Backgrounders

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...

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...

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

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...
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