Green Party of Canada

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Green Party of Canada

Parti vert du Canada
LeaderElizabeth May
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
3 / 338

The Green Party of Canada is a federal political party based in Canada. The party holds 3 of 338 seats in the Canadian Parliament.

Although the party has had both leftist and centrist factions throughout their history, many of the members think that the left wing-right wing political spectrum doesn't capture the ecological orientation of an evolving Green Party.

The leader of the party is Elizabeth May. She was voted as leader when she defeated David Chernushenko and Jim Fannon in the leadership race with 65% of the vote on the first ballot.

On 2 May 2011, 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]

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". Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. [1] 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.

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