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Green Party in Canada continues to grow

Green Party in Canada continues to grow

National Convention in British Columbia takes a look at why By Mike Feinstein, member, GPUS International Committee How did the Canadian Green Party win its first election to the House of Commons? Will it win more seats? What are the chances to overthrow Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government? Can Canadian Greens learn from elected Greens around the world? These and other questions highlighted the recent Green Party of Canada bi-annual convention August 17-19, held six years after Elizabeth May…

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Elizabeth May and the Canadian Greens Make History

Elizabeth May and the Canadian Greens Make History

by Camille Labchuk, Green Party of Canada Federal Councillor and former Press Secretary to Elizabeth May and Jordy Gold, Elizabeth May Deputy Campaign Manager On May 2, British Columbians made history by electing Elizabeth May the first elected Green Member of Can­a­dian Parliament, ousting a 14-year incumbent and sitting cabinet minister in the Conservative Party government. May joins the ranks of a small, but growing, number of Green politicians who have broken through and won at the national level under…

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Greens are winning more federal and state winner-take-all elections worldwide

Greens are winning more federal and state winner-take-all elections worldwide

by Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California and member of the International Committee of the Green Party of the United States Most Greens elected on the federal or state level around the world have been elected in multi-seat districts through systems of proportional representation.  However, the recent election from single-seat districts of Elizabeth May to the Canadian House of Commons (May 2011) and Caroline Lucas to the British House of Commons (June 2010) raise questions as to whether this is…

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