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Encyclopedia > Green Party of Saskatchewan
Green Party of Saskatchewan
Active Provincial Party
Founded 1998
Leader Sandra Finley
President Sylvie Charpentier
Headquarters 2138 McIntyre Street
Regina, SK S4P 2R7
Political ideology Green
International alignment None
Colours Green
Website www.greenpartysask.ca

The Green Party of Saskatchewan is a left-wing Green political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Sandra Finley is the leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of Green politics. ... Political Parties redirects here. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...


It was founded in 1998 as the New Green Alliance (NGA) by environmental and social justice activists frustrated by the social democratic Saskatchewan New Democratic Party's move to the right under Roy Romanow. Unlike many Green Parties in Canada, the NGA was decidedly left wing, favouring, for example, progressive taxation, workers' rights and the elimination of poverty. NGA supporters believed that the Green Party of Canada and Green Party of Ontario are essentially eco-capitalist parties because they favour regressive consumption taxes and oppose taxes on incomes and corporations. The NGA also opposed privatization of Crown corporations. As a Green party, the NGA supported ecological agriculture, balanced ecological forestry and forest use, and promote a soft energy path. The NGA was committed to peace and non-violence, and in contrast to the Green Party of Canada, took a strong stance against the U.S. war in Iraq. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... The Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP) (formerly the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF)) is a social democratic political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Roy John Romanow, PC , OC , SOM , QC , LL.B , DU, (born August 12, 1939 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician and former Premier of Saskatchewan (1991–2001). ... A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of Green politics. ... A progressive tax, or graduated tax, is a tax that is larger as a percentage of income for those with larger incomes. ... The Green Party of Canada is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983. ... The Green Party of Ontario (GPO) contests provincial elections in Ontario, Canada. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In Commonwealth countries a Crown corporation is a state-controlled company or enterprise (a public corporation). ...


The NGA ran candidates in Saskatchewan elections, but was unable to win any seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. In the 2003 election, the NGA nominated 27 candidates who received only 2,504 votes (about 0.5% of the vote), compared to 189,000 for the NDP. This was a decline from the 1999 election, when the party received 5% of the vote in the 16 ridings where it ran candidates. This article is about the Canadian province. ... The Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan is located in Regina. ... Map of Saskatchewans ridings and how they voted and by how much The Saskatchewan general election of 2003 was the twenty-fifth provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... The Twenty-Fourth Provincial General Election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was held on September 16, 1999. ...


At the party's 2005 convention, its members voted to change the party name to the Green Party of Saskatchewan because "Green Party" is more recognized by voters and because the "Alliance" part of the old name could cause confusion. The party now appears to be affiliated with the Green Party of Canada.

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New Green Alliance

The New Green Alliance was the original name of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. In the year 1999 the NGA had been recognized as an official party. A convention was set for March to adopt the constitution and a platform for the Saskatchewan provincial election, 1999. Roy Romanow declared that the NGA was "40 years out of date." The press commonly described the NGA as an attempt to revive the old CCF. Given the dwindling support for the NDP reflected in all the public opinion polls, the formation of a new party on the left could not be ignored. The Saskatchewan general election of 1999 was the twenty-fourth provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Roy John Romanow, PC , OC , SOM , QC , LL.B , DU, (born August 12, 1939 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician and former Premier of Saskatchewan (1991–2001). ...



In early March a conference was held in Saskatoon, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Coalition for Social Justice: "The Saskatchewan NDP in Power: A Critical Appraisal." Around 150 political activists attended. There was widespread criticism of the Romanow government, and three political options were identified. First there were those who felt that the left should continue to operate within the NDP. This had the weakest support at the conference. The second thrust was to continue to work in popular groups like the SCSJ and the Council of Canadians, which was expanding in Saskatchewan. The third position was to join the New Green Alliance. The conference revealed that many on the left, despite their dismay over the political direction of the NDP, were still not willing to join a new political party. The Council of Canadians is a left-wing think tank in Canada that was founded in 1985. ...


The second convention of the NGA was held in Saskatoon near the end of March. The constitution was approved in principle. But the primary focus of the convention was the forthcoming election. As required under the constitution, the party platform was adopted at the convention.


The early election caught the NGA by surprise. Many people were away on holidays. In all, the party only was able to field 16 candidates. Another eight nominations were in sight but failed to get the necessary support to complete the required formal paperwork by the cut off date. While the NGA were all but shut out by the mainstream media during the general election. The CBC refused to allow Neil Sinclair, the leader of the NGA, to participate in the television debates; they even refused to let party members in the studio during the debate. On election night the party was stunned to see that the television stations had not even put the NGA on their boards recording votes in the ridings. the NGA did relatively well. Where they ran candidates, they received on average five percent of the votes. This was not a bad showing given the fact that the party was new, it received no media coverage, and with little money they had carried out a minimal campaign. Neil Sinclair aka Sinky (born 23 February 1974 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a professional boxer. ...


There is some tension in the party between the greens and the reds. The social justice activists have considerable experience in political work. They have been pushing hardest for serious participation in the electoral campaigns. The environmental activists, in general, are not as interested in pushing the electoral role of the party. They prefer to do extra-parliamentary work.


Recent history

The Green Party of Saskatchewan has often been described as much more left then the federal party. The GPS during the 2003 provincial election with new leader Ben Webster focused on issues such as raise the minimum wage back up to the highest in Canada (as in the 1970s), increase social assistance rates to the Basic Needs Level which have been frozen since 1982, and of course the environment. However, even though the party ran more candidates in the 2003 election, the support fell by nearly 0.5%. Map of Saskatchewans ridings and how they voted and by how much The Saskatchewan general election of 2003 was the twenty-fifth provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27, 1909–September 20, 1973) was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. ...


The Green Party of Saskatchewan had three new leaders between the 2003 and 2007 elections. Neal Anderson, Victor Lau, and John Kern stepped up and stepped down from the GPS leadership in just two years. John Kern was forced to resign due to personal circumstances. Victor Lau later bacame a candidate in the 2007 Saskatchewan election. John Kern is the leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. ...


The Green Party of Saskatchewan ran a much stronger campaign during the 2007 provincial election running a virtual full slate with 48 out of 58 ridings with Green candidates. The GPS were able to capture 2.0% of the vote with candidates receiving anywhere between 1.23% to 6.24% one in the riding of Cumberland who placed ahead of the Liberal candidate. During the campaign, the GPS was led by Sandra Finley who ran in the riding of Saskatoon Nutana capturing 4.1% of the vote. Only three candidates were able to achieve a higher result. Popular vote map by riding The 26th Saskatchewan general election was held on November 7, 2007; the writs were dropped on October 10, 2007. ... Cumberland is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Sandra Finley is the leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. ... Saskatoon Nutana is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. ...


Election results

Election # of Candidates Total votes % of popular vote
1999 16 out of 58 4,101 1.01%
2003 27 out of 58 2,323 0.55%
2007 48 out of 58 9,076 2.01%

The Twenty-Fourth Provincial General Election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was held on September 16, 1999. ... Map of Saskatchewans ridings and how they voted and by how much The Saskatchewan general election of 2003 was the twenty-fifth provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Popular vote map by riding The 26th Saskatchewan general election was held on November 7, 2007; the writs were dropped on October 10, 2007. ...

Party leaders

Part of the Politics series on Green politics

John Kern is the leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. ... Sandra Finley is the leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... 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. ...

Schools

Green anarchism
Ecofeminism
Eco-socialism
Green syndicalism
Green liberalism
Green conservatism Theory and practice Issues History Culture By region Lists Related Anarchism Portal Politics Portal ·        Green anarchism is a school of thought within anarchism which puts an emphasis on the environment. ... Ecofeminism is a minor social and political movement which unites environmentalism and feminism[1], with some currents linking deep ecology and feminism. ... Eco-socialism or Green socialism is an ideology fusing Green movement values with socialism. ... Green syndicalism has been used as a name for the philosophy of the green guild or sustainable trades movement. ... Green Liberalism is a term used to refer to liberal who have incorporated green concerns into their ideology. ... Green conservatism is a term that is used for a brand of conservatism that espouses and incorporates green concerns. ...

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 an unjust society that 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), whether held as a moral philosophy or only employed as an action strategy, rejects the use of physical violence in efforts to attain social, economic or political change. ... The Earth Day flag includes a NASA photo. ... 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

// New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Party Green Party of Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Heritage Party Saskatchewan Liberal Party Saskatchewan Marijuana Party Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan Progressive Party (in Saskatchewan) Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Labor-Progressive Party Social Credit Party of Saskatchewan First Nations Party of...

External link

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

Provincial Elections

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