Category: Campaign Newsletter

What leadership means
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What leadership means

As I’ve been campaigning across BC in the past ten days, in public parks and on Zoom calls, I am hearing from Greens that our party needs a unique kind of leadership.  1. Unity: We need a leader who can pull together the other leadership candidates, build a team of rivals, and generate a positive, winning...

Campaigning the Green Way
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Campaigning the Green Way

Guest blog by Eric Sizer, Campaign Manager Hi, I’m Eric Sizer, David Merner’s campaign manager. The Green Party leadership contest has been a tremendous experience so far for everyone on David’s campaign team. Greens from all across the country and from all walks of life are joining David’s campaign because they can see he has...

Spotlight on youth engagement!
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Spotlight on youth engagement!

With six weeks left, our campaign is ramping up. I am meeting Greens across Canada who are sharing their hopes and dreams for our party and our country.  Grassroots Greens are volunteering and this past Wednesday, we celebrated International Youth Day. To honour the amazing contributions of young people on our campaign, this newsletter highlights...

WORKING TOGETHER WITH CANADA’S FIRST NATIONS
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WORKING TOGETHER WITH CANADA’S FIRST NATIONS

This past weekend, I met with  Chief George Quocksister Jr., a hereditary chief of the Laichkwiltach Nation . We were masked, because of the pandemic, when we spoke on the steps of the BC legislature about the urgent need to protect BC salmon stocks, take industrial fish farms out of the water, and save our southern resident...

WE Charity Controversy: a reminder of the importance of Green values and principles
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WE Charity Controversy: a reminder of the importance of Green values and principles

I joined the Green Party because of its commitment to transparency, accountability, and ethics. Our commitment to evidence-based decision-making, participatory democracy, cooperation, and positive politics are hugely important. These values bind Greens together, in our leadership race, across Canada, and around the world. These values are especially important as the Ethics Commissioner launches another conflict...

Thank you for volunteering!
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Thank you for volunteering!

Thank you for volunteering!   Many of you have volunteered for years for the Green Party and other great causes. Thank you for your service to our communities, our country, and our planet!    I’ve been fortunate enough to volunteer on many federal, provincial, and municipal campaigns, for environmental organizations like The Land Conservancy of BC and Habitat...

Transforming Canada: A Human Rights Story
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Transforming Canada: A Human Rights Story

Human rights and Indigenous rights have been a big part of my professional career. For four years I led the development of human rights policy and operations at the BC Ministry of Attorney General.  There, my team transformed the delivery of human rights services in British Columbia and launched a new BC Human Rights Commission....

Using Green Party values to guide our decisions and actions
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Using Green Party values to guide our decisions and actions

During the listening part of my leadership campaign, I have heard a number of great ideas and interesting stories from Green Party members all across the country. One of those stories comes from the 2007 Ontario provincial election. I’ll let James O’Grady, the Director of Campaign Communications for the Green Party of Ontario in 2007,...

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