Date: 2020/09/24 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Press Releases, Publications

September 24, 2020 OTTAWA  – The Green Party of Canada expressed cautious optimism about yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. Its continued support for Canadians struggling with the effects of the pandemic were encouraging. However, the science on the climate crisis makes it clear that we need more than vague promises to exceed the current weak ...

Date: 2020/09/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

  September 22, 2020 FREDERICTON, N.B.  –  “I am deeply disappointed by the overt racism being practiced online and in real life by individuals and groups connected to St. Mary’s Bay in Nova Scotia,” said Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton and Green Party critic for Crown-Indigenous relations affairs and East coast fisheries. “I ...

Date: 2020/09/17 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

September 17, 2020 NANAIMO, B.C.  – The Green Party of Canada calls on the federal government to implement a Guaranteed Livable Income without delay, as a part of its recovery measures to assist Canadians for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight, Green caucus critic for families, children and social development, Paul Manly (MP, Nanaimo-Ladysmith), ...

Date: 2020/09/14 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

September 14, 2020 OTTAWA  – The Green Party of Canada (GPC) Caucus has made it clear that it will not support the government in a vote of confidence unless the Liberals commit to a major decrease in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Green MPs are calling for a doubling of Canada’s climate target reaching a ...

Date: 2020/08/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

NANAIMO – Green Party MP, Paul Manly is adding his voice to those calling for an end to road building and logging in the Fairy Creek watershed on Vancouver Island, BC. After visiting two blockades that have been set up to protest the logging of the last unlogged old-growth forest on Southern Vancouver Island, Manly ...

Date: 2020/08/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party has renewed its call for federal privacy laws to apply to political parties, part of a comprehensive package of proposed reforms to the Canada Elections Act designed to protect personal privacy, eliminate voter suppression and address the growing problem of misleading election advertising. The proposed changes to the Canada Elections ...

Date: 2020/08/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Uncategorized

OTTAWA – The Green Party welcomes Chrystia Freeland as the first woman to serve as Canada’s Finance Minister. “It is incredible that in 153 years of our national existence, today is the first day our finances have been entrusted to a woman,” said Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).  “Chrystia Freeland has ...

Date: 2020/08/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – As Canada gradually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and moves to map out its economic recovery plan, the Green Party of Canada caucus has submitted a list of priorities for stimulus spending to Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau. “There’s no question that the government’s spending during this crisis protected Canadians from economic catastrophe,” ...

Date: 2020/08/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada expressed deep concern for the people of Lebanon today. Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the resignation of his government yesterday, days after a deadly explosion devastated the city of Beirut. Frustrated citizens are demanding accountability from government officials. Green Party Interim Leader Jo-Ann Roberts said: “The death and ...

Date: 2020/08/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – From its inception, the Site C dam in northeastern British Columbia has faced stiff opposition as unnecessary, flooding out some of B.C.’s best farmlands and violating Indigenous rights. Now recent reports reveal cost overruns are due to inherent flaws due to geological instability.  A recent statement by the B.C. Green Party  quotes a B.C. Hydro ...

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