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Democratic reforms - Make Every Vote Count. Restore power to Parliament and the people

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper Electoral reform: The first-past-the-post voting system has lost the confidence of Canadians. It is the only system which allows a party with a minority of votes to...

Agriculture and a food strategy for Canada

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper Canada 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...

Governments can get along and get things done

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper Canadians are all too familiar with the different levels of government arguing with one another.  What we really need from governments is cooperation and reasonable...

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...