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Green

 

Green Party of Canada

 

 

 

 

The Green Party’s Vision overview

 

The Green Economy.

To help Canada’s economics improve and not get worse from recession. They believe the way to do this is to shift to a low-carbon economy. They will try to commercialize low carbon technologies like: alternate fuels, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

 

Averting Climate Catastrophe.

They would like to implement policies that make it possible to meet the greenhouse gas emissions targets to which they commit to, and ensure they have the resources to do so. They want to provide technology and financing necessary to help developing countries achieve their emissions targets. They believe: “We are risking the ability of the human race to survive.”

 

Preserving and restoring the environment.

They believe our natural environment is the source of our wealth and our health. Canada’s forests, water, soil and energy resources fuel our economy. However, if we treat our environment like a business in liquidation, those resources and our economy will suffer. The lack of federal regulation, monitoring, and action has made Canada one of the world’s biggest and most tragic offenders against the environment.  They want to correct the perception that economic success is dependent on growth and build understanding of the benefits of a steady-state economy (non-boom/bust economy).

 

People.

They believe the fast and stressful pace of society causes lower quality of life, homelessness, mental health issues, and drug addiction. They believe there should be more leisure time spent with family, safe communities where people volunteer regularly.

 

The planet needs Canada and vice versa.

The United Nations General Assembly vote to deny Canada its traditional rotation on the Security Council should be a wake-up call that we are losing our reputation in the world. They believe the agenda set out in their “Vision Green” would restore Canada to its historic role as respected global citizen.

 

Good Government.

Our parliament should be a model of statesmanship and cooperation, working for the good of all Canadians. It should deal creatively and constructively with issues and spend taxpayers’ money prudently. Canadians should be proud of their government and trust that it is acting in their best interests.

 

Leader: Elizabeth May

 

Political Position: Centre-left

 

 

Beliefs contrary to the Bible

 

-          Support abortion

“Oppose any possible government move to diminish the right of a woman to a safe, legal abortion. We fully support a woman’s right to choose. We will also expand programs in reproductive rights and education to avoid unwanted pregnancies, and expand supports for low income mothers. “- Page 67

 

-          Support Homosexuality

-          Might consider the Bible hate literature

 

“Canadians believe in freedom from discrimination. This includes people having the right to live their lives without being discriminated against for their race, creed, ethnic background, political beliefs or sexual orientation. A majority of Canadians applaud the fact that Canada was one of the first countries to sanction same sex marriage. Existing legislation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms do prohibit discrimination. However, we must be vigilant to ensure these laws are respected in practice and delivery. In 1996 the Green Party of Canada became the first federal party to officially support the inclusion of same sex couples in civil marriage, and we are pleased that this issue is now settled. However, much prejudice and discrimination remains,

and transgendered people are rarely even considered when laws and public policies are created. Our vision is of a world free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, a world in which difference is accepted and even celebrated.

Green Party MPs will:

Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to explicitly include gender identity and gender expression as protected grounds of discrimination.

Amend the Criminal Code to include gender identity and gender expression in the hate sentencing and hate propaganda provisions.

Repeal s.159 of the Criminal Code.

Support public education to end prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

End the targeting by Canada Customs of LGBT bookstores and other LGBT businesses.

Ensure Canada advocates internationally for an end to state sanctioned discrimination and violence against LGBT people.”

(4.9.4 Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights)

 

Gun Law

 

“The Green Party will keep the long gun registry, but reduce the paperwork and bureaucratic burden for rural use, and for hunters and marksmen with no criminal history.”

“Provide increased support for Integrated Border Enforcement Teams made up of officers from the RCMP, Canada Border Services, U.S. Customs and the U.S. Coast Guard in their gathering of intelligence and arresting of gun smugglers.”

(4.1.1.6 Access to justice)

 

Foreign Affairs

 

“Promote the democratic reform of the UN Security Council to include more balance in north – south representation, elimination of bias in the treatment of, for example, Israel by the General Assembly, and ending the use of vetoes.”

 

(5.5 Reform the United Nations)

 

https://www.greenparty.ca/blogs/8989/2009-01-18/green-party-platform-israel

 

 

Comments:

 

Their focus is environment based but when it comes to moral issues, they are very liberal in their thinking.

 

Principles

 

Vision Green:

 

https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/greenparty.ca/files/attachments/vision_green_en.pdf

 

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