Green Party of Canada facts for kids
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|Parliamentary Leader||Elizabeth May|
|Headquarters||116 Albert Street
|Youth wing||Young Greens of Canada|
|Continental affiliation||Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas|
|International affiliation||Global Greens|
|Seats in the Senate|
|Seats in the House of Commons|
The Green Party of Canada (French: Parti vert du Canada) is a federal political party in Canada that was founded in 1983 focused on green politics. Since 3 October 2020, the party has been led by Annamie Paul. The party's parliamentary leader is Elizabeth May, who previously served as party leader from 2006 to 2019.
The Green Party is currently the fifth party in the House of Commons. The party elected its first Member of Parliament (MP), then-leader Elizabeth May, in the 2011 election. In the 2019 election, the party expanded its caucus to three.
The Green Party of Canada is founded on six key principles that were adopted at the 2002 convention of the Global Greens. These principles are:
- ecological wisdom
- social justice
- participatory democracy
- respect for diversity
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