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Backgrounder: Focus on corporate tax rate, not small businesses

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. famously said: “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.”  On July 18, 2017, the Liberal government introduced drastic policy changes to the tax laws of...

Elizabeth May's response to 'Environmental and Regulatory Reviews: Discussion Paper'

Backgrounder | Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017
Read Elizabeth May's Response to “Environmental and Regulatory Reviews: Discussion Paper” Released June 29. Deadline for comment was August 28, 2017 and submitted online to: www.discussionpaper.ca...

Reforming the Standing Orders of the House of Commons – A Green Approach

Backgrounder | Sunday, 02 Apr 2017
Reforming the Standing Orders of the House of Commons – A Green Approach “Procedure may be boring to some, but it’s about the distribution and exercise of power. It really matters.” -The Hon. Jack...

Backgrounder: Elizabeth May's submission to expert panel reviewing environmental assessment law

Backgrounder | Friday, 23 Dec 2016
Read Elizabeth May's submission to expert panel reviewing environmental assessment law by clicking on the PDF below.

Indigenous Affairs: What is the Doctrine of Discovery?

Backgrounder | Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016
BACKGROUNDER: Indigenous Affairs: What is the Doctrine of Discovery? The Doctrine of Discovery includes all doctrines, policies and practices based on advocating superiority of peoples or individuals...

Green Party of Canada updates Israel-Palestine Conflict policy

Backgrounder | Sunday, 04 Dec 2016
The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is often viewed as intractable and irresolvable. More than three regional wars and two Intifadas have left deep scars on the bodies and in the minds...

C-51: Elizabeth May's submission in response to “Our Security, Our Rights: National security Green Paper, 2016”

Backgrounder | Monday, 28 Nov 2016
Submission in Response to “Our Security, Our Rights: National security Green Paper, 2016”To: The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National SecurityFrom: Elizabeth May, O.C.Member of...

Backgrounder: Trudeau administration’s first year: a performance review

Backgrounder | Thursday, 03 Nov 2016
Find the related media release here: https://www.greenparty.ca/en/media-release/2016-11-02/trudeau-administration%E2%80%99s-first-year-performance-review (OTTAWA) – The new government of the Rt. Hon...

Backgrounder: VIA Rail coast-to-coast passenger service under threat

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016
Background for press release: VIA’s Canadian, the transcontinental passenger service between Toronto and Vancouver, is at high risk. In 1990, despite a recommendation from a blue-ribbon panel to make...

Student Debt

Backgrounder | Friday, 18 Sep 2015
“There are no immovable barriers to education.”Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO “From better health to increased wealth, education is the catalyst of a better future for millions of...