Green Party of Canada

Elizabeth May Should Be Environment Minister: Petitions

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Three initiatives have gathered over 26,000 signatures.

Grade 6 Student Grills Her Local Federal Election Candidates

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Alberta

Emma Sveistrup, 11, interviewed Calgary Centre's Liberal, NDP and Green candidates for her YouTube show, The Owl's Nest.

What the Liberals, Greens and NDP Have to Say on Mining in Canada

John Cumming | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Business
John Cumming

With Canadians looking ahead to a federal election on October 19, The Northern Miner submitted mining-related questions to the leaders of the four major political parties running across Canada.

Greens File CRA Complaint In Bid To Get Elizabeth May Into Munk Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada Politics

The Greens argue that excluding May from the debate has put the foundation in violation of the Income Tax Act.

6 Key Moments From Elizabeth May's Mansbridge Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 09.12.2015 | Canada Politics

The Green Party leader dreams of winning 30 seats.

Canadians Want to Believe a Different Way Is Possible

Deborah Coyne | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

When we no longer have confidence in collective action, why would we even bother to ask something of our anemic government? By not taking firm steps to deal with the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis from the beginning, we have allowed a ticking time bomb of humanity to destabilize the Middle East and give comfort to vocal xenophobic factions in Europe.

Montreal Teen Could Become Youngest Federal Candidate For Green Party

CBC | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Casandra Poitras is set to turn 18 on election day.

Why I'm Running for the Green Party of Canada

Deborah Coyne | Posted 08.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

The Green Party offers Canadians a clear choice and fresh vision to get us working together again for One Canada for all Canadians. But all progressive voters must work together to take back Canada, a Canada that earns the admiration of the world for our innovation and competitive spirit.

Elizabeth May's Exclusion From Debates an Affront to Democracy

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

Elizabeth May has been at the forefront of debate ever since she was elected. There are now two elected Green Party MPs and the party is again fielding candidates from coast to coast to coast. Her exclusion from the leaders debates amounts to an outrageous affront to democracy.

Kids Are Why We Should Care About Climate Change

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Capt. Trevor Greene

One of the slogans I've seen on buttons handed out by the Green Party is "Because, KIDS." For me, that is the heart of the environmental issue, and my motivation for writing about climate change and trying to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crisis that threatens our very survival as a species.

25 Reasons for Canadians Under 25 to Vote Green

Deborah Coyne | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

Demonstrating the Green Party's commitment to principled, thoughtful politics, each reason highlights a specific, deep-rooted problem and provides a long-term viable solution. The ultimate goal: build a better Canada for all Canadians, a Canada with a sustainable future grounded in responsible environmental stewardship, social justice and fiscal responsibility.

Bruce Hyer Sees Politics Through Green-Coloured Glasses

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Michael Berkowitz

Bruce Hyer describes himself as an "independent plus." Strong on representing his constituents, he is a loud voice for conservation, sustainable resource development, small business growth and democratic governmental reform. He has pioneered climate change legislation and fought against the huge subsidies to energy companies.

Althia Raj

Election Debates Could Freeze Out Greens | Althia Raj | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Green party, the Bloc Québécois and upstart Forces et Démocratie party could be frozen out of the upcoming federal election debates,...

Former CBC Host Seeks Green Party Nomination

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A former CBC radio host hopes to take her fight for the embattled public broadcaster all the way to Parliament Hill.Jo-Ann Roberts announce...

Green Party Donations Hit New High

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Politics

Supporters of Elizabeth May’s Green Party were in a giving spirit this holiday season. In the month of December alone, the party raised $911,000 ...

May's Bill Passes Senate In Historic First For Greens

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | 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.