me wonder who is paying their bills.” "By opting out of the dialogue meeting Minister Miller and her government have betrayed the young of Nova Scotia who will bare the brunt of climate change inaction,” said Richard Zurawski, the Green Party of Canada’s Climate Change Critic. “The science is clear. We must act now.
National carbon pricing plan won't fix weak climate targets
(OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement in response to a national carbon pricing plan:
“I commend the Trudeau administration for being first to implement a national carbon pricing plan, but $10/tonne is too low to be taken seriously. I remain perplexed as to why this administration refuses to update our climate targets to meet our Paris Agreement commitments,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).
“If we persist with Harper-era greenhouse gas (GHG) targets that are among the weakest in the industrialized world, we will fail to ensure Canada does its part in holding the global average temperature increase to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. This is not a theory – it’s basic math,” Ms. May said.
Liberals must act on sloppy record keeping, mismanaged tracking for nuclear safety inspections (OTTAWA) – The Green Party of Canada released the following statement following an audit by the federal Environment Commissioner, Julie Gelfand, on nuclear safety inspections:
“This alarming report from Canada’s Environment Commissioner shows nuclear safety inspections are full of sloppy record keeping and mismanaged tracking methods. Unfortunately, Ms. Gelfand’s findings are a predictable result of years of government meddling in the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) under Stephen Harper,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).
The Commissioner could find no proof that the CNSC is conducting adequate inspections or risk analysis on when to conduct inspections on nuclear power plant operators.