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Elizabeth May becomes first Green elected as MP in Canada

from Green Party Watch
In May 2 Federal Elections in Canada, Elizabeth May became the first Green Party candidate elected as a Member of Parliament

Elizabeth May, 56, has been the leader of the Green Party of Canada since 2006, vowing to raise the Green Party’s profile in Canada, particularly in the nationally televised debates.

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Green Party of Canada: Attack of the Attack Ads

Peter Tretter at Green Party Watch:

So the Green Party of Canada has been in the media lately lamenting attack ads and how they affect democracy. Today the party came out with its own attack ad — attacking attack ads, LOL. Check it out:

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Canadian Green Party News

Peter Tretter has a Canadian roundup at Green Party Watch:

* Federal Leader Elizabeth May’s election office in Saanich got driven into by a truck! She is also saying that US-style attack ads hurt democracy.

* Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner recently announced his shadow cabinet in prepation of a provincial election to occur October 6th, 2011.… Read more ...

Newsweek story features Green Party women leaders: Renate Künast, Wangari Maathai, and Elizabeth May

Thanks to Green Party Watch for the tip. At GPW, there are excerpts about the three, green women mentioned in the story.

At Newsweek, there is a story with title and tag-lines: “Empowering Women and Saving the Environment. Mothering the Earth. Grassroots activists are showing women how to clean up the environment while empowering themselves.”… Read more ...

Canadian Green Party condemns extradition of marijuana activist to US

From the Green Party of Canada by way of Green party Watch:

OTTAWA — Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson yesterday confirmed that marijuana activist Marc Emery will be extradited to the United States, a move that the Green Party of Canada condemns. The decision was made shortly after Marc Emery turned himself in to the authorities as his bail expired May 10, 2010.… Read more ...

In Copenhagen: Global Greens forum to address global warming

As posted at onthewilderside.com

Global Greens forum on December 13 to address global warming during UN Copenhagen Climate Conference

Green Party leaders from around the world–including Wangari Maathai, José Bové and Elizabeth May–to participate; US Greens challenge Obama to stop appeasing corporate polluters and peddling inadequate measures.

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders from every corner of the globe will participate in a public forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday, December 13, during the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Conference.… Read more ...

Canadian Green leader protests detention of Amy Goodman, an American journalist

Amy Goodman is the co-host and producer of Democracy Now!, which originated out of WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City, and is now a part of the wider, Pacifica Radio community. Amy Goodman is notable as a journalist who has been willing to interview independent and third party candidates such as Ralph Nader.… Read more ...

Magazine article on whether Canadian Greens can appeal to Libertarians

Thanks to Ballot Access News for the tip…

(excerpt from) The Western Standard
Elizabeth May stands firm on marijuana legalization and opposition to mandatory minimums
posted by Matthew Johnston / Saturday, July 04, 2009

What does the Green Party have to offer libertarian voters? That’s the question I had in mind when I attended a wine and cheese fundraiser for Elizabeth May [Canadian Green Party Leader] in Calgary on Thursday…

…May answered without hesitation in support of reforming Canada’s drug laws.

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Canadian Green Party leader Elizabeth May launches new political book

(excerpt from) The Star

May’s book calls Harper ‘a cheater’
Green leader says PM had cheat sheet for debate, accuses Layton of sabotaging climate-change talks
Joanna Smith / Apr 14, 2009 04:30 AM

…[Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth] May paints a bleak picture in Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy, published yesterday, which contains little of the insider gossip often found in books written by politicians, but reads like a primer on the big political stories of the past few years.

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