Statement from the Green Party of Canada

OTTAWA — It is, and has always been, the Green Party of Canada’s policy that all in Canada must have timely access to safe, legal abortions.

Although the Leader does not have the power to whip votes, all Green Party Members of Parliament must endorse the Green Party’s values, including support of a woman’s right to choose. There is zero chance an elected representative of our party will ever reopen the abortion debate.

This is because we vet all potential candidates to ensure that they agree with the Green Party’s core values. It is the Green Party’s position that the abortion debate is closed in Canada. Any who disagree are not allowed to run.

It is an extremely rare occurrance, but the Green Party of Canada has disqualified candidates in the past because of anti-abortion views.

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Rosie Emery
Press Secretary