Date: 2014/08/19 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada issued the following statement regarding the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada release of its final report on the devastating train derailment in Lac-Megantic in 2013. The tragic events lead to the loss of 47 lives and destroyed a significant portion of the downtown. Over six ...

Date: 2014/08/09 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

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: 2014/08/06 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

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: Communiqués

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: Communiqués

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: 2014/07/18 -- 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: 2014/07/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Green Party of Canada Leader, Elizabeth May and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands calls on both Israeli and Palestinian leaders to put an immediate end to the escalating violence in the Gaza strip and Israel. “We need to immediately put a stop to this terrible cycle of violence which is killing innocent Israeli and ...

Date: 2014/06/30 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada denounces the horrific killing of three young sons of Israel. Gilad Shaar, 16, Eyal Yifrach, 19 and Naftali Fraenkel, 16 were kidnapped while walking home from school on June 12. The three were found dead earlier today. “I am shocked and deeply saddened by the murder of these three innocent ...

Date: 2014/06/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

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 ...

Date: 2014/06/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

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 ...

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