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  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
November 28, 2023 at 6:46 PM

Canada's Climate Failure: On Giving Tuesday Let’s Take Action

    Dear Friend, Today is Giving Tuesday – during the next 24 hours, people around the world will come together to participate in the world’s largest generosity movement and global day of giving! We felt this was the right day to highlight the hard work we still have ahead of us t…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
November 10, 2023 at 2:42 AM

Stand Against the NDP's Betrayal of Canada's Climate Objectives

    Dear Friend, In case you missed it, our country faced a pivotal moment this week when the New Democratic Party (NDP) chose to side with the Conservatives in voting for a motion that could severely undermine Canada's climate objectives. This decision, a betrayal of the values a…
  Jonathan Pedneault, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
October 30, 2023 at 11:25 PM

Weather the Storms Together

    Dear Friend, Nobody saw it coming. Yet we must prepare for more. In less than 24 hours, a tropical storm approaching the coast unexpectedly transformed into a devastating category 5 hurricane. Storm Otis, fueled by record-warm coastal waters, ravaged the Mexican city of Acapul…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
October 10, 2023 at 9:12 PM

Help Mike Deliver Progressive Priorities for Canadians

    Hi Friend, Recently we shared the strategic priorities for our Green MPs for the coming months in Parliament. If you haven't seen Mike Morrice's yet - here's a quick recap: We want to say thank you - through your generous support we raised nearly $28,000 of our fundraising g…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
September 29, 2023 at 11:58 PM

Let’s make a statement!

    Hi Friend, On Monday we’ll be totalling up the Green Party’s fundraising numbers to the end of September, and filing our third-quarter report to Elections Canada. Why are we telling you this? Because in a few weeks, these numbers will be published on the Elections Canada websi…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
August 19, 2023 at 5:13 PM

Help Us Stop the Liberal's Greenwashing of Gas and Oil

  Dear Friend, With so many climate calamities upon us this summer, I hope that this email finds you well and full of determination to tackle the urgent environmental issues we face. As the deputy leader of the Green Party, I am reaching out to you today to shed light on a concerning developmen…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
August 11, 2023 at 12:02 AM

Friend, Now is the Time for Green Leadership

  Dear Friend, You may be worried this summer, as some of the world swelters in unprecedented heat and other parts deal with unprecedented flooding. Will leaders ever listen? I wanted to take some time to write and tell you why I think they must listen, and what we can do about it. Recently, an…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
July 29, 2023 at 3:58 PM

We need to do more to support our communities to prepare for climate change

  Dear Friend, As a valued supporter of the Green Party of Canada, we’re writing you today because we urgently need your help. Our country is facing a climate emergency, and the recent federal adaptation strategy is woefully insufficient to support our communities to prepare for the catastrophi…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
July 27, 2023 at 7:24 PM

The Hottest Week in History: Let's Take Action Now

  Dear Friend, As someone who cares deeply about the future of our planet, I wanted to reach out to you in the wake of the astonishing surge of heat across the globe. The first week of July set records as the hottest week in history, and the situation is expected to continue to deteriorate. In …
  Jonathan Pedneault, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
July 14, 2023 at 1:16 AM

Would you wine and dine tobacco executives? Neither would we!

  Dear Friend, You wouldn’t wine and dine tobacco executives if you were leading a national campaign against lung cancer, would you?  Why, then, were our “climate-champion” Liberal friends cozying up to executives from the Royal Dutch Shell, and sending two federal ministers to praise them as “…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
June 30, 2023 at 1:19 AM

Celebrating our Historic Election Result in Québec!

  Dear Friend, Our deputy leader, Jonathan Pedneault, received a historic 13.3% of the votes in the recent by-election for the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grace--Westmount, the highest percentage our Party ever had in Quebec. Our Green campaign finished neck and neck with the NDP and Conservatives.…
  Jonathan Pedneault, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
June 13, 2023 at 10:52 PM

Urgent request for help to fight the Climate Crisis in Ottawa

  Dear Friend, I'm guessing that you have looked outside these past few days and seen that the sky was thick with smoke? Or perhaps, like my friend Andrew, you are asthmatic and suffering from the terrible air quality? In the last few days, it has been made clear that Justin Trudeau’s Liberals …
  Jonathan Pedneault, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
June 7, 2023 at 3:24 AM

The Green Party may be 40, but I’m not!

  Hi Friend, I hope you saw Elizabeth’s email yesterday! Amazing that the Green Party of Canada is older than I am. Please do join the Founders Circle. We have a lot of fun activities planned. Meanwhile, I am too busy knocking on doors in NDG-Westmount to give Elizabeth much help in fundraising…
  Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
June 5, 2023 at 7:27 PM

World Environment Day is our birthday!

  Dear Friend, Last year we chose World Environment Day – June 5th – as Giving Day for the Green Party of Canada! And you – our members and supporters – gave generously. On that day we raised over $40,000. This year, June 5, 2023, is Giving Day, World Environment Day – and it is also the birth…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
May 13, 2023 at 1:14 AM

Demand real action on climate change

  Hi Friend, From coast to coast to coast, the effects of climate change are hitting Canadians harder and harder every year. Severe storms, flooding and wildfires have devastated communities across the country. The 2021 heat dome killed over 600 British Columbians in four days.  We have known f…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
May 3, 2023 at 1:29 AM

Where were you on May 2, 2011 when we made the breakthrough?

  Euphoric Greens at Moby's Pub on Salt Spring Island react as Elizabeth is declared victorious over Conservative Cabinet member Gary Lunn. Dear Friend, 12 years ago, on May 2nd, 2011, Elizabeth May and the Green Party of Canada made history in Saanich-Gulf Islands by electing the first Gree…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
April 27, 2023 at 8:23 PM

Let’s Stop Octopus Farming in Canada - before it starts

  Hi Friend, You might not think of octopuses as sentient, loveable creatures - but did you know that they're incredibly intelligent, inquisitive, and capable of complex behaviours? Unfortunately, this hasn't stopped companies around the world from planning to farm them by the millions, and we …
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
April 22, 2023 at 8:23 PM

Happy Earth Day

  Hello Friend, Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day.  On every April 22nd, for the last 53 years, public events have been held to increase awareness of the urgent need to protect Mother Earth. Across Canada, Green Party volunteers have created local events that focus on the climate crisis. From Ne…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
March 31, 2023 at 8:10 PM

Time to make a statement

  Hi Friend, On Monday we’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 Canadians will be …
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
March 29, 2023 at 8:39 PM

Special offer- Peace by Chocolate

  Dear Friend, I hope you saw this. Who would have thought that my impulse buy of Peace by Chocolate to give US President Joe Biden would be the CBC "Moment?" Well, I want to share that moment and pass it along. My new friend Tareq Hadhad, founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, is letting me b…
  Elizabeth May · [email protected]
March 26, 2023 at 8:18 PM

How was your Earth Hour?

  Dear Friend, How was your Earth Hour??  I would love to hear any reflections on how an hour of no electricity  -- replaced with candles  -- changed your normal habits. Any change? Any chance it made you feel more generous?  Want to donate more? (wink!) Never too late! Donate Love, Elizabeth E…
  Green Party of Canada · [email protected]
March 24, 2023 at 5:17 PM

Tomorrow is Earth Hour!

  Dear Friend, Tomorrow, at the same local time globally, millions of people around the world will mark Earth Hour. Please remember to turn off all lights and TVs, etc, from 8:30 until 9:30 PM. Get your candles ready for an hour of reflection, meditation, conversation or a quiet meal. Every ye…
  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 …