Backgrounders

Indigenous Affairs: What is the Doctrine of Discovery?

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

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”

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

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

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

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...

Costing a Guaranteed Liveable Income

Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 - The costing of Guaranteed Liveable Income (GLI) depends on the size of the guarantee and the rate of clawback for those earning income. The “clawback” means how we tax the money a person earns above...

More justice in the justice system

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 - GPC 2015 background platform paperWe are fortunate to live in one of the safest countries on earth.   Canada’s rate of violent crime continues to drop.  Yet we continue to be subjected...

A serious climate change agenda

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 - GPC 2015 platform background paperThe 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...

A comprehensive overhaul of our immigration and refugee protection system

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 - GPC 2015 platform background papers Immigration is first and foremost about citizenship. Any reform must be accomplished in a way that strengthens our social fabric and is consistent with our...
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