Publication Source: The Cord
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Author: Alanna Fairey
The Green Party of Canada hopes to raise $12,000 through their Campaign Fund Goal to ensure that the party will have an intern year-round.
The Young Greens Parliamentary Intern (YGPI) is required to work four out of five days per week in MP Elizabeth May’s office on Parliament Hill, in addition to working at the Green Party of Canada Headquarters one day a week. This is a paid internship.
Cathy MacLellan, a local Green for the Kitchener-Waterloo area, emphasized that one of the downfalls of having only one MP for the Green Party is that May is unable to attend all meetings on Parliament Hill and they often do not have enough funding or capacities to fulfill all of the duties. This is where an intern comes in.