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Local Communities are healthy. Our goal is to focus on public wellbeing by creating safe and affordable neighborhoods, reliable healthcare and an excellent education system that will prepare our children for the future.

True Democracy listens. Our goal is to switch to an honest electoral system which reflects the true will of Manitoban voter and prevents partisan power grabs.

You deserve political representation that makes you proud of the choice you made on Election Day. Its time to vote Green!

Elizabeth May to kick off Green Train Whistle Stop tour Friday in Vancouver

07/09/14

For Immediate Release

VANCOUVER – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, will launch her Green Train national rail tour with a rally in Vancouver this Friday evening

“We are travelling by rail across Canada to raise awareness of both the crisis facing Canadian democracy, and the crisis facing our rail system,” said the Green Leader.

“This tour is about Sir John A. Macdonald’s vision of a nation united from coast to coast both by a railway and by our shared democratic values. It's about inspiring Canadians to think like a country once again.”

On the Green Train, May will join Green Party members, candidates and supporters from across Canada for the journey from Vancouver to the Party’s 2014 Convention in Fredericton, taking place July 18-20.

Whistle-Stop rallies will be held in communities along the way, including Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. Green MP Bruce Hyer will board the train in Armstrong, Ontario.

“I’m very proud to have launched the successful Save Maritime Rail whistle stop tour to save VIA’s Halifax-to-Montreal line back in February,” said Hyer, the Green Party Deputy Leader and MP for Thunder Bay–Superior North. “Now with the Green Train, we will bring our message to the whole country – It’s time to get our democracy and our rail system back on track.”

At the rally on Friday evening, May will be joined by Vancouver Green Councillor Adriane Carr and local Green Party supporters. The rally will begin at 6:00 PM Pacific, and will take place in Thornton Park, across Station St. from Pacific Central Station.

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Contact:

Julian Morelli
Director of Communications
Green Party of Canada
(613) 614 4916
nicholas.gall@greenparty.ca

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Manitoba budget the Green way

Missed opportunity is the theme of the NDP government’s 2014 provincial budget.

The province is missing a chance to invest in renewable energy, ignoring the province’s capacity for solar and wind power production.

It is missing the opportunity to connect government job creation programs to stable, healthy green jobs that promote the local economy and the well-being of Manitobans.

And it is missing the chance to build transportation infrastructure for the future, such as public transit and rail, and instead pouring billions of dollars into roads and bridges that fuel high-carbon emissions and will be approaching obsolescence in a few short years.

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