Green Party

Dating Apps Are Part Of My Campaign As A Young Candidate

Mischa Oak | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mischa Oak

To be a candidate who actually gets elected, I also have to be unique. As far as I know, I'm the only candidate that's marketing by getting matches on the dating apps Tinder, Grindr, and Scruff. I figure these are some of the best places to meet people these days. I go where my peers are and use the technology designed to connect us.

How I Became Leader of the Green Party

Elizabeth May | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

It had to be the most embarrassing credit interview ever -- embarrassing both for me and for the woman from the Ottawa Women's Credit Union who had to ask the questions. Then the question I had not seen coming: "What do you want the line of credit for? Home renovations?" I swallowed hard and answered in a contrite whisper, "I need it to run for the leadership of a federal political party." I didn't think telling her it was the Green Party would help.

Althia Raj

This Is What Really Worries Elizabeth May | Althia Raj | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Green Party leader Elizabeth May is feeling a bit blue. The Greens launched their biennial national party convention in New Brunswick o...

Post-Divorce, Equal Parenting Should Be Policy

Georgialee Lang | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Georgialee Lang

Saskatchewan Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott's indefatigable efforts to introduce shared parenting into Canada's Divorce Act has been an exercise in futility, its defeat yesterday an event that is no surprise to its advocates. What ought to be paramount is a cultural switch that emphasizes that children need both parents in their lives, and that, in and of itself, is in a child's best interests, despite society's increasingly male-absent procreation and child-rearing agendas. Outdated research that celebrates maternal preferences is no longer valid, but try telling that to Canada's lawmakers.

Want to Vote as an Anglophone Student in Quebec? Good Luck

Ilia Blinderman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Ilia Blinderman

Several students were able to register following initial rejection by returning and speaking to different revisors or to their supervisors. This eventual success, however, underscores the fact that that when insufficient linguistic precision is coupled with haphazard revisor training, registration becomes subservient to bureaucratic fickleness; that is to say, it degenerates into a crapshoot.

Is Your Vote for Sale Because the NDP Wants to Buy it...for $100

Mike Schreiner | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Is your vote for sale? The Ontario NDP thinks so with its absurd policy to give every household a $100 hydro refund. Will the NDP pay for this with the same magic money and fairy dust they propose to fund transit? How much do you want for your vote? The whiff of an election in the air can bring out the silliness in politicians.

Green Party Deputy Leader Steps Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal Green party's deputy leader, Adriane Carr, is stepping down from the job after nearly eight years.Carr, who was elected as a c...

Has Canada's Reputation Really Diminished Since Harper Took the Reins?

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Kokulan Mahendiran

While much of the media and many in the opposition like to say that women's rights have faltered under Harper, the Thompson Reuters Foundation actually ranked Canada the best G20 country for women last year on account of its "strong policies against violence and exploitation combined with good access to education and healthcare."

An Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark

Andrew Weaver | Posted 12.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

Dear Premier Clark: I applaud the fact that your government has been consistent in requiring five conditions to be met before you will support enhanced heavy oil tanker traffic off our coast. Consistency is important in providing certainty to the public, business and investors alike. It is for this reason that I am writing to you to seek some further clarification on the second and third of your five conditions.

Meet B.C.'s New Green Party Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Green Party has named Adam Olsen, a former candidate in Saanich North and the Islands, as the party's interim leader....

The Risky Enbridge Pipeline That Will Hurt Ontario

Mike Schreiner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Line 9 is a 38-year-old pipeline running between Sarnia and Montreal. It runs through 115 communities and under prime farmland, and crosses major river systems that flow into Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. A spill could put the drinking water of millions of Ontarians at risk. And a spill will happen.

Not Going Anywhere

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Jane Sterk says she plans to stay on as leader of British Columbia's Green party, working to support the first Green ever elected in the p...

'Very, Very Exciting' Times

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Green party made a historic breakthrough in the provincial election this week, powered on what appeared to be opposit...

B.C.'s King Arthur-Inspired Election Candidate

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Alexandra Halliday seems slightly offended by the suggestion that her B.C. Excalibur Party may not win a seat in the provincial election n...

Where Everyone Knows Their Names

CBC | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

NDP Leader Adrian Dix and Green Party Leader Jane Sterk are generally favoured by voters on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, while Liberal Lea...

B.C. Could Use A Green Upset This Election

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Samuel Getachew

Daniel Tseghay is running in a close race in Vancouver-False Creek. He truly has a chance to pull in an upset and I hope he does. B.C. politics needs a shake up and there is no better candidate to do that than this young activist. Tseghay is a noted and eloquent writer and activist. He also hails from Eritrea, giving the party an instant diversity that it lacked over the years. To those British Columbians who usually look at the two traditional parities to support, Tseghay gives the BC Greens hope, just like his leader.

Green Party Candidate Ready To Surprise

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - If the campaign in the Vancouver Island riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head was all about academic credentials, Andrew Weaver would win hands do...

My Critics Favour "Truthiness" Over Fact

Elizabeth May | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

I don't know Mr. McCullough, but in reviewing his blogs he seems to have embraced the weary cynic style of punditry. The strange attack on me as a pointless entity, "The Stonehenge of Canadian politics" as he would have it, is riddled with the kind of errors that favour "truthiness" over accuracy. Contrary to McCullough's uninformed rant, Green principles actually reject the leader-as-boss model of other parties. We need a Green Party in Canada precisely because none of the other parties are consistent in raising the spectre of the climate crisis, nor in advancing solutions to avert its most serious threats.

A Math Lesson for Political Opposition Parties

Kevin Grandia | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Kevin Grandia

Right now in Canada, we need to get real about the math. That is of course, if you're one of the more than 60 per cent that voted for anyone other than Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party in the last federal election. The political math makes it virtually impossible for any of the opposition parties to beat Harper in the next election.

May Accuses Tories Of Secretive Merger Plans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is dismissing claims by the Green party that the government plans to fold Environment Canada into the Natural R...

Saving Ontario Money One Recycling Bin at a Time

Mike Schreiner | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

None of us want a dump in our backyard. Nor do we want to burn money by wasting resources. Sadly this is the direction Ontario is headed if we don't eliminate waste and use resources more efficiently. But unfortunately, Ontario still produces too much garbage.

On My Wish List This Year? A Food System That Works

Mike Schreiner | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Mike Schreiner

It's a sad reality that as we gather with our families and friends this holiday season to share a meal, there are far too many who will go hungry. A healthy food system benefits our economy, health and communities. It enriches our quality of life. Let's put reducing hunger and a strong local sustainable food system at the top of our wish list for 2013.

We Lost But We've Arrived: Green Leader

CP | Joan Bryden and Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Three federal byelections Monday night failed to alter the party standings in the House of Commons — returning two Conservatives and a New ...

Are Liberals the Real Byelection Winners?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

With the by-elections over, everyone will be reading the tea leaves to see what it means for the next federal election. At this point probably not all that much as we don't know who will be leading the Liberals in 2015 or for that matter if Harper will even be around to lead the Conservatives. Just the same, the parties should see some red flags from yesterday's results. For the two main parties, i.e. the Liberals and the Conservatives, it does offer a glimpse into some potential shifts down the road depending on who wins the Liberal leadership race. The good news for the Liberals is that even in Tory Alberta they can be a contender; their brand is still pretty resilient.

Who Won Best MP?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Green Leader Elizabeth May has been named 2012 Parliamentarian of the Year at an annual event organized by Maclean's magazine and L’actualité. M...