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Trudeau Administration’s two-year performance: Green Party report card

Thursday, 02 Nov 2017 - (Accompanying media release) The government of the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau was sworn in on November 4, 2015. On the Trudeau administration’s second birthday, the Green Party of Canada assesses how...

Backgrounder: Focus on corporate tax rate, not small businesses

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'

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

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

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?

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...
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