Date: 2014/08/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On this the 21st annual UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Green Party of Canada joins with Greens from around the world in celebrating the diversity of Indigenous cultures and in calling for greater respect for Indigenous rights. The theme for this year’s Indigenous Peoples Day is “Bridging the Gap: Implementing the ...

Date: 2014/08/07 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

On Sunday September 21 I will be with my daughter in New York, marching with tens of thousands of concerned citizens – demanding action on the climate crisis. The march is timed to build pressure on world leaders and in support of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Solutions Summit on September 23. In December ...

Date: 2014/08/07 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

Most of the news is bad. This week’s dispatches had only one piece of good news. Touching on that good news first, a report from the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung claims that the German parliament will not approve the EU-Canada trade deal. The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) has been a source of concern in ...

Date: 2014/08/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Following the catastrophic tailings pond spill that took place Monday at the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Copper Mine, the Green Party of Canada is calling for far more stringent safety requirements and a comprehensive review of tailings ponds across Canada. “The disaster at Imperial is a stark reminder that inspections and enforcement procedures must be ...

Date: 2014/08/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On this the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the Green Party of Canada joins Green parties worldwide in calling for global nuclear disarmament. On this day in 1945, more than 100,000 civilians were instantly killed by the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima. On August 9, 1945, a further 60,000 people were killed in ...

Date: 2014/08/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada supports the humanitarian campaign led by Palestinian-Canadian Dr. Izzeldin Abeylaish to bring 100 seriously wounded Gaza children to Canada for medical treatment. “Dr. Abeylaish has demonstrated tremendous leadership. Can our elected leaders match it? This mission to save innocent children is both humbling and inspirational. I urge the federal government ...

Date: 2014/08/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

What follows is my original piece rebutting the National Post editorial. The NP editors requested cuts and changes which I accepted. Still, on reflection, the edits lost much content, particularly in explaining my vote against bombing Libya. I offer it here, unedited, for a fuller explanation. In a catalogue of alleged failings of the Green ...

Date: 2014/07/28 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

Taking the train across Canada to promote passenger rail can be described as a test of the loyalty of the VIA Rail supporter. I have done several national whistle-stop train tours since I became Green Party leader in 2006. And each time, we have faced new challenges. We have been pressing for the restoration of ...

Date: 2014/07/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich Gulf Islands, today urges federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose to intervene to defend women’s rights in New Brunswick. With the province’s Morgentaler clinic closing tomorrow, New Brunswick women are on the verge of losing access to safe, legal abortion. “It is completely ...

Date: 2014/07/14 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

It is clear that debates dealing with energy choices dominate the news: Pipelines – Keystone, Enbridge, Kinder-Morgan, Energy East; oil sands versus tar sands; climate policy and the lack thereof; coal plants and so on. For the most part, these debates are treated as isolated, zero-sum games. You can either have a healthy economy or ...

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