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    Earth Day More Important than Ever

    Media Release | Sunday, 22 Apr 2012
    SIDNEY, BC - Since the first Earth Day in 1970, Canada has seen steady progress in environmental legislation and protections  -- until this year. This Earth Week was marked by announcements from the...

    Thank you volunteers!

    Media Release | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
    April 15 to 21 is National Volunteer Week across Canada. The Green Party of Canada sends a sincere thank you to all of the many volunteers across the country who engage in their communities. "All...

    How Orwellian traps are laid

    Blog | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
    When I heard that ForestEthics, a group targeted in a Prime Minister’s Office memorandum as an “adversary” of the PMO agenda, had decided to split its activities so as to make advocacy a separate arm...

    May’s bill would end shark fin sales

    Media Release | Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012
    SIDNEY, BC - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, has tabled the first Green Party bill:  Bill C-417 An Act to amend the Fish...

    Harper assault on environment continues

    Media Release | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012
    SIDNEY, BC -- Prime Minister Harper has dropped any pretence that he cares about Canada’s natural environment, reducing the federal government’s oversight role to miniscule proportions. “It is full...

    Charter of Rights and Freedoms being threatened

    Media Release | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012
    SIDNEY, BC – An increasing number of Canadians are aware of the Harper Conservatives’ attacks on our democracy – proroguing and contempt of Parliament, limiting debate, secret committee hearings –...

    Funding Cut Set-back for Native Women’s Goal of Equality

    Media Release | Saturday, 14 Apr 2012
    OTTAWA - The Green Party of Canada is calling for the restoration of Health Canada funding to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). “This cut in funding is a real blow to a valuable...

    F-35s

    Blog | Friday, 06 Apr 2012
    In July 2010, I wrote a column for my local paper, Island Tides, on the decision to buy 65 F-35 fighter jets.  Now that the Auditor General has confirmed what everyone knew, that the planes were...