Date: 2020/03/25 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Green MP Jenica Atwin (Fredericton) stood for all Greens in ensuring a package of emergency relief for Canadians passed the House and is headed to the Senate this morning. Ms. Atwin noted that Greens did not like the first version of the Bill, which gave excessive and unlimited powers to the Minister of ...

Date: 2020/03/24 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada today called on the government to use its powers under the Emergency Act and declare a Public Welfare Emergency to deal with the mounting fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic “We will work with this government to move quickly to provide what this crisis demands,” said Green Party parliamentary ...

Date: 2020/03/24 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is calling for greatly expanded wage subsidies and other financial supports to help Canadian small and medium business owners weather the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The government’s pledge to provide a wage subsidy to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is a good and necessary idea. But ...

Date: 2020/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COVID 19, Democracy, Publications

  Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford – Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc. Donated by Juliette Dallaire In the midst of this COVID-19 societal upheaval that feels like paralysis, it is far too soon ...

Date: 2020/03/19 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COVID 19, News, Publications

Hi all, I know all of us like to be social, so social-distancing is a challenge, but please do it! I am keeping our Sidney office staffed, but only one staff person at a time. Please call ahead as we are not taking walk-in meetings. We are dealing with quite a few stranded constituents and ...

Date: 2020/03/18 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

March 17, 2020 HALIFAX  – Given the extraordinary circumstances facing Canadians during this time of economic downturn and uncertainty, the Green Party of Canada is urging the federal government to immediately begin implementing elements of a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) program. GLI would provide every Canadian with a basic income. Faced with the economic fallout ...

Date: 2020/03/18 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, News, Press Releases

OTTAWA  – The Green Party of Canada welcomes the financial support to Canadians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic announced by the Trudeau administration in Ottawa today. “We’re grateful to the government for announcing substantial measures that will provide Canadians with some financial comfort during these distressing and uncertain times,” said Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth ...

Date: 2020/03/16 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, News, Press Releases, Publications

HALIFAX – The Green Party of Canada applauds new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 announced today by the federal government but says it is a mistake to exempt US citizens from this ban on non-residents entering Canada. “We understand the complexities involved in the deep integration of our two countries, their trade and ...

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