Understanding Different Green Parties
Under Canada’s Constitution governing power is divided between the federal government (Parliament) and the provincial Legislatures. The Constitution also lays out the division of powers with respect to areas of law that Parliament and provincial legislatures have the jurisdiction to legislate.
The Green Party of Manitoba seeks to elect members to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba the governing body of the Province of Manitoba, and generally comments on affairs that are within Manitoba provincial jurisdiction to address. Whereas, the Green Party of Canada seeks to elect (and has elected) members to the Parliament of Canada, and generally comments on affairs that are within federal jurisdiction to address.
The Green Party of Manitoba and the Green Party of Canada do cooperate on issues of mutual concerns when appropriate as there is overlap in members, values, and supporters, but they are completely separate organizations.
Each party has its own governing council that is elected by the separate memberships of each party. Purchasing a membership in the Green Party of Manitoba does not mean you are automatically entitled to a membership in the Green Party of Canada and vice-versa.
The Green Party of Canada can be contacted here.
The Green Party of Mantoba can be contacted here.
Most other provinces also have a provincial Green Party.
Green parties exist in most countries around the world.
The Global Greens is a partnership of the world’s Green parties and political movements, working cooperatively to implement the Global Greens Charter.