Green Party calls for Emergency Debate on COVID-19

OTTAWA – With new federal modelling showing that, without a stronger response, COVID-19 cases in Canada could swell to over 60,000 per day, the Green Party is calling for an Emergency Debate in the House of Commons on the government’s response to the pandemic. In a letter to House Speaker Anthony Rota, Green parliamentary leader … Read more

Government’s climate bill squanders “the opportunity of a lifetime” for a green economic recovery, says Annamie Paul

OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Annnamie Paul said today that the government’s new climate legislation fails on multiple fronts as a plan to move Canada to net zero emissions and to capitalize on the once-in-a-lifetime economic opportunity of the post-pandemic recovery. “This bill, described as the “climate accountability act” is nothing of the sort,” said … Read more

Green Leader Annamie Paul notes silence of opposition leaders during biggest national emergency in 80 years

OTTAWA – As Canada’ s COVID-19 cases pass the 300,000 mark Green Party Leader Annamie Paul questions the absence of Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, Bloc leader Yves-François Blanchet and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in addressing the biggest national crisis of our time. “Yesterday, the opposition parties had the opportunity to join me in my call … Read more

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul outlines main expectations for government’s climate accountability legislation

OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Annamie Paul has outlined the crucial elements the Green Party expects to see included in the federal government’s upcoming climate accountability legislation.   “This legislation must prove that, after five years in power, the government is finally ready to take decisive action on the climate emergency,” said Ms. Paul. “The … Read more

Statement by Green Party Leader Annamie Paul on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas

TORONTO  – “Today, the Green Party of Canada joins Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Buddhist communities in celebrating Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas. “Usually, during this celebration, loved ones gather to feast, exchange gifts and sweets, and light up their homes with diyas. “However, this year’s Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas take place in the middle … Read more

Removal of democratically elected legislators latest example of the ongoing erosion of civil liberties in Hong Kong, says Annamie Paul

TORONTO  – The Green Party of Canada strongly condemns the recent move by Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government to disqualify four pro-democracy legislators, prompting 15 others to resign in protest. “This is the latest example of the ongoing erosion of civil liberties and of the ‘one nation two systems’ principle in the Hong Kong Special Administrative … Read more

Green Party Statement on Remembrance Day 2020

OTTAWA – Also known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorates the day and time that armies stopped fighting the First World War, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918.  “Today, as we observe a minute of silence, I join with all Canadians to honour and remember the immense sacrifices made by those who served, and … Read more

Greens call on federal government to abandon nuclear and invest in renewables

OTTAWA – Following the recent announcement that the federal government will invest $20 million dollars in Ontario-based Terrestrial Energy to develop its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), Green Party MPs have written to Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan and Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains calling on them to reconsider investments in new and … Read more

Annamie Paul announces a North America-wide Carbon Border Adjustment and a safe third country agreement review as foreign policy priorities following U.S. election result

TORONTO  – Green Party of Canada Leader Annamie Paul said today that Canada should immediately begin bilateral negotiations with President-elect Biden on the creation of a North American Carbon Border Adjustment (CBA), and the repeal or radical restructure of the Canada-U.S Safe Third  Country Agreement (STA) which has been found to violate Canada’s Charter of … Read more

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul welcomes the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

“On behalf of the Green Party of Canada, I want to congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris on their historic win. In particular, I want to pay tribute to Kamala as she becomes the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States. The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is an opportunity to usher in a new … Read more

Green MP standing firm on importance of intersectionality in training for judges

OTTAWA – Today Jenica Atwin, MP for Fredericton, defended her first amendments as MP to Bill C-3. The bill would require judges to receive ongoing education relating to sexual assault law and social context. As critic on several files including diversity, Indigenous affairs, and status of women, Atwin’s four amendments dealt substantively with the sort … Read more

Green Party congratulates the Saskatchewan Green Party

OTTAWA  – Green Party Leader Annamie Paul congratulated Leader of the Saskatchewan Green Party Naomi Hunter along with the other 59 Green Party of Saskatchewan candidates, for running a bold campaign in the province’s 29th election. “Naomi and her team made tremendous inroads in a very short period of time,” said Green Party Leader Annamie … Read more