Tag Archives: James Beddome

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 »

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 »

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 »

Beddome: “When you vote Green, we all win!”

Addressing a standing room only crowd at the Disability Matters Election Forum, Green Leader James Beddome urged the audience to vote for a “new voice and real solutions” on April 19th. “You’re going to have people try to scare you, trying to fear-monger you that you shouldn’t vote Green. Well I would say this: Green is the strategic vote if ... Read More »

Smells Like Green Spirit

Winnipeg, April 1, 2016 — “Politics in Manitoba are stuck in the 1990s, even as this election takes us to 2020. So, in the spirit of April Fool’s Day we are releasing a remake of the classic 1991 Nirvana song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’,” says Green Party of Manitoba Leader James Beddome. The parody entitled “Smells Like Green Spirit” was ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »