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  • Their partisanship is showing

    Posted by · August 03, 2021 10:38 AM

    Heartwood Institute rejects “strategic” voting campaign.

    350 Canada has launched its 2021 election campaign—Climate Emergency Alliance. Their goal is to elect more Green and NDP MPs by running either a Green or NDP candidate in certain ridings to boost the other’s chances. We are facing a climate emergency, and concerns about voter choice aside, the campaign is understandable. But, this is a partisan campaign in non-partisan clothing. Their decision to exclude the Liberals belies their emergency rhetoric.

    350 Canada casts the Liberals—not the Conservatives—as their bogeyman, focusing on NDP/Green cooperation. Does the NDP champion climate action like the Greens? Are the Liberals any worse than the NDP?

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  • 2021 GPC Federal Council Candidate Survey – Darcie Lanthier

    Posted by · July 22, 2021 3:03 PM

    Heartwood sent each of the 2021 Green Party of Canada Federal Council candidates a questionnaire asking them to introduce themselves, share their vision for the Party, and their thoughts on a potential imminent 2021 election and the ongoing internal Party conflict.

    Here is PEI Representative candidate Darcie Lanthier's response.

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  • 2021 GPC Federal Council Candidate Survey – Colin Griffiths

    Posted by · July 16, 2021 12:50 PM

    Heartwood sent each of the 2021 Green Party of Canada Federal Council candidates a questionnaire asking them to introduce themselves, share their vision for the Party, and their thoughts on a potential imminent 2021 election and the ongoing internal Party conflict.

    Here is Fund Representative candidate Colin Griffiths's response.

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  • 2021 GPC Federal Council Candidate Survey – Thomas Trappenberg

    Posted by · July 16, 2021 9:30 AM

    Heartwood sent each of the 2021 Green Party of Canada Federal Council candidates a questionnaire asking them to introduce themselves, share their vision for the Party, and their thoughts on a potential imminent 2021 election and the ongoing internal Party conflict.

    Here is Nova Scotia Representative candidate Thomas Trappenberg's response.

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  • 2021 GPC Federal Council Candidate Survey – Louise Comeau

    Posted by · July 15, 2021 11:04 AM

    Heartwood sent each of the 2021 Green Party of Canada Federal Council candidates a questionnaire asking them to introduce themselves, share their vision for the Party, and their thoughts on a potential imminent 2021 election and the ongoing internal Party conflict.

    Here is New Brunswick Representative candidate Louise Comeau's response.

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  • 2021 GPC Federal Council Candidate Survey – Zachary Typhair

    Posted by · July 15, 2021 10:55 AM

    Heartwood sent each of the 2021 Green Party of Canada Federal Council candidates a questionnaire asking them to introduce themselves, share their vision for the Party, and their thoughts on a potential imminent 2021 election and the ongoing internal Party conflict.

    Here is Vice President (EN) candidate Zachary Typhair's response.

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  • Electing Greens Matters

    Posted by · July 14, 2021 9:30 AM

    Once the pandemic is over, we’ve stopped distancing, and all the bubbles have popped, I need to visit PEI as a tourist. So far, all my trips to that lovely island have been as a campaigner. My first trip to PEI was in 2015, where I coordinated Peter Bevan-Baker’s get-out-the-vote (GOTV) and Election Day efforts in his breakthrough win. Since then, I coordinated GOTV for Lynne Lund’s by-election in 2016, Hannah Bell’s by-election win in 2017, and Lynne Lund’s and Trish Altass’s wins in the 2019 general election. So I like PEI.

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  • Why Green Politics Matters

    Posted by · July 12, 2021 9:03 AM

    Every time a Green politician wins an election, the other parties squirm.

    Liberals don’t mind losing to Conservatives; Conservatives understand that the pendulum swings. The NDP fight like dogs and take what they can get. But Greens are supposed to be the losers.

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  • The Value of Voting

    Posted by · July 08, 2021 4:55 PM

    I will never forget the federal election of 2015.

    Standing in line with my husband and daughter, giving the poll clerk my name, being handed my ballot.

    Sitting behind the folding cardboard screen, pencil poised and looking at the list of names. Then I see it, my name!

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  • Moving to Gratitude from Grief Can Keep us Resilient

    Posted by · June 30, 2021 12:43 PM

    Grief comes in waves. A cherished family member. A beloved pet. A job that formed your identity. 

    Loss takes many forms. Tiny shoes on steps. ICU wards. Businesses shuttered. Loss of all kinds. We grieve for the past. It leaves us feeling unstable, weighted down, bewildered.

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