Green Party of Canada

| September 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Green Party of Canada was founded at a conference held at Carleton University in Ottawa in 1983. The Green Party of Canada is independent of other green parties around the world but remains philosophically aligned with them. The Green Party begins with the basic premise that all life on the planet is interconnected and that humans have a responsibility to protect and preserve the natural world. There are now over 100 green parties worldwide, and green members of parliament have been elected in many countries including Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany, and Finland.

Green Values
Green Parties around the world share common values as expressed in the Charter of the Global Greens.

The policies of the Green Party of Canada are based on six fundamental principles:

Ecological Wisdom
We acknowledge that human beings are part of the natural world and we respect the specific values of all forms of life, including non-human species.
 
Social Justice
We assert that the key to social justice is the equitable distribution of resources to ensure that all have full opportunities for personal and social development.

Participatory Democracy
We strive for a democracy in which all citizens have the right to express their views, and are able to directly participate in decisions which affect their lives.

Non-Violence
We declare our commitment to non-violence and strive for a culture of peace and cooperation between states.

Sustainability
We recognize the scope for the material expansion of society within the biosphere, and the need to maintain biodiversity through use of renewable resources.
 
Respect for Diversity
We honour and value equally the Earth’s biological and ecological diversity together with the cultural, linguistic, ethnic, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity.

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