Green Party of Canada

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Green Party of Canada

Parti vert du Canada
LeaderAnnamie Paul
PresidentJean-Luc Cooke
Founded1983; 38 years ago (1983)
Headquarters116 Albert Street
Suite 812
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5G3
Youth wingYoung Greens of Canada
IdeologyGreen politics
Green liberalism
Political positionCentre[1][2][3]
Continental affiliationFederation of the Green Parties of the Americas[4]
International affiliationGlobal Greens[5]
Colours  Green
Seats in the Senate
0 / 105
Seats in the House of Commons
2 / 338
Website
greenparty.ca

The Green Party of Canada is a federal political party based in Canada. The party holds 2 of 338 seats in the Canadian Parliament.

The party has had both leftist and centrist factions throughout their history. It is currently seen as centrist.

The leader of the party is Annamie Paul. She was voted as leader in October 2020, replacing Elizabeth May.

History[change | change source]

On 2 May 2011, Elizabeth May was voted in the 2011 Canadian federal election. This made her the first member of the Green Party in history to sit in the House of Commons.[6] On 6 May 2019, Paul Manly was voted in a by-election in the riding of Nanaimo—Ladysmith. He became the second member of the Green Party in history to sit in the House of Commons.[7] In the 2019 Canadian federal election, Jenica Atwin was voted in. She became their first member outside of British Columbia to sit in the House of Commons.[8] On 10 June 2021, Atwin crossed the floor, leaving the Greens to join the Liberals due to internal party disagreements over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alan Whitehorn. "Green Party of Canada". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. Jon H. Pammett; Christopher Dornan (2006). The Canadian Federal Election of 2006. Dundurn. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-4597-1862-3.
  3. "National Post View: The Greens' failure to launch". National Post. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. "Federación de Partidos Verdes de las Américas". Fpva.org.mx. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. [1] Archived 2019-08-13 at the Wayback Machine Global Greens: Greens Elected in Federal Single Seat Elections
  6. Hunter, Justine (2 May 2011). "Elizabeth May wins first seat for Greens". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  7. Zussman, Richard; Little, Simon (7 May 2019). "Greens claim historic 2nd federal seat with upset byelection win in Nanaimo-Ladysmith". Global News. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  8. Mercer, Greg (October 22, 2019). "Jenica Atwin, New Brunswick's first Green MP, might soon become a household name". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  9. Cochrane, David (10 June 2021). "Green MP Jenica Atwin crossing the floor to join the Liberals". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 June 2021.

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