Date: 2011/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

A key element in our multi-national federation is a commitment to flexibility and the accommodation of differences between provincial governments and between peoples. Asymmetry is an important means of fostering collective political identity and meaningful governmental consent when Canadians have multiple political allegiances. That is, it allows people to be comfortable as both Quebecers and ...

Date: 2011/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

After the 1982 patriation of the Constitution and the refusal of Quebec to sign the Constitution, after two failed federal accords, two referendums, asymmetrical federalism, a sponsorship scandal, and ‘nation within a nation’ legislation, many Quebecers and Canadians ask the obvious question: “Where do we go from here?” The Green Party proposes to make Canada ...

Date: 2011/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

The catastrophic 9.0 earthquake followed by a 3-metre-high tsunami wave and nuclear melt-downs that hit Japan in March 2011, coupled with catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti in February 2010 and in Christchurch, New Zealand in February of 2011, have put the need for national emergency preparedness at the top of Canadians’ minds. Yet in 2010, our ...

Date: 2011/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

It is a fundamental principle of a free and democratic state that its police must be exemplary and above reproach. The Green Party supports RCMP officers across Canada. The Green Party supports a professional Royal Canadian Mounted Police force that not only has the highest conduct standards, but also commands the respect of all Canadians. ...

Date: 2011/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

In recent years, more and more of Canada’s major companies and control over natural resources have been bought out by foreign-owned corporations. This is not in the best interests of Canadians. Green Party MPs will: Sponsor and support legislation that restricts foreign ownership in Canada in strategic sectors so that Canadians remain in control of ...

Date: 2011/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

During recent years, the ownership of the media in Canada has been concentrated into fewer and fewer hands. Today, Canada has the most concentrated ownership of any country in the ‘free world.’ Nearly all of Canada’s newspapers, radio stations, and television networks are owned by a handful of corporate players. The national public broadcasters, the ...

Date: 2011/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

For all public data where there are no privacy, security, or other legal concerns preventing the data from being shared, data will be reviewed by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada via the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) and made publicly available under the following conditions: With the highest level of granularity and ...

Date: 2011/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

The internet has become an essential tool in knowledge storage and the free flow of information between citizens. It is playing a critical role in democratizing communications and society as a whole. There are corporations that want to control the content of information on the internet and alter the free flow of information by giving ...

Date: 2011/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

Charities across Canada have increasingly faced politically inspired, ideologically based repetitive audits and harassment. In 2012, the Harper budget increased the Canada Revenue Agency’s budget by $8 million specifically to pursue charities with a focus on environmental protection. It has since been increased to $13 million. Some environmental groups have had repeated audits without ever ...

Date: 2011/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Vision Green

The federal government is the largest customer for a wide range of goods and services in Canada. Our government should ensure it gets the best value for every dollar spent, but that means considering criteria that are essential to developing a just and sustainable society. The Green Party believes that the federal government should set ...

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