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  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
March 8, 2023 at 11:12 PM

Happy International Women's Day!

  Dear Friend, Happy International Woman's Day! Celebrated since the beginning of the 20th century, March 8th has been a day to promote, value, and advance women's rights. March 8 has huge meaning for me. I had a life-changing conversation at a celebration of International Women's Day at a pub …
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
December 31, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Don’t forget, Friend

    Dear Friend, It’s your last chance to give before the new year, Friend. We’re just a few hours away from the end of 2022 – any donations received after midnight on December 31st will not be eligible for the tax credit of up to 75 percent come spring.   count me in!   Anything you can chip …
  Jonathan Pedneault, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
December 31, 2022 at 12:57 AM

In trying times, I bet on the Greens and so should you

  Hi Friend, In less than 48 hours, the New Year will be banging on our doors. It will barge in, whether we want it or not. I don’t know how it is for you, but for me, it is always a time of introspection, remembrance and reckoning. My year started horribly.  On January 1, 2022, I welcomed the …
  Mike Morrice, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
December 27, 2022 at 8:55 PM

From Yellowknife to Kitchener, we can elect Green MPs across the country

  Hi Friend, Over the holidays I spent a week in Yellowknife. And what struck me most - besides the -30C temperatures - was the potential we have to elect a Green there.  Why? Because of the similarities with Kitchener Centre, and with so many other ridings across the country. Ridings where the…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
December 24, 2022 at 3:32 AM

Your support means the world to us! A message from our Shadow Cabinet and new President

  Hi Friend, Thanks to so many generous supporters over this past year, the Green Party of Canada has already seen a positive shift. Our new President and Members of our Shadow Cabinet recently spoke about why they stepped into these roles within the party. We felt it was important you hear in …
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
December 9, 2022 at 8:14 PM

Canada’s Reckless Stonewalling at COP27 Must Not Repeat at COP15

  Hello Friend, Canada is a repeat offender. Since the Kyoto Protocol was signed – 25 years ago – Canada has met none of its global climate action commitments.  It is strange that we would now be rewarded with hosting an international conference meant to address a biodiversity crisis that stems…
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
December 3, 2022 at 1:46 AM

Our fortunes are already turning around!

  Dear Friend, Great news!! With the end of the leadership race less than two weeks ago, our fortunes are already turning around. Jonathan and I spent today in Mississauga Lakeshore with our wonderful by-election candidate Mary Kidnew. With her enthusiastic volunteers, we waved signs on the bus…
  Mike Morrice · [email protected]
November 30, 2022 at 12:49 AM

This Giving Tuesday, support Green MPs fighting for our kids' future - at home and abroad

  Hi Friend, Today is Giving Tuesday - during the next 24 hours, people around the world will come together to participate in a global day of giving. This felt like the right day to share my reflections on another global event I just attended - the COP 27 international climate talks held in Sh…
  Ian Soutar, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
November 26, 2022 at 12:45 AM

Have you read the welcome message from Elizabeth and Jonathan?

  Hi Friend, I know it's a busy time of year, but I just had to write to make sure you saw the email from our new leader and deputy leader, Elizabeth and Jonathan! They have kindly introduced me as the new President of Federal Council, and I am really excited by the huge opportunity in front of…
  Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
November 24, 2022 at 11:21 PM

A message from Elizabeth May and Jonathan Pedneault

  Dear Friend, In this first message from us both, we begin with thanks. Thanks to the wonderful volunteers across Canada who have worked long hours on party committees, in the leadership campaigns, at the Green booths at Pride celebrations, Fall fairs, and community gatherings of all kinds. Yo…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
November 20, 2022 at 5:59 AM

And the winner is......

  Hi Friend, The results are in, and after months of incredible campaigning from our six contestants, the new Leader of the Green Party of Canada has finally been chosen by our members. We want to thank everyone involved for all of the work they’ve put into making the Green Party of Canada 2022…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
November 3, 2022 at 5:32 PM

Canada's forests are being sold for firewood

  Hello Friend, Imagine for a moment that you would burn wood to make energy.  Here in the 21st century, this quaintly anachronistic notion seems ridiculous. But it’s true and it’s happening on a huge industrial scale and it is taking mountains of Canadian lumber to do it.  The company’s name i…
  Mike Morrice · [email protected]
October 21, 2022 at 10:33 PM

Striking is not enough

  Hi Friend, On Friday Sept 23, students, activists, and citizens gathered in cities across the country and around the world to demand climate action from all levels of government. While I’m inspired by those organizing around the urgency of climate change, I’m frustrated by the lack of meaning…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
September 30, 2022 at 8:45 PM

Leading the Charge!

  Hi Friend, They are calling Fiona a “post-tropical storm” but what it really represents is a new and terrifying level of climate catastrophe, and we can expect more just like it. Or worse. Much of Canada’s east coast is just starting to see the awful damage caused over the weekend.  Homes sma…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
September 23, 2022 at 6:20 PM

Unite the fight against climate change / Unissons nos forces contre les changements climatiques

**La version française suit Dear Friend, This Friday, September 23, 2022, an important day of action for the Climate is taking place all across the country. We will stand side-by-side with hundreds of striking students, organizations, and citizen groups across the country to demand immed…
  Amita Kuttner · [email protected]
September 1, 2022 at 7:47 PM

Look back at a Summer of Pride

  Dear Friend, I am delighted to tell you, I’ve had a wonderful summer. I’m reflecting on how amazing it was to be able to attend not one, but several 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride celebrations across the country this summer. It was an honour and a privilege to hear your personal stories, share mine with yo…
  Amita Kuttner · [email protected]
August 31, 2022 at 3:36 AM

Sprouting our future

  Hi Friend, I have just finished my Reconnection Tour, which was an amazing adventure that took me across the country from Windsor, ON, to Victoria, BC, to St. John’s NL. I was delighted to meet Greens across the country and encounter the diversity of who we are, the unity of our collective vi…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
August 25, 2022 at 8:22 AM

Forty years and then what?

  Hi Friend, Many consider “The Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson to be the genesis of the environmental movement. Written in 1962, it focuses on the terrifying effects of chemical pesticides that were, at the time, a large part of agriculture. Rachel Carson and her work awoke global environmenta…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
August 9, 2022 at 6:30 AM

Help us sharpen our political tools

  Dear Friend, Politics are more than what is in your heart. As Greens we all see the world the same way, and back up our beliefs with support, conversations with friends, and votes. After the last election, we surveyed Greens and got more than 3,000 replies. This tells us what you want from us…
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
June 5, 2022 at 4:27 PM

Giving Day for Canadian Greens

  Dear Friend, It is World Environment Day and Giving Day for Greens in Canada. We have held off major fundraising for the last month as we supported the Green Party of Ontario and their great campaign leading up to this week’s election. Today, June 5, is the day for a big 24-hour push. I am in…
  Paul Manly · [email protected]
June 4, 2022 at 4:29 PM

It is almost World Environment Day!

  Dear Friend, We are gearing up to tomorrow – Sunday is World Environment Day and Giving Day for the Green Party of Canada.  This is an exciting and challenging time for our party. We are launching the leadership race soon. We have so much work to do as we rebuild the federal Greens in readine…
  Mike Morrice · [email protected]
June 3, 2022 at 6:32 PM


  Hi Friend, Thanks to Greens across Ontario, with supporters from all over Canada, we did it!! We had our best results ever in my home province.  Ontario Green Leader Mike Schreiner not only held his seat of Guelph, he increased his majority to an astounding 54.5 per cent of the vote. That mir…
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 12:31 AM

Add you voice for REAL action on plastic waste

  Hi Friend, Did you see the email from Karen Farley about the loopholes in the government's proposed ban on single-use plastics (SUP)? We must send a strong message that what they are proposing is totally inadequate. Click HERE to send a letter to the Environment Minister.  You can also sign a…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
May 20, 2022 at 8:51 PM

Let’s Ban Single-Use Plastics NOW

  Dear Friend, Plastic pollution is the second greatest threat to the environment after climate change. Garbage dumps overflow with plastic waste. It pollutes rivers and washes into the ocean, forming massive islands of plastic junk, killing birds and marine life. Microplastics travel up the fo…
  Amita Kuttner · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 9:10 PM

I’m with Mike!

  Dear Friend I just wanted to add my thumbs up to yesterday’s great email from Mike Morrice. Green wins in Ontario will make a huge difference, no matter where you live in Canada! I just completed a round of town halls in Ontario and B.C. – the first two legs of my national Reconnection Tour. …
  Mike Morrice · [email protected]
May 2, 2022 at 9:50 PM

All hands on deck to elect Green MPPs in Ontario!

  Dear Friend, It has been eight months since we made history in Kitchener Centre. I’m honoured to be the first Green MP elected from Ontario. Believe me, the last eight months have been a steep learning curve! But I know our mighty Green caucus is making a big difference in Ottawa, working acr…
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 2:03 AM

It’s crunch time for my thermal coal petition

  Hello Friend, First of all, thanks so much to Pixie Hobby for writing to you yesterday about the need to ban the export of thermal coal. By the way, when I was at Sierra Club, Pixie was working as a Justice Department lawyer within Environment Canada. I am so proud she decided that, in her re…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 9:55 PM

Stop the train!!

  Hello Friend, Every day, around the clock, dozens of trains with hundreds of cars loaded with dirty thermal coal rumble through my neighborhood in Crescent Beach, B.C. They cross the border into Canada from the U.S., just 14 km away and travel to the Roberts Bank coal port another 40 km down …
  Dana Taylor · [email protected]
April 22, 2022 at 11:21 PM

Last Call! Earth Day Challenge

  Hi Friend, I hope you saw the Earth Day Challenge from Elizabeth. Paul’s email was (literally) right on the money. The response to the Earth Day Challenge has been fabulous.  Donors we have not heard from in a while are signing up again to be monthly donors at the $22 level and many of you ha…
  Paul Manly · [email protected]
April 22, 2022 at 5:21 PM

Did you read Elizabeth’s email?

  Hi Friend, It really took me back to Earth Day three years ago.  I know exactly where I was – at Elizabeth and John’s wedding. Then dashing straight from the church to Nanaimo to get back to door-to-door canvassing. We knew we had the momentum. Less than two weeks later Nanaimo-Ladysmith made…
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 5:24 PM

Earth Day Challenge!

  Dear Friend, Tomorrow is Earth Day – the 52nd year I have celebrated it. I was in grade 10 in 1970 when Earth Day was launched. And here we are 52 years later and our situation is at its most perilous. Three years: Of course, some of you may recall that Earth Day is also John’s and my wedding…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 7:35 PM

So we’re the dangerous climate radicals now

  Dear Friend, There’s something very wrong with this picture. On Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the latest in a series of increasingly alarming reports on the worsening global climate crisis. Commenting on the report’s findings, UN Secretary General Antonio G…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 10:12 PM

It’s crunch time – the Q1 donation deadline is here

  Hi Friend, A final reminder that the first-quarter filing deadline is just hours away. That means that at midnight on March 31 we close the books on Q1 and send our numbers to Elections Canada. Please act now! Chip in what you can and help us show that the Green Party is on the move. Donate W…
  Amita Kuttner · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 10:33 PM

Reconnecting is a beautiful thing

  Hello Friend, I have finished the first section of my cross-country Reconnection Tour, and it has been simply amazing! My goal is to connect with as many of you as possible and, just as importantly, to create the space for you to connect with one another. Our fantastic mobilizing team has org…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 10:06 PM

Let’s tell a comeback story

  Hi Friend, In two days I’ll be totalling up the Green Party’s fundraising numbers to the end of March and filing our first-quarter report to Elections Canada.  Why is this important? Because in a few weeks, these numbers will be published on the Elections Canada website – and people will be w…
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 9:33 PM

Cooperation doesn’t mean a blank cheque

  Dear Friend, I will never criticize cooperation across party lines. But I am so disappointed that the NDP have given Justin Trudeau a blank cheque – a promise to vote for the next four budgets – sight unseen.   We now know the next budget will include a massive increase in military spending a…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 11:02 PM

It’s time to lift people with disabilities out of poverty

  Dear Friend, One in five people in Canada has a disability and more than a million Canadians with disabilities live in poverty. People with disabilities in Canada have a higher rate of unemployment and people with severe disabilities earn less than $13,000 per year on average.  Existing suppo…
  Imre Szeman · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 1:27 AM

The window on our future is closing – will you support climate action?

  Dear Friend, It’s been a tough couple of years and a tougher few weeks. We just marked two years since the beginning of the pandemic in Canada. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has horrified people around the world. And in the middle of all this, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (…
  Amita Kuttner · [email protected]
February 5, 2022 at 1:52 AM

Let’s Ban Thermal Coal NOW

  Dear Friend, Thermal coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel out there. It’s responsible for half of total global carbon emissions – and the toxic pollution created by burning the stuff kills around 800,000 people every year. The federal government knows this. That’s why it created the Powering Past…
  Adeana Young · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM

I'm optimistic about our future!

  Hello Friend, As a past candidate and critic in the shadow cabinet, I’m thrilled to be moving forward with an eye into the future. It’s the party’s core values of climate action, social justice, and ecological thinking, I wholeheartedly support the Green Party of Canada. Living in Massett B.C…
  Devyani Singh · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Staying Green

  Hello Friend, I am writing this email as someone who has been actively involved with the Greens at all levels of government: federal, provincial and municipal. Federally, I am the critic for green recovery, climate and environment, and candidate in Quadra 2021; provincially I am the Vancouver…
  Dana Taylor · [email protected]
January 1, 2022 at 2:01 AM

Last chance to give.

  Hi Friend, Did you happen to see Amita’s message this morning? It was an optimistic one about the Green Party moving forward. And the future of the GPC is most promising. But we can’t do it without you. We've raised nearly $200,000 this month alone. That’s amazing. The generosity of hundreds…
  Amita Kuttner · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 5:52 PM

Looking Forward to 2022!

  Dear Friend, As we finish 2021 and look toward 2022, I’m optimistic about our future. Leaning into the challenges of the past and accepting lessons learned, the Green Party is ready to move forward. It is time to come together to work toward a sustainable and healthy Canada and a flourishing …
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 7:39 PM

Let's rebuild together.

  Dear Friend, December 30 and I am experiencing déjà vu. Didn’t I feel just this way one year ago? “Thank goodness this awful year is over! 2021 will be so much better!” NOT.   Not for family members wanting reunions. COVID still stalks our gatherings. Not for Canadians wanting parliamentarian…
  Paul Manly · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 6:46 PM

My political home.

    Hi Friend, The Green Party is my political home.   I grew up in a politically active family. Social justice and protecting the environment are core values for me. Alleviating poverty and suffering. Standing in solidarity with those who are oppressed. Ensuring that the environment we all dep…
  John Chenery · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 12:45 AM

Your support means the world!

  Hi Friend, Thanks to so many generous supporters over this past year, the Green Party of Canada has already seen a shift. And with 2021 almost at its end, we look to 2022 with optimism for the success that it will bring. We're looking forward to working with you and to being your Green voice …
  Amita Kuttner · [email protected]
December 28, 2021 at 4:11 PM

A Better Future for all Canadians

  Dear Friend, At the heart of the party's core values is a deep belief that humans have a responsibility to preserve and protect the natural world. We hold closely to the philosophy that life on this planet is interconnected. Coming off the year when Canada experienced extreme heat waves, deva…
  Mike Morrice · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 6:34 PM

A Message from Mike Morrice

  Dear Friend, I’m writing this email on a Wednesday as I wrap my first three weeks in Parliament alongside Elizabeth.    On my first day in Ottawa, someone made a comment to me that has come back to me many times. Upon being introduced to another MP, they said: “I’m glad you’re here. Greens ar…
  Rana Zaman · [email protected]
December 14, 2021 at 6:35 PM

I hope I can count on you!

  Dear Fellow Greens, As a member, supporter and one who cares deeply about a healthy planet and a prosperous Canada, please join me and thousands of other members in supporting the Green Party. As you have heard, the party is moving forward. But we need your help. And we need it now. As you kn…
  Mackenzie Kerr, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
December 9, 2021 at 6:33 PM

Let's Go Greens!

  Hello Friend, As a past candidate and Green Party member for four years, I’m excited about working together to move our party forward. The party’s strong commitment to core values – fighting climate change, creating a sustainable economy and good jobs, strengthening Canada’s social safety net…