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: 2020/03/18 -- 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 ...

Date: 2020/03/13 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada agrees with today’s unanimous decision by parliamentarians to suspend the House of Commons until April 20 in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. “I want to thank all my colleagues in the House for today’s unanimous consent motion to suspend the House proceedings,” said Green Party ...

Date: 2019/11/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — The Green Party of Canada has a mixed reaction to Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet appointments announced today. “We were very happy to see Dominic LeBlanc at the swearing in and we hope that he is on the way to a full recovery,” said Green Party Interim Leader Jo-Ann Roberts. Mr. LeBlanc has been ...

Date: 2019/11/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — Green Party members and supporters across the country are speaking with one voice today in an outpouring of love and gratitude for Elizabeth May, who announced that she is stepping down after leading the party through her fourth national election campaign. The party will launch a leadership contest early in the New Year, ...

Date: 2019/08/16 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA — Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) is calling for a wider investigation into the SNC-Lavalin affair following the release of Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion’s report on Wednesday. The report found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau guilty of violating Canada’s Conflict of Interest Act. “It is not for me to demand Mr. Trudeau’s ...

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