Green Party of Canada

May's Bill Passes Senate In Historic First For Greens

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Senate has passed a private member's bill on Lyme disease, the first Green party bill to ever pass both houses of Parliament.The legislat...

Green Party Enjoys Fundraising BONANZA

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Green party Leader Elizabeth May is defending her party's former president as a "true Green," but admits Paul Estrin's recent pro-Israel comm...

Elizabeth May's Lyme Disease Bill Needs Science, Not Emotion

Michael Kruse | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada
Michael Kruse

I hope that on Monday a majority of MPs vote in favour of Elizabeth's May lyme disease bill, but I want to clarify a point that she ignored in my last blog: we should trumpet science over emotions in this debate. I hope that Monday a majority of MPs vote in favour of passing this bill. We need to identify the scope of the problem, and disease like this need a national strategy. I just hope that we can put the emotions aside and turn toward the science, otherwise we are doomed to be victims of ideology, and we have a responsibility to do better than that: paramedics and politicians alike.

Elizabeth May, Do More Scientific Research Before You Discuss Diseases

Michael Kruse | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Kruse

CLD should be considered in the same category as IEI-EMF or electro-hypersensitivity, or multiple-chemical sensitivity: they are not recognized diseases and other causes for these symptoms should be sought. Instead, to treat CLD a potentially dangerous protocol using very protracted courses of antibiotics that has shown to make no difference beyond placebo is used.

Some Lessons MPs Could Learn From Kindergarten

Ryan Painter | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Ryan Painter

We, as the electorate, have a certain level of expectations for children at school: don't be rude, respect each other and your teachers and complete your work to the best of your ability. I certainly don't think that it's too much then to ask the same of our MPs and our government. We cannot continue to remain silent as our elected "adults" act like children while they represent us, as Elizabeth May did recently.

Hot Topics And Hot Dogs For The Federal Leader BBQ Circuit

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Now that Parliament's quiet for the summer, the federal leaders' BBQ circuit is in full swing, having started in Quebec last week and continues throug...

Former MP Taking Legal Action Against Tories Over Kyoto Breach

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Politics

A former Quebec politician is planning legal action against the Conservative government for pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, calling th...

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Historic Federal Election

John Laforet | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada
John Laforet

For the first time since Confederation, the once mighty Liberal Party of Canada was neither the government or official opposition. Layton became the first New Democrat to be sworn in as Her Majesty's Official Leader of the Opposition, another historic moment brought to us by May 2nd's election.

What Happened To The Green Party?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Politics

This year has been a bit of a mixed bag for the Green Party. On the one hand, they elected their first Member of Parliament when Elizabeth May beat...

Controversy Over Shale Gas Fracking Hits New Brunswick

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.14.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

There is a serious debate over the ecological viability of hydro-fracking throughout North America, with concerns that any economic gains from the process are outweighed by the detrimental environmental consequences.