Bevan-Baker disappointed by lack of leadership on carbon pricing

Green Party of PEI Leader Peter Bevan-Baker is concerned that both government and the official opposition have publicly stated this week that they are unwilling to put a price on carbon pollution.


“We are rapidly running out of time to act on climate change. As a small Island, PEI is especially vulnerable to its impacts,” said Bevan-Baker. “Our three biggest primary industries, fishing, farming and tourism, depend on stable predictable weather. Yet, both the PCs and Liberals seem comfortable playing politics with our economic well-being and our children’s future.”

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Green Party nominates first candidates at Summerside nomination meeting

SUMMERSIDE - Green Party members gathered at the Wilmot Community Centre on Saturday to nominate the Green Party of Prince Edward Island’s first candidates in anticipation of the next general election.

Candidates were nominated for districts 19 (Borden-Kinkora), 21 (Summerside-Wilmot), 22 (Summerside-South Drive) and 23 (Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke). The nominated candidates are:

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MEDIA RELEASE: Anticipating possible early election, PEI Green Party calls for potential candidates

Peter_Bevan-Baker_for_FB.pngCHARLOTTETOWN - Today, PEI Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker put out an Island-wide call for potential Green candidates to make themselves known as the party prepares for the possibility of an early general election.

“Many Islanders are aware that politics is in an exciting, changeable state right now. With many signs beginning to point to an early general election call, the Green Party of Prince Edward Island is taking steps to prepare,” wrote Bevan-Baker in an email broadcast to Green Party followers earlier today.

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Green Party announces nominees for District 11 by-election

Charlottetown - The Green Party of PEI announced Sunday that two nominees will be seeking candidacy in their nomination contest Monday evening. Karla Bernard, shadow critic for Education and Hannah Bell, shadow critic for Finance have both come forward.

“I’m looking forward to the Island Green Party’s first contested nomination tomorrow,” said Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker. “The calibre of the people who have come forward, even in such a compressed timeframe, is a real testament to the party’s growth in recent years, and the hard work done by our team to build the Green Party into a politically viable alternative to old-style politics.”

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Growth gives P.E.I. Green Party hope for a harvest in 2019 election

Originally published in the Guardian by Mitch MacDonald, June 11, 2017: http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/2017/6/11/growth-gives-p-e-i--green-party-hope-for-a-harvest-in-2019-elect.html

Anna__Peter__Jordan_M_at_Spring_Conference_2017_-_Guardian.jpgThe Green Party of P.E.I. was busy planting some seeds of support this weekend with hopes of a big harvest during a 2019 provincial election.

Creating district associations, growing grassroots support and preparing to campaign were some of the topics party members focused on during a spring conference in Emerald this weekend.

Party president Anna Keenan said the conference’s goal was to put down roots for future success and build on the party’s recent surge in support.

“The challenge for us is to make sure the growth we’re currently experiencing isn’t a boom and bust. We don’t want to be a flash in the pan so we’re trying to grow gradually and sustainably in line with our values,” said Keenan, noting the goal is to eventually form a Green government in P.E.I. “We have no illusions about how hard that would be to achieve but we’re hearing from more Islanders that is something they like to dream about.”

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Dr. Susan Hartley announced critic for Health and Wellness

Susan_Hartley_and_PBB.jpgCharlottetown:  The Green Party of PEI is pleased to announce the latest addition to its roster of shadow cabinet critics: Dr. Susan Hartley has been named Health and Wellness Critic.

Dr. Hartley has a lifetime of experience as a Clinical Psychologist in both the private and public sectors, serving in community mental health centres, outpatient and inpatient departments of hospital facilities, and in her private office. Dr. Hartley is a registered Psychologist in PEI, a member of the Psychologists Association of PEI (PAPEI), and the 2015 recipient of PAPEI’s Humanitarian Award.  She is a Fellow of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) and a past-president of that organization.  While on the Executive of APNS, she also sat as a Director on the Canadian Register for Health Services Providers in Psychology (CRHSPP) and the Council of Provincial Associations in Psychology (CPAP).
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Basic Income Could Let Canadians Actually Chase Their Dreams

As the solitary representative of the third party in a provincial legislature, you quickly realize the extent of your impotency. But on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 in PEI, I had the rare pleasure of moving a motion which was unanimously approved by all parties in the House.

In the previous provincial election, in a rare expression of common agreement, all four party leaders who contested the campaign agreed that a Universal Basic Income policy is worth exploring. Economists from all sides of the political spectrum are open to the idea, and the federal government has also indicated a willingness to explore such programs.

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Green Party of PEI announces two Shadow Cabinet critics

SUMMERSIDE:  The Green Party of PEI is pleased to announce the appointment of two shadow cabinet critics.

Sally Bernard, a well-known grain and chicken farmer from Freetown, has been named as the Party’s Critic for Agriculture. Lynne Lund, who also serves as deputy leader and was the Green Party’s candidate in October’s Summerside-Wilmot by-election, has been named as the Green Party’s Economic Development and Tourism Critic.
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Green Party disappointed at Premier’s reaction to plebiscite result

The Green Party of Prince Edward Island is expressing its disappointment at the Premier’s statement issued yesterday in response to the plebiscite results.

“This Premier came into office promising to do things differently, to “call on our better natures” and to restore Islanders’ faith in democracy and politicians. Disrespecting the clear result of a comprehensive plebiscite is not a reflection of our better natures, nor is it a step towards restoring trust in government,” said Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Island Green Party.

 

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Green Party proud that PEI will lead Canadian electoral reform

Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Island Green Party, is sharing in the widespread pride that many Islanders are feeling following the plebiscite results.

“Prince Edward Island is the place where the discussions that led to the birth of our nation started, and now, this same little Island is leading the process to evolve beyond the antiquated electoral system that our country inherited back then in the 19th century from the British Empire.This moves us into the 21st century in line with the vast majority of Western democracies that use some form of proportional representation. PEI is once again leading the nation, and I am so proud of my fellow Islanders who were not fearful of embracing change.”

 

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