HALIFAX – The Green Party today followed through on its promise to present Canadians with a detailed accounting of the new spending and revenue measures outlined in the party’s 2019 Platform. The platform is a blueprint for mobilization – a call for Honest, Ethical, Caring Leadership to implement policies and initiatives that pursue true reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, ensure good jobs and affordable homes and leave a livable world for our children and grandchildren.
OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands) has named Timothy Thompson (candidate for Fundy Royal) as critic for Veterans Affairs on the party’s Shadow Cabinet. The Shadow Cabinet develops positions based on policies adopted by Green Party membership. Mr. Thompson spent 13 years in the Navy as part of a cadet instructor cadre. He did three seven-month tours in Afghanistan, working for the Director General of Personnel and Family Support Services. While th
SACKVILLE, NB – All Canadians, regardless of where they live, must have access to safe, reliable transportation options at affordable rates, says the Green Party. Too many people living in remote and rural areas have no way to travel outside their communities. A Green Party government will develop a national transportation strategy with a goal of reaching zero-carbon public ground transportation everywhere in Canada by 2040. Rail will be the hub, with spokes of light rail and
VICTORIA – Every minute of every day the equivalent of one large garbage truck of plastic enters our oceans – nine million tonnes a year – littering shorelines, floating, drifting or sinking to the ocean floor, leaching toxic chemicals and killing marine life by entanglement or ingestion. The Green Party says it’s time to back off, clean up and give the oceans a chance to recover. The party’s 2019 election platform commits a Green government to working with provincial, territ
OTTAWA – Dental care is health care. In a country with a universal single-payer health care system, everyone should have access to dental care. A recent report from the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences found that cost is one of the main reasons many people do not go to the dentist, leaving our most vulnerable populations susceptible to cavities, disease and debilitating pain. The Green Party platform, released this week, calls for an expansion of Canada’s single-payer medi
If you’re just tuning in after summer, things are getting pretty real out there. Hurricane Dorian devastated low-lying communities in the Bahamas, Brazilian agricultural businesses are torching the dried-out Amazon Rainforest and Greenland lost more than 12 billion tonnes of ice in one day.
Climate change is everywhere. But so is the movement to combat it. Activists shut down London, England for weeks earlier this year. Indigenous communities the world over are fighting for
September 16, 2019 TORONTO — Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May launched the party’s 2019 election platform today – a bold vision for a just, prosperous and sustainable Canada arrived at through Honest, Ethical, Caring, Leadership. The platform, which is being fully costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office, is not a conventional set of political promises. It presents a vision for Canada in 2030 firmly based on strong, progressive social and ecological policies that w
September 3, 2019 OTTAWA — Calling for an all-hands-on-deck response to the existential threat of runaway global warming, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) today reiterated her call to her fellow federal party leaders to form a cross-party Climate Emergency Cabinet to lead Canada as it confronts the climate emergency. Ms. May first called for this approach during climate emergency debates on October 15, 2018 and June 17, 2019. The 2018 UN Intergovern