Core Beliefs of Global Greens
I am honoured for this opportunity to present myself as the Yukon Green Party's candidate for the riding of Copperbelt South.
I'll listen to the riding's concerns and try to find solutions which target their needs.
Candidate, Copperbelt South
I am running for the Green party in this riding to introduce and promote green values in future Yukon governments, and to present a real option to voters who have become disenchanted with the other parties.
Candidate, Porter Creek North
As the Yukon Green Party candidate for Riverdale North, my goal is to improve respect and equality within the riding, and to more accurately represent the views of all residents, not just those of my Party faithful.
Candidate, Riverdale North
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Letters to the Editor
The Yukon Green Party was founded out of a profound desire to bring democracy and integrity back to the political landscape and to politicians. As a way to foster trust and transparency of the Party, our Constitution and Bylaws, which includes our Code of Conduct is available through the Library below. The way we organize meetings, the way we present our values publicly and the way we honour what it means to be Green all starts with a fair and balanced structure, and we believe we have captured that with our Constitution, other governing documents and with our willingness to make these available for scrutiny.
I am running as the Green candidate in my riding of Lake Laberge because of my passion for the land, the wildlife, and the people and businesses in this constituency. I endeavour to see this riding develop sustainably and flourish by implementing core Green values locally.
Julie Anne Ames
Candidate, Lake Laberge
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The modern green movement started in Canada and around the world in the 1960s when the counter-culture movement launched the first mass rejection of consumer culture. In the '70s, the green movement re-emerged in isolated, small-scale enterprises such as health food stores, women's and environmental groups, renewable energy programs and organic farms. In the 1980s, many became dissatisfied with the impotence of isolated activity and opinions, and attempts were made to further organize the green movement into coalitions. This decade saw the founding of the Canadian Environment Network, Canadian Organic Growers, Canadian Peace Alliance, Voice of Women, Solar Energy Society of Canada and many others. The scale and organizational level of these coalitions took the green movement to a new level - a pre-electoral level. The natural next step was to organize the green movement into a political party.
The first national green party in the world, the Values Party, was started in the early 1970s in New Zealand. The first green party in the western hemisphere was formed in the Maritimes in the late 70s and was called the Small Party after E.F. Schumacher's book, Small is Beautiful. Coincidentally, current Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May was the founder of the Small Party as well as one of its first candidates for public office, running against Deputy Prime Minister Allan J, MacEachern on Cape Breton Island. In Britain the first green party was called the Ecology Party. When the West German green party, die Gruenen, crossed the five percent vote threshold and entered the German legislature in the late 1970s, the green political movement started in earnest. There are now over 100 green parties worldwide, and green members of parliament have been elected in many countries including Canada, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany, and Finland.
The Green Party of Canada was founded at a conference held at Carleton University in Ottawa in 1983. Under its first leader, Dr. Trevor Hancock, the party ran 60 candidates in the 1984 federal election. The Green Party of Canada is independent of other green parties around the world but remains philosophically aligned with them. Like its provincial and territorial counterparts, it supports green economics, progressive social planning and responsible and accountable governance. An electoral district association (EDA) was founded in Yukon in the fall of 2006. Yukon Federal Green Party EDA.
An interest from Yukoners to address local issues prompted the formation of the The Yukon Green Party in the fall of 2010. At that time, many citizens of Yukon - including First Nations governments - were not inspired by the Yukon Party's conservative false majority. With less than a year until a territorial election, the Yukon Green Party's first leader, Kristina Calhoun, began taking Green Values and a green voice forward on behalf of the membership. The Yukon Green Party policies and practices reflect the core beliefs of the Global Greens.
Working to create proportionally elected governments that represent and engage citizens.
Using natural resources wisely to protect the rights and needs of future generations.
Acknowledging that all humans have a fundamental right to health, well-being, and freedom.
Respect for Diversity
Protecting and valuing all cultures and individuals while conserving variety in the natural
Learning to live within the physical and biological limits of our Earth and to protect its life-
Safeguarding people‘s security and freedom through cooperation and consensus building.