Date: 2015/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA –October 28, 2015 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), emphasized the importance of a national climate change strategy, after two reports on climate were released yesterday. “The reports released by the Council of Canadian Academies and the Mowat Centre-Broadbent Institute stress the importance of ...

Date: 2015/07/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada calls on the Leaders of all parties to acknowledge the scientific consensus that the wildfires and extreme weather we are witnessing today are an indicator of what is to come as global warming intensifies. Forest fires are nothing new and occasionally we have a bad year. “But the ...

Date: 2015/06/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

“It demonstrates that Green MPs can foster collaboration and consensus with other Parliamentarians. That’s what all Canadians expect and what they deserve.” OTTAWA – Bruce Hyer, Deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Thunder Bay- Superior North), issued the following statement regarding the passage of Bill C-61 the Act to amend the ...

Date: 2015/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, News

It is increasingly odd to realize that the voices of the established order, sources of top-down control and out-dated structures, are suddenly allies. My experience for decades was to deride the International Monetary Fund ( IMF) for perverse “structural adjustment,” the World Bank for bad development, the International Energy Agency for focussing on expanding fossil ...

Date: 2015/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Decarbonized Economy would Create Thousands of Green Jobs OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada agrees with the G7 leaders’ original plan for a decarbonized economy by 2050. “Stephen Harper wants us to believe that it is not possible to both reduce carbon emissions and create jobs, which is categorically false. We have seen from ...

Date: 2015/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on World Oceans Day: “Our oceans are at risk. They are threatened by climate change, over-fishing, land-based sources of marine pollution, and ocean acidification. Today is an opportunity for Canadians to take action and ...

Date: 2015/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on World Environment Day: “World Environment Day is an internationally recognized day to celebrate the efforts of those who work for a healthier environment. It has been marked by the United Nations since 1972 ...

Date: 2015/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on Clean Air Day: “A key day within Environment Week, Clean Air Day reminds us all that nothing is more essential to life than the air we breathe. We note with gratitude that Ontario ...

Date: 2015/06/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement for Canadian Environment Week: “This week is an opportunity to raise awareness and take action to defend our environment. We are reminded that preserving our environment is interconnected with many other goals – improving ...

Date: 2015/05/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement regarding the Harper Conservatives’ announcement of its climate targets: “In 2009, Stephen Harper announced Canada’s climate commitments at Copenhagen, but never put in a plan to reach these targets by 2020. If we had ...

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