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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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  • We have to make Green matter in the hearts of Canadians

    Posted by · June 28, 2021 9:30 AM

    Let’s not talk about science. I mean, we could. The Planet can’t tolerate crossing the two-degree threshold. We can’t exceed 350 parts per million of… Species extinction is real… But wasn’t it a nice day today?

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  • The Green Movement in Canadian Politics

    Posted by · June 24, 2021 8:47 AM

    It’s a mistake to think about Green parties as “just another political party.” While participation in electoral politics requires Green parties to follow the same rules as all other parties, the reasons for competing for seats as Greens are very different.

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  • Changemakers

    Posted by · June 22, 2021 9:57 PM

    Changemakers come in many guises, and not all of them make changes for the better. Some are brutal authoritarians, others are leaders who adopt policies with negative consequences, yet others are influencers who lobby for change that favours them or seed misinformation and doubt.

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  • Carbon Pricing Petition

    Posted by · September 23, 2020 1:34 PM

    Green Party MP for Nanaimo–Ladysmith, Paul Manly, is bringing forward a petition. The petition calls on the government to update Canada’s climate action targets, increase the carbon price, establish an expert review panel on carbon price increments and improve Canadian’s awareness of carbon price rebates.

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  • Green Party of Canada Leadership Debate

    Posted by · September 23, 2020 1:24 PM

    Heartwood Institute hosted a debate this past Sunday, September 20th. Seven of the 8 Green Party of Canada leadership contestants participated. Former Green Party of Canada Leader Jim Harris, Green Party of Ontario Deputy Leader Abhijeet Manay and Heartwood Institute board member Liz Lilly moderated the debate.

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  • Announcement – Heartwood Institute Announces New Board of Directors

    Posted by · August 28, 2020 4:00 PM

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    Ottawa, ON – The Heartwood Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Board of Directors. This team will guide Heartwood as we build our vision to support and grow the Green political movement in Canada.

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