Going Green in Canada
By STEVEN HOBÉ on April 27, 2018 on Impakter
Recently, I was lucky enough to catch up with Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, amidst his campaign for the 2018 election, to chat about where Canada stands in the movement to Going Green. This is what we discussed about:
Q: Since its inception in 1983, how has the Green Party evolved over the last few decades?
I think the biggest change in the party has really been in the last decade, where I felt like we’ve built an enduring organization that now has the resources and the capacity to both contest and win elections, and also to engage and mobilize people as a movement around issues that people care about. I think in the early days of the party we were much more movement oriented and less focused on winning elections, because I think people felt that it was just beyond our ability. But now that you’re seeing Greens elected all over the world, I think Greens are recognizing that in addition to being a movement putting forward policies, we’re also in a position now where we can contest and win elections…