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 ...

Date: 2020/08/05 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases, Publications

August 05, 2020 OTTAWA – The deadline for the federal government to submit its final approval on the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion is August 24, 2020. Earlier this year an independent review panel identified major environmental implications as well as infringements on aboriginal and treaty rights. “I wrote to Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in ...

Date: 2020/08/04 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – As calls for police reform gain momentum across the country, Indigenous Traditional Governances, First Nation, Métis, and Inuit leadership must be at the decision-making tables. “Indigenous people are disproportionately targeted by police in Canada,” said Green Party Interim Leader Jo-Ann Roberts. “Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise last month to take “strong, bold’’ actions to ...

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 ...

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