Green Party Statement for Pink Shirt Day 2021

OTTAWA – Raising public awareness on the impacts of bullying is the focus of Pink Shirt Day.  Bullying takes many forms, including the increasing use of social media platforms to insult and belittle others. Educational institutions and workplaces are more aware of the prevalence of environments of harassment and intimidation and are making efforts to … Read more

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul comments on upcoming meeting between President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau

OTTAWA – On the eve of the first meeting between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Green Party of Canada hopes that the United States will become a true partner in confronting the most pressing issues of our time.  The Prime Minister should raise the following key topics: Establishing a Canada-United States … Read more

Statement by Green Party Leader Annamie Paul on today’s vote on the opposition motion on genocide

OTTAWA –  “Today’s abstention by the Prime Minister and his cabinet flies in the face of the evidence regarding the crimes being perpetrated against the Uighur and other Muslim minorities by the Chinese government; crimes that are most accurately described as genocide, as defined under Article II of Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of … Read more

Green Party calls on government to launch discussions on creating a national Guaranteed Livable Income

OTTAWA  –  The Green Party of Canada believes now is the time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Crystia Freeland to convene discussions on the creation of a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI).  The pandemic has exposed how many people in Canada truly live in precarious conditions, yet still lack a basic safety … Read more

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul says failure of government to decriminalize the possession of drugs and create a safe supply will cost lives

OTTAWA  — “I register my disbelief today at this Government’s abdication of duty in the face of the unprecedented opioid overdose crisis ravaging the country,” said Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. “Yesterday’s failure to decriminalize the possession of opioids and other illicit drugs and to create a safe supply will cost lives. “I don’t know … Read more

Statement from Green Party of Canada Leader Annamie Paul on the Genocide against the Uyghur and Muslim minorities in China

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada believes that there is an ongoing genocide being perpetrated against the Uyghur and other Muslim minorities by the Chinese government. Under international law, if a State is aware of a serious risk that a genocide is occurring or might occur, it must do everything within its power to prevent … Read more

Decriminalization, safe supply and supports

OTTAWA  – Faced with an unprecedented spike in opioid deaths brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Green Party of Canada is calling for the federal government to save lives by immediately decriminalizing the possession of opioids and other illicit drugs and creating a national safe supply program.   “The overdose epidemic is a health emergency … Read more

Green Party celebrates Chinese New Year

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada extends good wishes to Chinese communities in Canada and around the world today as celebrations begin to welcome the Year of the Ox. This important holiday, also called the Spring Festival, will continue for a couple of weeks, culminating with the Lantern Festival on February 26.  In Chinese … Read more

Green Party Statement for International Development Week

OTTAWA  — During this International Development Week, the Green Party of Canada reaffirms its commitment to achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – critical to advancing international stability.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for the developing world and to global progress towards achieving the SDGs,” said Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. “Some … Read more

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul to seek the nomination in Toronto Centre for next federal election

OTTAWA  — Green Party Leader Annamie Paul will seek the nomination to be her party’s Toronto Centre candidate in the next federal election.   Ms. Paul’s roots in the riding are deep. She was born in Toronto Centre, and her mother and grandmother began their working lives as public servants there. Following in their footsteps, Ms. … Read more

Green Party of Canada calls for relocation of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in light of Uighur genocide, asks the government to consider the feasibility of Canada as an alternative host

OTTAWA  — Green Party MPs Paul Manly and Elizabeth May joined with other federal MPs from all parties to call for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be moved outside China, as a consequence of the “genocidal campaign” by the state against Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Today, the Green Party is also calling for the … Read more

Statement from Green Party Leader Annamie Paul on a Guaranteed Livable Income & the B.C. Basic Income Panel Report

OTTAWA – “Yesterday, the Green Party of Canada hosted a roundtable panel discussion on a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI). I was joined by our Green MPs Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands) and Paul Manly (Nanaimo-Ladysmith), and basic income experts Floyd Marinescu, of UBI Works, and Sheila Regher, of Basic Income Canada Network, for an important and … Read more

After months of advocacy, Green Party welcomes government announcement on the CERB

OTTAWA  — The Green Party of Canada welcomes the announcement that the federal government will end its unfair and cruel Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) clawbacks. for self-employed individuals whose net self-employment income was less than $5,000 and who applied for this necessary benefit.  As recently as February 3, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul appeared … Read more

Green Party launches national candidate recruitment campaign: Time to Run

OTTAWA — The Green Party of Canada has launched a nationwide campaign – Time to Run – to recruit diverse, progressive community leaders as candidates for the next federal election.  “This is truly an exciting time for the Green Party. We’re building momentum and reaching out across the country asking communities to nominate the outstanding … Read more