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Regional Training Session

Are you free on Monday, February 9th?

If so, I hope that you will join our Ontario Organizing team and the Kitchener Centre Greens for an exciting evening of training and campaign discussions to help prepare us for the upcoming federal election.

WHAT: Green Party of Canada Regional Training Session

WHEN: Monday, February 9th, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WHERE: Rockway Center, 1405 King St. East, Kitchener, ON

 

We’re inviting Greens from across the region to come and partake in an informative and engaging set of training sessions hosted by the GPC organizing team, and some of our most seasoned local campaigners!

 

Our agenda for the evening will follow the below plan:

7:30 PM - Introductions

7:45 PM - “Canvassing 101” presented by GPC Organizer, Matt Chisholm

8:15 PM - “GPC Nominations Process 2015” presented by GPC Organizer, Jonathan Halasz

8:45 PM - Your Choice of 3 Facilitated Workshops:

  • “Campaign Management” - facilitated by Matthew Piggott, GPC Campaign Manager and Executive member of the Kitchener Centre Greens
  • “Visioning Session for Regional Greens” - facilitated by Stacey Danckert, PhD research scientist, and GPO candidate for Kitchener-Waterloo in 2012 & 2014
  • “Speech and Campaign Messaging” - facilitated by Matthew Casselman, local debate champion, environmental steward, and community leader

9:15 PM - Announcements & Wrap-Up


We will be holding a “Green Raising” fundraiser and silent auction to help us build our campaign budget. Light refreshments will be provided on site.

For more information on this event, please email Jonathan (jonathan.halasz@greenparty.ca) or the Kitchener Centre Greens (kitchener_centre@greenparty.ca).

Harper government's decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol

The Green Party of Canada is appalled by the Harper government's decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol. "It is extremely shocking that Canada has chosen to withdraw just days after the conclusion of the Durban negotiations," said Green Leader Elizabeth May, who was in Durban for COP17. "It is simply outrageous disinformation that there is a $14 billion cost to staying in Kyoto. Staying in the Kyoto Protocol will not cost us a cent. What will cost billions is if we do nothing to address climate change."

Rally for Democracy

Come out to support Elizabeth May speak in Waterloo at Cathy MacLellan campaign office!When: Sunday, April 10, 3:30 pmWhere: Cathy's campaign office            10 Regina St. North, Waterloo            (old Gen X video store)

Campaign Kick-Off

A great crowd turned out to kickoff Byron's campaign as Green Party Kitchener-Centre candidate for the 2011 general federal election. 

Byron gave a great talk on the vision of the Green Party, how we have an obligation to take into account future generations and not just plan for today, that all issues are environmental issues.  We should not accept the status quo and choose between the lesser of two evils, that it is time to vote Green.

Green Party calls for common ground on high speed rail

SIDNEY, B.C. - The Green Party of Canada has released its second policy proposal in its challenge to all parties to go positive and find common ground in an effort to keep voters engaged.

“We are calling on all parties to agree that Canada will benefit environmentally, socially and economically from investing in high-speed rail on major corridors across the country.  Fewer voters will stay at home on election day because they feel disgusted with the whole political process if we can show them some cooperation between parties,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May.
 

First Green Premier Elected in Germany

OTTAWA - State elections today in Germany saw the Green Party win almost a quarter of the popular vote, coming in just ahead of the Social Democrats in Baden-Württemberg. The two parties will together form a State government, with Winfried Kretschmann becoming the first Green Premier in world history.

Leaders Debates

The Old Boys’ Club is at it again. Elizabeth May has been denied entry into the televised leaders’ debates.

Since the decision all major party leader's have either said they would like her in the debate or are not against the idea.

What kind of democracy excludes a party with the support of one million of its citizens? What kind of democracy allows a handful of TV executives to decide that a party that only runs candidates in one province has more right to be in a national leaders’ debate than a party with candidates in every riding?

In the last election, your voices won Elizabeth her rightful place in the debates. We can’t believe that we have to ask you to rally on her behalf yet again. But we do.

  1. Visit http://demanddemocraticdebates.ca to sign our petition, donate, and more!
  2. Vote in CBC’s poll on whether Elizabeth should be invited to the leaders’ debates
  3. Sign the Petition at demanddemocraticdebates.ca (which is endorsed by the Green Party of Canada).
  4. Email the consortium members CBC, CTV, Global, TVA and Radio Canada.
    1. CTV: programming@ctv.ca
    2. CBC: ombudsman@cbc.ca
    3. Global TV: viewercontact.globalnational@globaltv.com
    4. TVA: info@tva.ca
    5. Radio Canada: ombudsman@radio-canada.ca
  5. Send emails to:
    1. Stephen Harper pm@pm.gc.ca,
    2. Jack Layton Layton.J@parl.gc.ca,
    3. Michael Ignatieff Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca and
    4. Gilles Duceppe Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca

    Tell them to press the networks to include Elizabeth May.

  6. Visit the Facebook pages of the party leaders, and write on their walls that you want them to demand Elizabeth May be in the debates.
  7. Tweet your outrage! Use the hashtag #EMayIn.
  8. Post about this on Facebook.
  9. Tell your friends and family!

Why your vote DOES count! - Misconceptions about voting

Voting for the Green Party of Canada would be throwing your vote.
One vote out of tens of thousands won’t make a difference.

These are misconceptions and couldn’t be further from the truth. There is no better way to show support for any politician than at the polls. Our member of parliament, Stephen Woodworth won his seat by only 339 votes, which translates into only 2 votes per poll. 2 votes, that’s it! Even closer was the Kitchener Waterloo riding that won by only 17 votes!

Attack Ads

In recent elections (and in between elections) the number of attack ads shown in Canadian media has increased. Many people decry their existence and claim that they hurt the Canadian election process.

Why then are they used? Unfortunately, because they work.

Security Policy Rationale; Why the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter?

The Conservative government’s announcement to purchase the controversial F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is again making news. A recent incident calling for the scrambling of Canadian CF-18 fighter planes to escort a cargo plane carrying suspicious packages through Canadian airspace has rehashed the debate surrounding the need for Canada to update its’ fleet. The refurbished CF-18s will near the end of lifespan beginning in 2017. The question of the purchase of new aircraft is not so much if we should buy fighter jets, but which fighter jets we should buy?

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