Author Archives: Paul Graham

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 »

James Beddome reconfirmed as Manitoba Green Party Leader

Nov. 26, 2016: Some of the members of the GMPs new Council. Front Row (l-r): Pamela Samford, Brenda Forman, James Peters. Back row (l-r): Michael Cardillo, David Nickarz, James Beddome, Dirk Hoeppner, John Redekopp

Winnipeg, (Nov. 27, 2016) – The leadership of James Beddome was unanimously reconfirmed by Green Party of Manitoba members yesterday at their annual general meeting. The election saw some new faces added to the party’s governing Council and the retirement of others. “I’m very optimistic about the Green Party’s future in Manitoba,” Beddome said. “We came out of last year’s ... Read More »

Poverty or Environmental Protection Not On Pallister’s Agenda Says Green Leader

The Pallister Government’s first budget fails to make either poverty reduction or environmental protection a priority, says Green Party of Manitoba Leader James Beddome. “During the last televised leaders’ debate Mr. Pallister stated that he wanted to address the issues of poverty effectively. Yet the poverty reduction measures announced in today’s budget, such as the increase in the personal basic ... Read More »

Vote Green (you know you want to)

It’s Election Day in Manitoba on April 19th. The Green Party of Manitoba is running 30 candidates this time and we are confident that growing numbers of Manitobans will support our platform and our candidates. Will you join them? Read More »

Green Party: “Protect Whitemud Watershed Wildlife Management Area from the Energy East pipeline”

Winnipeg, April 14, 2016: “The Green Party urges the next government of Manitoba to uphold the law and protect the Whitemud Watershed Wildlife Management Area from the proposed Energy East pipeline,”  said David Nickarz, Green Party of Manitoba critic for Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship. Research by the Manitoba Chapter of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee has uncovered a legal ... Read More »

Greens in 3rd place, ahead of Liberals, according to post-debate poll

Asked who they will vote for, respondents to last night’s Mainstreet/Postmedia Survey put the Green Party of Manitoba into third place. Responses were as follows: PC 47 % NDP 23 % Green Party 8 % Liberal Party 5 % Undecided 17 % Green Leader James Beddome was the only participant to receive a net favourable rating from viewers (that is, more favourable ratings than ... Read More »