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For action on poverty, vote Green

March 23, 2016: In his concluding remarks at the Make Poverty History election forum, Green Party leader James Beddome explained how electing Greens would strengthen the struggle against poverty. To watch the entire debate, go here. To learn about the Green plan for a guaranteed annual income, go here. Read More »

Green Party would stop the Energy East pipeline and help Manitoba families save on their energy bills

Winnipeg, March 23, 2016 – Green Party of Manitoba Energy advocate for Conservation and Water Stewardship, David Nickarz, says that a Green government would reject all projects associated with construction of the proposed Energy East pipeline. The Green Party of Manitoba (GPM) thinks that Manitoba Hydro would help Manitobans more by investing in energy retrofitting and development of solar production, ... Read More »

Greens pledge to reduce green house gas emissions while growing the economy and creating jobs

Winnipeg, March 21, 2016: A Green government would introduce a comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan to reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions and create thousands of jobs, said Green Party leader James Beddome. “We propose to spend $166 million per year on measures that will reduce GHG emissions and stimulate the economy,” Beddome said. “Uncontrolled climate change threatens our very ... Read More »

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 »

2015 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 21st

Manitoba Green Party Annual Convention 2015 JOIN US on Saturday November 21, 2015 for the Annual Convention of the Manitoba Greens. WHERE:  Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion street. Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0T1 WHEN:   Registration at 8:30 am, meeting starts at 9:00 am. HOW MUCH:  $30 for admission, includes a catered brunch and snacks with vegan option.  Please give advance notice of ... 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 »