Leadership candidates for the Green Party of Canada are announcing a suspension of fundraising, requesting that the party defer payment deadlines, and preparing a roundtable discussion to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on Canadians. Continue reading
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal governments have adopted sweeping measures to limit the spread of the virus. These actions are necessary to protect our health. But they will also deeply disrupt our economy. Already, economic activity has plunged more severely and swiftly than has been seen in our lifetimes. This disruption threatens people’s jobs, their incomes, and their ability to pay essential expenses. Continue reading
Montreal, March 20, 2020—With reports yesterday that the Trudeau government is preparing a $15-billion bailout of the Canada’s oil and gas sector, Green Party leadership candidate Dimitri Lascaris sees a debacle in the making. “We’re about to repeat the same mistake we made in the financial crisis. These bailouts are negotiated by corporations, and they’re designed to help corporations, not workers and communities,” said Lascaris. Continue reading
Montreal, QC — Green Party of Canada leadership contestant Dimitri Lascaris is proud to announce the endorsement of his campaign by past party leader Dr. Joan Russow. “Dimitri is willing to take bold and principled stances for peace, the environment, and human rights,” said Dr. Russow. “He is well-known for standing up for the vulnerable, the disenfranchised, and the oppressed.” Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 11 MARCH 2020 Montreal, QC — Lawyer, journalist, and activist Dimitri Lascaris announced his campaign for leadership of the Green Party of Canada on Wednesday, promising to shake up Canadian politics with a challenge to progressives from coast to coast. Continue reading
On the evening of March 10th, I had the pleasure of engaging Green Party of Canada leadership candidates David Merner and Dylan Perceval-Maxwell in a lively and thoughtful discussion with Young Greens at McGill University. My thanks to the Young Greens for hosting this event and for posing such insightful questions. You gave us all a great deal to think about and showed why the future of this party is in excellent hands.
Today, I am announcing my resignation from the Shadow Cabinet and National Committee of the Green Party of Quebec (PVQ). It has been a privilege to serve with my extraordinary Shadow Cabinet and National Committee colleagues. I feel, however, that it would not be appropriate for me to continue to serve while I and PVQ leader Alex Tyrrell are both running for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada (GPC). I thank Alex for inviting me to serve as Justice Critic in the PVQ Shadow Cabinet and wish him well in his bid to become leader of the GPC.
In this Real News report, Dimitri examines how the gas industry and its allies in Congress hope to push LNG exports to the island’s electricity grid, ravaged from climate change-fueled natural disaster. Continue reading
In this Real News interview, Dr. David Suzuki discusses the environmental movement's failure to sustain its victories and the vision that will be needed to ensure public support for environmental protection. Continue reading