Author Archives: Paul Graham

Policy highlights of Green Party AGM 2015

Green Party members demonstrated at November’s annual general meeting that Greens lead the way on justice and sustainability. Members approved policies on everything from guaranteed basic income, investment in green infrastructure, a carbon tax, revamped child protection policies, simple and effective flood protection measures. “Enthusiastic and researched-based policy discussions give Greens the foundation for an innovative, forward-thinking platform for Manitoba’s ... Read More »

Green Party of Manitoba Leader James Beddome to run in Fort Garry-Riverview in 2016

Green Party of Manitoba leader James Beddome will seek election in next year’s provincial general election in Fort Garry-Riverview. “Fort Garry-Riverview is one of the greenest ridings in Manitoba,” said Beddome. “It is home to numerous organizations, small businesses, and social entrepreneurs who are working to build a healthy, sustainable community. I look forward to working with them to bring ... Read More »

How to pay for a guaranteed annual income

by Harvey Stevens In “Time for guaranteed annual income“ (Aug. 11, 2015), Noralou Roos and Evelyn Forget made the case for eliminating poverty and reducing health-care costs by introducing a national guaranteed annual income. They estimated a bare-bones program would cost $17 billion and a Cadillac version $58 billion. In either case, the net cost would be lower, once additional tax revenues ... Read More »

Green Party of Manitoba urges Province to resist pressure to approve Energy East Pipeline

Winnipeg, July 13, 2015 – Green Party of Manitoba Energy advocate for Conservation and Water Stewardship, David Nickarz, has called on the Manitoba Government to reject all projects associated with construction of the proposed Energy East pipeline. According to the Globe and Mail, a draft Canadian Energy Strategy, which is to be finalized at a premier’s conference in St. John’s ... Read More »

Andrew Park says “Stop Bill C-51”

Winnipeg, May 30, 2015: Green Party of Canada candidate for Winnipeg South Centre Andrew Park spoke at the Winnipeg rally against Bill C-51, the federal government’s proposed “anti-terrorism” legislation, which would give police much broader powers, allow them to detain people on the suspicion that they might commit a crime, and give new powers to Canada’s spy agency to violate ... Read More »

“Finish the job, proclaim the Child Protection law,” says Woodstock

Winnipeg, June 1, 2015: Green Party of Manitoba Family Services Advocate Don Woodstock says the NDP Government should proclaim the law requiring mandatory reporting of critical incidents involving children in care that it passed nearly a year ago. The Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Critical Incident Reporting) was passed in June, 2014, but has never been proclaimed. This law ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Vere Scott  1942 – 2015

by Drew Fenwick, President, Green Party of Manitoba It is with a heavy heart that I inform Party members of the passing of our dear friend and fellow green, Vere Scott. A long time member of the Green Party of Manitoba, Vere was active on the policy committee and was a candidate for the Greens in several elections. Vere advocated ... Read More »

Why we march against Monsanto

  By Kate Storey We are marching against Monsanto today because we care about the food we eat. We’re marching against Monsanto because it is forcing genetically engineered food on us. We don’t want GMO and we don’t want pesticides in our food. We want to get Monsanto out of our food. There is no reason to have genetically modified ... Read More »