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Work for peace - Canada as a global leader

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper Canada is fundamentally a peaceful country.  We should be constructive participants in our global community, enhancing our peacekeeping capabilities and providing a...

More than a round of applause for arts and culture

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper At the height of the Second World War, the British cabinet considered increasing funding for the arts. A sceptical cabinet member asked if, given the war effort,...

Federal fiscal transfers with purpose: equalization, housing, childcare, PSE

Backgrounder | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015
GPC platform background paperOur country is diverse in ways that enrich us. Our varied geography and multicultural population create huge advantages. Yet we also have unacceptable levels of...

Fair taxation and a liveable income

Backgrounder | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paperThe Green Party is deeply concerned about the widening income gap, and the steadily increasing numbers of people trapped in the low-wage economy – workers,...

Invest in workers and workplaces

Backgrounder | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform backgound paper Change is the only constant in the modern Canadian workplace. Technology and global economic patterns are transforming job markets.  To survive in today’s employment...

Retirement security; income security for persons with disabilities; our veterans

Backgrounder | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper We are living longer.  While this is unquestionably good news, a great many of us haven’t saved enough for a longer retirement. A weak economy has caused...

Build the foundations of a dynamic sustainable economy

Backgrounder | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paperThe need for sustainability, energy efficiency, and secure energy supplies is changing the way we think about and do business.  The shift to a sustainable...

Green Party’s Climate Change Plan

Backgrounder | Monday, 15 Jun 2015
The climate is changing in harmful and risky ways due to our profligate use of fossil fuels. Despite this fact, the Conservative administration prefers to shoot the messengers. Political interference...

Agriculture and a Food Strategy for Canada

Backgrounder | Monday, 15 Jun 2015
GPC platform background paperCanada needs an innovative forward-thinking food strategy – one that promotes food security, food safety, and healthy food. We must protect the soil we depend upon. The...

Backgrounder - Investor-State Treaties

Backgrounder | Friday, 12 Sep 2014
What is an Investor-State Agreement? While investor-state agreements are sometimes associated – or even confused – with free trade agreements, they are not the same. A trade agreement opens up areas...