Reflections on the Green Party breakthrough in PEI

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...
Beddome: Manitoba’s Climate Plan needs improvement

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...
Green Party of Manitoba calls for free public transit

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...
Conservative Throne Speech disappoints

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...
Vote Green (you know you want to)

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...
Manitoba NDP Climate Change Failures

Manitoba NDP Climate Change Failures

Not only has the Manitoba NDP Government failed consistently to meet its own carbon emissions targets, it has actually made things worse on the environmental front. Greens James Beddome and Dave Nickarz explain...
Manitoba Greens unveil Platform 2016

Manitoba Greens unveil Platform 2016

Winnipeg, April 5, 2016 – Manitoba Green Party leader James Beddome unveiled his party’s platform, one which he said would support economic growth, poverty eradication and sustainable environmental practices. “In this election we are offering the people of...
Beddome: “When you vote Green, we all win!”

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...
Smells Like Green Spirit

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...
Greens will ban mining and logging in provincial parks

Greens will ban mining and logging in provincial parks

Dauphin, March 31, 2016 — “A Green government would ban mining and logging in provincial parks,” said deputy Green leader Kate Storey, who is contesting the provincial election in Dauphin constituency. “Our parks were created to preserve biodiversity and provide...
Greens Pledge to Eliminate the Education Property Tax

Greens Pledge to Eliminate the Education Property Tax

Winnipeg, March 30, 2016 – A Green government would eliminate the education property tax, says James Beddome, leader of the Green Party of Manitoba. “The current system for funding education creates severe inequities, both for students and for property taxpayers,”...
For action on poverty, vote Green

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...
Green Party of Manitoba Shut out of CJOB Radio Debate

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...
The Green Party’s Climate Action Plan for Manitoba

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...
Policy highlights of Green Party AGM 2015

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...
How to pay for a guaranteed annual income

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...
Andrew Park says “Stop Bill C-51”

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,...
In Memoriam: Vere Scott  1942 – 2015

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...
Why we march against Monsanto

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...
Provincial Budget Fails Manitobans

Provincial Budget Fails Manitobans

by James Beddome, Leader, Green Party of Manitoba Building a sustainable Manitoba requires a provincial budget that taxes things we do not want, like pollution, and removes taxes on things that we do want, such as job creation. This budget fails in both respects. This...
Beddome: The NDP done very little about poverty

Beddome: The NDP done very little about poverty

Winnipeg, April 23, 2015: Green Party of Manitoba Leader James Beddome took part in today’s Make Poverty History Rally at the Manitoba Legislature and spoke about some of the measures the provincial government must do to prove it is serious about reducing...
Energy East – Our risk, their reward

Energy East – Our risk, their reward

The Energy East pipeline is being pushed onto the people of Manitoba in spite of growing concerns. The project will see millions of litres a day of diluted tar sands bitumen pushed through an aging pipeline, all the way to Canada’s east coast where 75% of it...
Andrew Park: Bill C-51 must not pass

Andrew Park: Bill C-51 must not pass

Winnipeg, March 14, 2015: Andrew Park, Green Party of Canada candidate for Winnipeg South Centre, spoke to a crowd of about a thousand people who rallied at Winnipeg City Hall to express opposition to Bill C-51, the so-called The Anti-Terrorism Act that Stephen...