Date: 2014/10/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada urges the federal government to honour its constitutionally mandated duty to consult with local First Nations before moving any further with plans for offshore petroleum drilling in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. “The federal government has a duty to conduct an extensive consultation with the Innu, Maliseet, and Mi’kmaq Nations ...

Date: 2014/10/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party is appalled by the livestock transportation industry’s abuse and neglect of pigs, as revealed by a recent undercover investigation by the organization Mercy for Animals. In full view of government CFIA inspectors, workers were observed beating, kicking, dragging and electrically shocking pigs. Bolt cutters were used to break through male pigs’ tusks, ...

Date: 2014/10/17 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today marks the 21st annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day of observance was designated by the United Nations in 1993 in order to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. In Canada, income inequality and poverty have increased significantly since the first International Day for ...

Date: 2014/10/16 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

World Food Day is celebrated each year in honour of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on October 16, 1945. The theme for World Food Day 2014 is “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.” “In my riding and across Canada, family farmers are building resilient local economies and ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada today calls on the federal government to abide by the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling in the Tsilhqot’in land title case, and to honour the established treaty rights of the Treaty 8, Saulteau and Blueberry River First Nations, in rejecting BC Hydro’s application to build the Site C hydroelectric ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada today celebrates the annual return of the Bufflehead, the world’s smallest diving duck, to the Saanich Peninsula. These punctual sea ducks return to their winter stopover on the southern tip of Vancouver Island every year on October 15, the 298th day of the solar cycle. “Buffleheads are a truly Canadian ...

Date: 2014/10/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, today tabled a petition on behalf of the Saanich Inlet Protection Society in the House of Commons calling for the environmental protection status of the Saanich Inlet to be elevated. Signed by over 1600 local residents, the petition asks that the ...

Date: 2014/10/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, today joined Green municipal leaders and candidates in urging federal and provincial governments to help Canadian cities and communities with their infrastructure needs. As debates rage in municipal elections across Canada, the commitments to build new and more efficient modern public ...

Date: 2014/10/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada is disturbed by the government’s lack of meaningful response to today’s Report from Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development. “Once again, the Harper Conservatives glibly claim that they accept the report’s recommendations – the exact same response they have given to the dozens of reports that preceded it,” ...

Date: 2014/10/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with member organizations and supporters across Canada. “The ongoing stigma surrounding mental illness remains an obstacle to effective diagnosis and ...

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