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  • Greens call out oil and gas companies for ignoring pandemic safety measures in work camps March 26, 2020
    OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is calling for a review of work practices in British Columbia’s oil and gas sector during the on-going COVID-19 crisis.  Work on projects such as Coastal GasLink (CGL), the Site C dam, LNG Canada and the Trans Mountain pipeline(TMX) continues, with workers being flown in and out. Green […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Parliament pulls all nighter to pass COVID-19 package March 25, 2020
    OTTAWA – Green MP Jenica Atwin (Fredericton) stood for all Greens in ensuring a package of emergency relief for Canadians passed the House and is headed to the Senate this morning. Ms. Atwin noted that Greens did not like the first version of the Bill, which gave excessive and unlimited powers to the Minister of […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Greens urge government to declare Public Welfare Emergency March 24, 2020
    OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada today called on the government to use its powers under the Emergency Act and declare a Public Welfare Emergency to deal with the mounting fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic “We will work with this government to move quickly to provide what this crisis demands,” said Green Party parliamentary […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Annamie Paul is contestant for Green Party of Canada leadership March 24, 2020
    OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada has accepted the nomination of Annamie Paul as a contestant for the party’s leadership. The new leader will be chosen at a national convention to be held in Charlottetown P.E.I. in October, replacing Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) who stepped down in November, 2019 after 13 years in […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Canada’s small business owners need urgent support, says Green Party March 24, 2020
    OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is calling for greatly expanded wage subsidies and other financial supports to help Canadian small and medium business owners weather the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The government's pledge to provide a wage subsidy to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is a good and necessary idea. But […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Green Party Leadership Contest Responding to COVID-19 March 23, 2020
    OTTAWA  – The Green Party of Canada is making changes to its leadership contest rules in light of COVID-19.  Interim Leader, Jo-Ann Roberts, said: “The challenges faced by all Canadians - including the thousands of GPC members and supporters are very real. We have heard from our members and our leadership contestants and we want […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Green Party Statement on World Water Day March 22, 2020
    OTTAWA  – As the world is fully engaged in responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we must not lose track of other key issues. The theme of the 2020 United Nations World Water Day is: Water and Climate Change.  “Water insecurity in parts of the world has led to mass migrations, insecurity and war,” said […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Green Party of Canada statement on International Francophonie Day March 20, 2020
    OTTAWA  – Today, on the 50th anniversary of the Journée internationale de la Francophonie, the Green Party of Canada celebrates the Francophonie in all its aspects and diversity. Green MP Jenica Atwin (Fredericton), is responsible for the party’s official languages portfolio. She stated: “The French language connects more than ten million people across Canada. In […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Greens support Liberals’ unprecedented financial measures announced today March 18, 2020
    OTTAWA  – The Green Party of Canada welcomes the financial support to Canadians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic announced by the Trudeau administration in Ottawa today.  “We’re grateful to the government for announcing substantial measures that will provide Canadians with some financial comfort during these distressing and uncertain times,” said Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth […]
    Rosie Emery
  • Now is the time to implement Guaranteed Livable Income for ALL Canadians, says Green Party March 17, 2020
    HALIFAX  – Given the extraordinary circumstances facing Canadians during this time of economic downturn and uncertainty, the Green Party of Canada is urging the federal government to immediately begin implementing elements of a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) program. GLI would provide every Canadian with a basic income. Faced with the economic fallout of a crisis […]
    Rosie Emery