Author Archives: Paul Graham

James Beddome at the 2019 Launch of the Disability Matters Vote Campaign

Here is an audio clip and transcript of James Beddome speaking at the July 4, 2019 launch of the Disability Matters Vote Campaign in Winnipeg. —————— MC: I would like to now welcome James Beddome, leader of the Green Party of Manitoba. James Beddome: Thank you David for the introduction and thank you for the Land Acknowledgement earlier today. Thank ... Read More »

The province must show leadership in responding to Greyhound plans to cancel service

Green Party of Manitoba leader James Beddome has called on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to show leadership in developing a made-in-Manitoba response to Greyhound’s recent announcement that it would cancel its passenger bus service in Manitoba. “The loss of this bus service will create hardship for many Manitobans, particularly those in rural and remote communities,” said Beddome. “The provincial government ... Read More »

Françoise Therrien Vrignon représentera le Parti vert aux élections partielles de Saint-Boniface

Winnipeg, 7 mai 2018 – James Beddome, chef du Parti vert du Manitoba, annonce que Françoise Therrien Vrignon se présentera aux élections partielles de Saint-Boniface, au nom du Parti vert du Manitoba. « Françoise est intelligente, énergétique, articulée et parfaitement bilingue », dit M. Beddome. « Je suis heureux qu’on puisse présenter une candidate si compétente aux électeurs de Saint-Boniface. ... Read More »

Françoise Therrien Vrignon to represent the Greens in the 2018 St. Boniface by-election

Winnipeg, May 7, 2018 – Party Leader James Beddome has announced that Françoise Therrien Vrignon will contest the St. Boniface by-election on behalf of the Green Party of Manitoba. “Françoise is intelligent, energetic, articulate and fluently bilingual,” said Beddome. “I’m pleased we are able to offer the voters of St. Boniface such a capable candidate.” “To create sustainable, healthy communities, ... Read More »

Reflections on the Green Party breakthrough in PEI

Winnipeg, Jan. 26, 2018: Manitoba Green Party activists Andrea Shalay and David Nickarz helped Hannah Bell win the 2017 byelection in Charlottetown-Parkdale last November for the Prince Edward Island Green Party. In this interview they talk with Mary Jane Eason and Kristen Andrews of CKUW-FM 95.9 about the significance of the win for PEI and for Greens in the rest ... Read More »

Beddome: Manitoba’s Climate Plan needs improvement

Winnipeg, Nov. 28, 2017: Hundreds of Winnipeggers packed Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg to discuss the provincial government’s Manitoba Climate and Green Plan discussion paper. Manitoba Green Party Leader James Beddome had these comments. Read More »

Green Party of Manitoba calls for free public transit

Winnipeg, Nov. 22, 2017 — “As the City of Winnipeg contemplates service cuts and fare hikes to Winnipeg’s much-needed transit system, the Green Party of Manitoba supports a publicly-funded, fare-free system,” says James Beddome, Leader of the Green Party of Manitoba. The Province under Premier Pallister signalled it will cut $10.7 million from the transit subsidy to the City of ... Read More »

Conservative Throne Speech disappoints

by James Beddome, Leader, Green Party of Manitoba This new PC government has had some time to settle in; it is now time for them to start delivering details and results. Pallister promised to make poverty a central them of his Government, and although there was some mention in his recent Throne Speech of addressing poverty , particularly for young ... Read More »