Press Releases

Green Party of Canada denounces police action at Fairy Creek blockade

August 24, 2021 – OTTAWA - The Green Party of Canada denounces the RCMP’s unjustified use of force against peaceful protestors at Fairy Creek, Vancouver Island. “The right to peaceful protest is a fundamental tenet of our democracy, a Charter right, and must be protected by the government and respected by its agencies, including...

Green Party Statement on Vaccination

August 18, 2021 – OTTAWA – It is vital for as many Canadians as possible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, said Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. But she questioned the Liberals’ motives in announcing a plan for mandatory vaccination, two days before calling an election and with no details, saying they must provide information...

With A Green Future, Life with Dignity and a Just Society Canadians will succeed in addressing immense challenges ahead, says Green Party Leader Annamie Paul

August 15, 2021 – OTTAWA – Green Party of Canada Leader Annamie Paul kicked off her Toronto Centre campaign today calling for Canadians to: BE DARING! “In order to confront the biggest challenges, and seize the greatest opportunities of our time, Canadians must embrace the possibility of cooperation and common ground,” said Ms. Paul....

Green Party condemns China’s harsh sentences for two Canadians

August 13, 2021 – OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada condemns the harsh sentences handed down to Canadians by Chinese courts. Robert Schellenberg, originally sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking, has now been condemned to death. Businessman Michael Spavor, arrested in 2018 on charges of espionage, was found guilty and...

Green Party Statement for International Youth Day

August 12, 2021 – OTTAWA – This year’s UN International Youth Day focuses on Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health, highlighting the need for meaningful youth engagement in any global initiative designed to restore the planet and protect life.

Green Party marks Emancipation Day in Canada

August 01, 2021 – OTTAWA – In March 2021, the House of Commons voted to recognise August 1, the day slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire, including the territories that came to be known as Canada. Slavery of trafficked Africans was introduced by colonists into these territories in the 1600s, and the practice...

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul Launches Campaign in Toronto Centre

April 22, 2021With deep roots in the community, Paul reaffirms her commitment to residents as she prepares for the next federal election.

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is officially running in the Toronto Centre riding as the candidate in the next federal election. At an online event on Earth Day, April 22,...

Decriminalization, safe supply and supports - Annamie Paul and Green Party call on government to urgently respond to the opioid epidemic within the life of this parliament

February 17, 2021 – OTTAWA – Faced with an unprecedented spike in opioid deaths brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Green Party of Canada is calling for the federal government to save lives by immediately decriminalizing the possession of opioids and other illicit drugs and creating a national safe supply program.

Green Party of Canada remembers Betty (Elizabeth Eileen) Nickerson

February 02, 2021 – OTTAWA — The Green Party of Canada commemorates the extraordinary life of Betty (Elizabeth Eileen) Nickerson, the party’s first federal election candidate, who died last month at the age of 98. Ms. Nickerson ran in a by-election for the B.C. riding of Mission-Port Moody in 1983 and stood again a...

Green Party Statement for Black History Month

February 01, 2021 – OTTAWA – Black History Month is Canada’s opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributions of Black Canadians in every field of human endeavour. In this month, we come together to celebrate the achievements, cultures, traditions, innovation, and leadership of the Black Diaspora in Canada, via many forms of expression, including music,...

Greens Call for Emergency Debate on COVID Variant

February 01, 2021 – OTTAWA — The Green Party of Canada is calling for an emergency debate on the government response to the emergence in Canada of the newly identified COVID-19 variants. Medical reports from around the world point to the COVID-19 variants, primarily identified from the UK (known as B.1.1.7) from South Africa...

Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2021 – OTTAWA - On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million Jews and 11 million others who lost their lives in the genocide perpetrated by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during the Second World War. The loss to humanity caused by the Holocaust remains incalculable to this day....

Green caucus votes against Conservative motion

October 21, 2020 – TORONTO - “The Green Party of Canada will always choose people over politics”, said Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. “Today, that means that we are voting against the motion to create a special committee. We won't let people in Canada down by indulging in partisan political games when they need...

Now is the time for a bold, visionary plan, say Greens

October 07, 2020 – OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada and the Green caucus announced yesterday that it did not support the Liberals’ Speech from the Throne (SFT). During a press conference in Ottawa, Party Leader Annamie Paul outlined reasons why the Party and caucus did not support the government’s proposals.

Annamie Paul congratulates Sasha Zavarella on York Centre nomination

October 07, 2020 – OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Annamie Paul congratulated Sasha Zavarella and his team for winning the Party nomination in the riding of York Centre, Ontario.

“Sasha will be a strong candidate for the Greens in York Centre” said Ms. Paul. “Running a campaign during a pandemic is no easy task,...

Green Party supports new Leader Annamie Paul in Toronto Centre

October 06, 2020 – OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada and Greens across the country will be working to support their new Leader, Annamie Paul, in the upcoming Toronto Centre federal by-election on October 26. Ms. Paul, who won the nomination by acclamation was elected as the Party’s new Leader on October 3,...

Annamie Paul wins Green Party of Canada Leadership

October 03, 2020 – OTTAWA – Annamie Paul is the new leader of the Green Party of Canada. Ms. Paul secured victory on the eighth ballot to win the nomination over the seven other contestants participating in the race. Dimitri Lascaris came in second place and Courtney Howard in third. A total of eight...

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,...

Green Party supports Canadian engagement in resolving Venezuela crisis

January 16, 2020 – OTTAWA – The Green Party is welcoming the federal government’s offer to convene high-level talks aimed at resolving the continuing political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

In a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May wrote: “I welcome your government’s commitment to engaging in...

Green Party Statement on Hong Kong

November 14, 2019 – OTTAWA - The Green Party of Canada is alarmed by reports from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR) of violent clashes between demonstrators and authorities, and associated deaths.

The Green Party supports the right to peaceful assembly and association and reminds Hong Kong SAR authorities of their obligation...

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