Green Party of Vancouver

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Green Party of Vancouver
Active municipal party
Leader Adriane Carr (de facto)
Chairperson Jacqueline Miller[1]
Founded 1984[2]
Headquarters 403-207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Canada[1]
Ideology Green politics
Political position Centre-Left
National affiliation Green Party of Canada
Colours Green
Seats on City Council
1 / 11
Seats on Park Board
2 / 7
Seats on School Board
1 / 9
Website
www.vangreens.ca

The Green Party of Vancouver, founded in 1984,[2] is a municipal political party in Vancouver. It is affiliated with both the provincial Green Party of British Columbia, and the national Green Party of Canada.

The party nominated Green Party of Canada deputy leader Adrianne Carr as their sole nominee for Vancouver City Council during the 2011 Vancouver municipal election.[3] Carr subsequently won the seat on 19 November.[4][5] Carr retained her council seat during the 2014 Vancouver municipal election, winning with the highest number of votes of any council candidate.[6]

Platform[edit]

For the 2014 Vancouver municipal election, the Green Party of Vancouver focused on the following aspects in its platform:

Council Platform[edit]

  • Public interest first
  • Real affordable housing
  • A compassionate, safe, and inclusive city
  • People-centred planning
  • Practical transportation solutions
  • A robust and resilient local economy
  • A genuine green city[7]

Park Board Platform[edit]

  • Community-driven planning
  • Accessible, safe public spaces for everyone
  • Strengthening stakeholder communication
  • Maximizing facility usage with a stronger digital strategy
  • Green initiatives: zero waste, local food systems, and access to nature
  • Parks that focus on natural features
  • Revitalized facility and park infrastructure
  • Outdoor pools and heritage buildings[8]

School Board Platform[edit]

  • Fully funded public schools
  • Inclusive schools to support vulnerable students
  • Schools as the heart of the community
  • Safe schools for everyone
  • Financial sustainability and transparency
  • Healthy schools
  • Genuine green schools[9]

2014 Vancouver municipal election[edit]

The Green Party of Vancouver nominated seven candidates for the 2014 Vancouver Municipal election, held on November 15, 2014, four of whom won seats and are currently in office.[10]

Vancouver City Council[edit]

Vancouver Parks Board[edit]

  • Stuart Mackinnon (incumbent)
  • Michael Wiebe[12] (incumbent)

Vancouver School Board[edit]

  • Janet Fraser[13] (incumbent)
  • Mischa Oak

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Contact". Green Party of Vancouver. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  2. ^ a b "About". Green Party of Vancouver. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  3. ^ Lee, Jeff (12 September 2011). "Adriane Carr hopes to run for Vancouver council as Greens go it alone". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Montgomery, Christina (19 November 2011). "Carr takes surprise council seat as final poll goes Green". Vancouver, British Columbia: Vancouver Observer. Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Hui, Stephen (19 November 2011). "Greens' Adriane Carr elected to Vancouver city council". Vancouver, British Columbia: The Georgia Straight. Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Stueck, W, and Holdsworth, P (2014-11-16). "Green Party of Vancouver grows in power despite one win on council". The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  7. ^ "Green Party of Vancouver Council Platform". Green Party of Vancouver. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  8. ^ "Green Party of Vancouver Park Board Platform". Green Party of Vancouver. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  9. ^ "Green Party of Vancouver School Board Platform". Green Party of Vancouver. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  10. ^ "2014 candidates and nominees". van greens. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "2014 Council Nominees". www.vangreens.ca. 
  12. ^ "2014 Park Board Nominees". vangreens.ca. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "2014 School Board Nominees". vangreens.ca. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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