Author Archives: Paul Graham

Greens launch election campaign with plan to reduce poverty by half

 Winnipeg, March 16, 2016: Today, leader James Beddome launched the Green election campaign with the announcement of a costed, Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) plan. “We’ve done the math,” said Beddome. “We can deliver $6300 a year to Manitobans through the income tax system and gradually reduce the need for welfare. The $1.4 billion cost of the program would be covered ... Read More »

Green Party of Manitoba Shut out of CJOB Radio Debate

March 12, 2016, WINNIPEG. Green leader James Beddome has been excluded from participating in Monday’s political leaders debate on CJOB Radio. The debate includes the leaders of the NDP, Conservative and Liberal Parties but organizers have refused to include the Greens. “Greens are a growing democratic force in Canada,” said James Beddome, Leader of the Green Party of Manitoba. “It ... Read More »

The Green Party’s Climate Action Plan for Manitoba

Speaking at a news conference today, Manitoba Green Party Leader James Beddome and Green Conservation and Water Stewardship Critic David Nickarz introduced a Green Climate Action Plan for Manitoba. The Green Action Plan focuses on taxation, transportation, building practices and agricultural reform. Carbon tax and dividend The Greens propose a sufficiently high fee on greenhouse gas pollution, or carbon tax, ... Read More »

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 »