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Encyclopedia > Green Party of Manitoba
Green Party of Manitoba
Image:gaillardia-button.gif
Active Provincial Party
Founded November 11, 1998
Leader Andrew Basham
President Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Headquarters Box 26023, RPO Maryland
Winnipeg, MB R3G 3R3

202 - 180 Market Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 0P7
Political ideology Green
International alignment None
Colours Green
Website http://www.greenparty.mb.ca/

The Green Party of Manitoba is a provincial political party in Manitoba, Canada, founded on November 11, 1998. The party is legally autonomous from the Green Party of Canada, though for several years many of its members also belonged to the Green Party of Canada in Manitoba, a federal organization established in 1996. (The two organizations were separated in May 2005.) The GPM was the most successful of Manitoba's smaller parties in the provincial election of 2003. Image File history File links Gaillardia-button. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Andrew Basham is a young politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Green politics or Green ideology is the ideology of the Green Parties, mainly informed by environmentalism, ecosophy and sustainable economics and aimed at developing a sustainable society. ... Leafy green fountain in Wattens, Austria. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Green Party of Canada is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983. ... The June 3, 2003 provincial election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which won 35 seats out of 57. ...

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History

The GPM is not the first "Green Party" in Manitoba history. Former New Democrat Nick Ternette established a "Green Party" in Winnipeg in 1989, and fielded candidates under its banner in that year's municipal elections. Ternette was from the left-wing of the NDP, and opposed the party's centrist direction in the 1980s. His "Green Party" supported several progressive and environmental causes, and was further to the left than is the current GPM. None of its candidates were elected, and the party never ran candidates at the provincial level. Ternette is not affiliated with the GPM, although neither has he opposed it. The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Nick Ternette is a politician and political activist in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The current party was established by Winnipeg electoral reform activist Chris Billows in November 1998, with the assistance of the Green Party of Canada. Billows, Eymond Toupin, and future provincial leader Markus Buchart hosted the Green Party of Canada's national convention in Winnipeg in August 1998. The Green Party of Manitoba fielded six candidates in the 1999 provincial election, none of whom were elected. ... Markus Buchart is a Manitoba politician. ...


Policies

The GPM's policies are generally progressive. The party is primarily focused on environmental issues, and promotes the conservation of land and non-renewable natural resources. It has expressed concern about "urban sprawl" in Winnipeg's suburbs, has called for reform in Manitoba's commercial hog sector, and generally supports the rights of small farming interests over corporations.


The GPM also favours liberal positions on social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage, and promotes accessible public health care with emphasis on healthy lifestyles and illness prevention. International recognition Civil unions and domestic partnerships Recognized in some regions Unregistered co-habitation Recognition debated Civil unions legal, same-sex marriage debated See also Same-sex marriage Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term...


The party is not primarily focused on labour issues, but supports the extension of labour protection laws to farmworkers, and a reduction of Manitoba's standard work week from 40 to 32 hours. It has also endorsed full employment, and has criticized Gary Doer's NDP government for not reversing welfare cutbacks enacted by the previous Tory government of Gary Filmon. Gary Albert Doer, MLA (March 31, 1948) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Honourable Gary Albert Filmon, PC, P.Eng. ...


It is not clear what position the GPM holds on tax reform. At the federal level and in other provinces, the Green Party favours eliminating progressive income taxation in favour of taxes on personal consumption, a position which is generally regarded as right-wing. However, Buchart, an ex-New Democrat was elected leader in the late 1990s, when the Greens were dominated by notably progressive leaders and policies nationally and in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and even Alberta while the eco-capitalist Ontario Greens were at their least influential.


Elections

General election # of candidates # of elected candidates  % of popular vote # of votes
1999 6 0 0.20% 973
2003 14 0 0.96% 3,792
2007 15 0 1.33% 5,553

The GPM ran six candidates in the provincial election of 1999, and scored its best result in the Winnipeg riding of Wolseley, where Phyllis Abbe, also a prominent former New Democrat, received 386 votes. Former party leader Markus Buchart ran against Premier Gary Filmon in the riding of Tuxedo, and received 126 votes. The party received 0.2% of all votes cast in the province. The election of September 21, 1999 in Manitoba, Canada returned to power the New Democratic Party (NDP), which had been out of power since 1988. ... Wolseley is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Markus Buchart is a Manitoba politician. ... Categories: Canada-related stubs | Manitoba premiers ... The Honourable Gary Albert Filmon, PC, P.Eng. ... Tuxedo is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ...


The GPM ran fourteen candidates in the 2003 election. Buchart received 1193 votes (19.5%) in Wolseley, placing second against New Democrat Rob Altemeyer. The GPM as a whole received 4.08% of the vote in the ridings that it contested. The June 3, 2003 provincial election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which won 35 seats out of 57. ... Rob Altemeyer is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ...


In the December 13, 2005 by-election held in the strongly conservative Fort Whyte constituency, GPM candidate Shelagh Pizey-Allen garnered 1.77% of the vote. Fort Whyte is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ...


The GPM ran fifteen candidates in the 2007 election. The fifteen captured 1.33% of the vote, or 5.5% in the electoral divisions that were contested. The Green candidates received 12.32% in Wolseley placing second, 8.46% in Lord Roberts, 7.76% in St. Boniface, 6.38% in Fort Rouge, and third place in Minnedosa ahead of the Liberal Party of Manitoba. On April 20, 2007, Premier of Manitoba Gary Doer announced that a general election will be held on May 22, 2007. ... Wolseley is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Lord Roberts is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba, located in the south-central section of the City of Winnipeg. ... St. ... Fort Rouge is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Minnedosa is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ...


Leadership

Markus Buchart resigned as party leader in late February 2005. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The party's first leadership contest under the rules of Elections Manitoba began on July 1, 2005, and a new leader was chosen on November 20, 2005. She was Holly Nelson, a retired electrical technologist and professional writer. Elections Manitoba is the non-partisan agency of the Government of Manitoba, responsible for the conduct of provincial elections. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Holly Nelson is a Canadian poet and writer. ...


In September 2006, a few weeks before the party's leadership convention, she stepped down, having accepted an out-of-province job. On 19 November 2006, the party chose 23-year-old Andrew Basham as its new leader. Andrew Basham is a young politician in Manitoba, Canada. ...

Part of the Politics series on Green politics

The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... Green politics or Green ideology is the ideology of the Green Parties, mainly informed by environmentalism, ecosophy and sustainable economics and aimed at developing a sustainable society. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (645x641, 612 KB) I needed to work with a close cropped version of this image. ...

Topics

Green movement
Green party
List of Green topics “Greens” redirects here. ... A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of Green politics. ... This list of Green topics includes people, parties, organizations, and ideas associated with Green politics. ...

Organizations

Global Greens · Africa · Americas · Asia-Pacific · Europe The Global Greens (or formally: the Global Green Network) are an organization of cooperating Green parties. ... The Federation of Green Parties of Africa is the organization of Green parties in Africa. ... The Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas is the organization of Green parties in North America and South America. ... The Asia-Pacific Green Network is a federation of national Green parties in countries in the Pacific Ocean and Asia, and is a member of the Global Greens. ... European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ...

Principles

Four Pillars
Global Greens Charter: ecological wisdom
social justice
participatory democracy
nonviolence
sustainability
respect diversity
The worldwide green parties are committed to the following Four Pillars: Ecology (sometimes Ecological Wisdom or Ecological Sustainability) Social Justice (sometimes Social Equality and Economic Justice) Grassroots Democracy Non-Violence In German, they are known as Die Grünen: ökologisch, sozial, basisdemokratisch, gewaltfrei. ... The Global Greens Charter is a document that 800 delegates from the Green parties of 70 countries decided upon a first gathering of the Global Greens in Canberra, Australia in April 2001. ... The term ecological wisdom, or ecosophy, is a philosophy of ecological harmony or equilibrium. ... Social justice refers to the concept of a just society, where justice refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... Participatory democracy is a broadly inclusive term for many kinds of consultative decision making which require consultation on important decisions by those who will carry out the decision. ... Nonviolence (or non-violence) can be both a political strategy or moral philosophy that rejects the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political change. ... Sustainability is an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future. ... The prerogative to respect diversity, often said to begin with biodiversity of non-human life, is basic to some 20th century studies such as cultural ecology, Queer studies, and anthropological linguistics. ...


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See also

  • List of political parties in Manitoba

// Manitoba Liberal Party New Democratic Party of Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba Green Party of Manitoba Freedom Party of Manitoba Manitoba Marijuana Party Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) (Manitoba Regional Committee) Canadian Party 1870 Dominion Labour Party (in Manitoba) 1918-1920 Ex-Soldiers...

External link

  • Green Party of Manitoba website
Green parties in Canada
Federal: Green Party of Canada
Provincial: Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia - Ontario - Prince Edward Island - Quebec - Saskatchewan
Municipal: Winnipeg
Manioba Political Parties
Represented in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba:
NDP PC Liberal
Other parties recognized by the Elections Manitoba:
Green Communist Freedom

Provincial Elections

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In 1966, Green was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for the north-end Winnipeg riding of Inkster.
Green was the first Jewish-Canadian politician to make a serious bid for the leadership of a major party, and later claimed that his efforts opened the door for future leadership bids by Dave Barrett and David Lewis.
Green Party of Manitoba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (708 words)
The Green Party of Manitoba is a provincial political party in Manitoba, Canada, founded on November 11, 1998.
The party was reconstitued by Winnipeg electoral reform activist Chris Billows in November 1998, with the assistance of the Green Party of Canada.
In the December 13, 2005 by-election held in the strongly conservative Fort Whyte constituency, GPM candidate Shelagh Pizey-Allen garnered 1.77% of the vote.
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