Date: 2014/06/26 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

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: Communiqués

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 ...

Date: 2014/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

National Aboriginal Day is a time both to celebrate the history and cultural diversity of Canada’s First Peoples, and to reflect on how much remains to be done to break down barriers of systemic racism and discrimination in Canadian society. Canada’s 1.4 million First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples represent the country’s youngest and fastest-growing ...

Date: 2014/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

On UN World Refugee Day 2014, the Green Party of Canada is bringing attention to the plight of displaced persons across the globe. “Not so long ago, Canada was a world leader in welcoming and supporting refugees, but sadly, this is no longer the case,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada ...

Date: 2014/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Today’s unsurprising federal Cabinet decision to conditionally approve Enbridge’s pipeline proposal means that the fight to stop this risky project is just beginning. This afternoon, the federal cabinet ‘announced’ its Enbridge decision like a thief in the night. Issuing a release and not being available for questions spoke volumes about the administration’s confidence in its ...

Date: 2014/06/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The media has reported that the Conservative government has secretly ordered the Canadian military to share information with allies, even in cases where there is a serious risk that sharing this information could lead to individuals being tortured. “The use of torture can never be justified in a modern society that maintains that it supports ...

Date: 2014/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May’s Private Members Bill, C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease, has passed through 3rd reading with the unanimous consent of the House of Commons. Bill C-442 will now be referred to the Senate, where it will be sponsored by Senator Janis Johnson and taken up in the fall. First introduced ...

Date: 2014/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada maintains its strong support for the Hupacasath First Nation as they present their landmark legal challenge of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) in Vancouver today. The Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver will today hear arguments in the Hupacasath’s appeal of the October 2013 BC Supreme ...

Date: 2014/06/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today is Elizabeth May’s 60th Birthday. The Leader of the Green Party of Canada, Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands, Officer of the Order of Canada, and Canada’s Hardest-Working MP two years in a row today celebrates a lifetime of service at the forefront of Canada’s environmental movement. “Elizabeth is truly an inspiration to all of ...

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

On this the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Green Party of Canada honours the memory of the more than forty-five thousand Canadians who gave their lives in defense of freedom, democracy and human rights during the Second World War. On this day in 1944, fourteen thousand young Canadians stormed Juno Beach, where more than 340 ...

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