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  • If I were the next Green Party of Canada Leader, Part 4

    Posted by · September 17, 2022 3:06 PM

    Part one includes an introduction to this series, an explanation of the “lost years,” and the apologies the next Green Party of Canada leader should make.

    Part two includes my three priorities for the next general election.

    Part three tackles the problems with GPC policy.

    In part four, I will discuss fixing policy, starting with foreign policy.

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  • In dust-up with reporter, Pierre Poilievre takes a page from the Trump playbook

    Posted by · September 17, 2022 11:17 AM

    Read Heartwood President Jo-Ann Robert's article in the Toronto Star: In dust-up with reporter, Pierre Poilievre takes a page from the Trump playbook.

  • Elizabeth May is Running for Leader—The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Posted by · September 04, 2022 5:00 PM

    I’ve been working on follow-up pieces to my short series on what I would do if I were the next Green Party of Canada Leader, and you can read parts one, two, and three.

    However, there was a significant development in the contest, and it seems—at best—aloof to ignore it and continue with the series.

    Elizabeth May is running for GPC Leader, which fundamentally changes the contest's nature. Of course, I could easily be wrong, but in my opinion, if Elizabeth May is on the ballot, she wins.

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  • If I were the next Green Party of Canada Leader, Part 3

    Posted by · July 18, 2022 4:27 PM

    Part one includes an introduction to this series, an explanation of the “lost years,” and the apologies the next Green Party of Canada leader should make.

    Part two includes my three priorities for the next general election.

    In part three, I’m will start tackling policy. Admittedly, this might split the room. GPC policy is an emotional subject for many, and I fully recognize what I have to say is perhaps more controversial than what I included in parts one and two.

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  • If I were the next Green Party of Canada Leader, Part 2

    Posted by · June 29, 2022 4:11 PM

    Part one includes an introduction to this series, an explanation of the “lost years,” and the apologies the next Green Party of Canada leader should make.

    Today, I’m sharing what I believe should be the GPC’s priorities for the next election. It may seem counterintuitive to jump so far ahead, but the preparation in the intervening years should support these priorities.

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  • If I were the next Green Party of Canada Leader, Part 1

    Posted by · June 28, 2022 1:28 PM

    The straw poll the Green Party of Canada sent to members regarding the leadership contest rules has me thinking about what the next leader needs to do to get the party back on track. So I’ve been pondering what steps the next leader should take to get the party back to where it was in late October 2019.

    Some ideas will be what I would do if I were the next GPC leader. Some ideas will be what I would do if I ran in the leadership contest. I’d love to hear your comments, what you think the next GPC leader needs to do, and what leadership contests need to do to earn your support.

    So let’s jump right in.

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  • Inspiring people to vote is vital to our democracy - Toronto Star Editorial

    Posted by · June 13, 2022 5:09 PM

    Please read the new op-ed by Heartwood President, Jo-Ann Roberts

    Inspiring people to vote is vital to our democracy
    It makes me mad that we are making people feel they’re not good enough to vote, and sad that people see themselves this way.

  • The Heartwood Institute Investigates Strategic Voting in Nanaimo–Ladysmith

    Posted by · September 13, 2021 7:18 PM

    OTTAWA – The Heartwood Institute is launching a project to investigate the impact of strategic voting on Canadian democracy, starting with the federal electoral district of Nanaimo–Ladysmith on Vancouver Island.

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  • 2021 GPC Federal Council Candidate Survey – Carole Chan

    Posted by · August 08, 2021 3:29 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 President candidate Carole Chan's response.

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  • 2021 GPC Federal Council Candidate Survey – Lisa Gunderson

    Posted by · August 08, 2021 3:18 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 VP English candidate Lisa Gunderson's response.

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