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Tim Thompson

Tim Thompson

Green candidate for Fundy Royal
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Health & Healthcare

Access to Abortion

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Negotiate the Canada Health Accord to prioritise access to safe abortion services; Oppose any possible government move to diminish access to safe, legal abortion.

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Health Funding

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Increase health transfers by basing them on demographics & healthcare needs in each province; Reevaluate the Canada Health Transfer to cover rural communities with an equitable amount of funding to meet the needs of the community.

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Future Pandemics

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Create an intergovernmental rapid response task force, to be activated immediately when facing emergencies; Ensure robust capacity for pharmaceutical manufacturing; Increase domestic production of PPE; Lessen overall dependence on global supply chains for essential goods & services; Strengthen the Global Public Health Intelligence Network; Provide long-term funding to the Public Health Agency.

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Review of COVID Response

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Order a public inquiry to evaluate the joint response between all levels of government to examine what went well & what could have been done better.

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Pharmacare

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand the Canada Health Act to fully fund a universal pharmacare programme; Create a bulk drug purcahsing agency; Reduce drug patent protection periods; Establish a clear timeline for implementing universal pharmacare, with a Canadian Drug Agency established and a programme covering a list of essential medicines launched in 2022, and a comprehensive programme rolled out by 2025.

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Dental Care

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand Medicare to include free dental care for low-income Canadians.

Healthcare Access

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Reduce wait times, particularly for primary care; Support provinces in implementing new delivery models, such as telemedicine.

Climate Change & the Environment

Shipping & Marine Protection

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Include Indigenous Peoples in all aspects of marine protection site selection, management, & decision-making; Commit permanent funding for marine conservation; Support a ban on deep seabed mining until at least 2030; Implement an Extended Producer Responsibility program for synthetic fishing gear; Set zero-emissions targets for marine vessels by 2040 & ports & inland vessels by 2030.

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Energy Efficient Buildings

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Create & implement a national green retrofit of existing residential, commercial, institutional, & industrial buildings; Support agencies & institutions to create programmes to carry out green retrofits in different areas & for different communities; Update the national building code to require all new construction & major renovations to older buildings meet net-zero standards by 2030.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
End all subsidies to the fossil fuel sector; End leasing of federal lands for fossil fuel production and retire existing licenses.

Emissions Reductions Targets

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% below 2005 levels by 2030, with clear, enforceable targets & timelines starting in 2023; Achieve net-zero emissions as quickly as possible, with net-negative in 2050.

Wildfires

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Create fire breaks & fire suppression; Provide physical resources to deal with fires quickly; Include fire mitigation subsidies to owners of rural properties, allowing them to better manage the health of their forests.

Waste

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Ban non-essential, single-use plastics by the end of the year; Promote green procurement practices; Promote sustainable waste management systems; Promote a legally-binding global plastics agreement; Ratify the Basel Ban Amendment.

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Effects of Climate Change

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Increase funding for the Disaster Mitigation & Adaptation Fund to support climate resilience projects, including wildfire mitigation, rehabilitation of storm water systems, & restoration of wetlands, shorelines, & other natural infrastructure; Create an independent, scientific, non-partisan, diverse Climate Council to advise the government.

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Green Innovation

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Develop partnerships across disciplines with government, non-profit organisations, academic institutions, & industry; Invest in research & necessary equipment, including the possibility of a shared climate super computer; Establish a federally-funded $1B Green Venture Capital Fund to support viable local green business start-ups.

Industrial Carbon Emissions

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Enact a Carbon Border Adjustment; Continuously evaluate the impact of the Carbon Border Adjustment on developing countries through a lens of global environmental justice.

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Carbon Pricing

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Increase the federal carbon price by $25/tonne each year until 2030.

Energy Sources

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Ensure 100% of Canadian electricity is produced from renewable sources by 2030; Ban further development of nuclear power in Canada.

Energy Grid

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Build inter-ties to link existing provincial grids, creating a national energy corridor for green renewable energy; Implement a national, non-emitting electricity grid.

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Conservation

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Support Indigenous-led protected & conservation areas; Fund stewardship by Indigenous guardians; Implement Canada's commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity & follow-up protocols; Protect a minimum of 30% of freshwaters & lands by 2030 & 50% by 2050; Modernise the Canadian Environmental Protection Act; Create a national urban biodiversity regeneration strategy.

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Pesticides

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Set targets for reducing the use of pesticides in agriculture; Assist farmers in moving to organic & regenerative farming; Revive & expand the National Pesticides Monitoring & Surveillance Network; Create an adverse effects reporting database for doctors & emergency rooms to track health impacts of pesticides & other chemicals; Ban neonicotinoid pesticides.

Environmental Rights

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Ensure the right to a healthy environment, enforceable in law; Support swift passage of the proposed National Strategy Respecting Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Act; Expand access to nearby nature, especially for racialised people & those facing systemic barriers; Require labelling of chemicals & GMOs in consumer products.

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Freshwater

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Create a dedicated, long-term funding programme for water infrastructure.

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Sustainable Finance

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Require federal public investment funds, including the CPP Investment Board, to divest from fossil fuels.

Worker Transition

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Introduce a Just Transition Act before the end of 2021; Plan for a fair transition of workers towards a decarbonised economy, that protects communities from displacement, & in which affected people are leading the preparation of their transition strategies; Use wage insurance, retraining programmes, & early retirement plans.

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Coal

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Stop exporting US coal from Canadian ports.

Toxic Substances

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Limit CEPA approval & use of toxic chemicals that affect human health & environment; Regulate microfibres as a toxic substance under CEPA; Ban all toxic ingredients in personal care products.

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Jobs & the Economy

Parental Leave

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand parental leave to include leave to care for elderly family members and leave following miscarriages.

Pensions

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Amend pension benefit legislation for federally-regulated pensions to maintain pension plan solvency; Introduce a refundable tax credit equal to the amount of pension loss an individual incurs when a pension fails, as a temporary measure; Enable the creation of a Distressed Pension Facility during corporate insolvency; Establish super-priority of pensioners & pension plans in creditor hierarchy during insolvency proceedings.

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Entrepreneurship

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Promote entrepreneurship training & business support, especially for women, young, racialised, & Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Scientific Research & Exp. Dev

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Invest in scientific research; Implement the full funding recommendations from Canada's Fundamental Science Review; Increase funding for granting councils from $22.4B to $30B; Restore Climate Change & Atmospheric Research funding to the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC); Support NSERC's Framework on Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion.

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Innovation

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Increase R&D spending to 2.5% of GDP; Establish a dedicated innovation agency focusing on developing joint projects across universities, private industry, & national labs; Increase direct federal funding for private & student-led business R&D; Provide access to federally-funded intellectual property at a discount to Canadian companies with Canadian operations.

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Taxation

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Place a 10% tax on sugary drinks.

Small Businesses

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Extend wage & rent subsidies until pandemic-related restrictions are fully lifted; Hold the small business tax rate at no more than 9%; Eliminate duplicative tax filings; Streamline approvals for Small & Medium Enterprises to adopt technologies; Subsidise the implementation of new clean technologies across all Small & Medium Enterprises.

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Housing & Homelessness

Homelessness

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Declare housing affordability & homelessness a national emergency; Support existing youth shelters & other infrastructure through federal grants; Invest in creating new youth shelter sin urban & small urban centres; Remove shelter maximum stays for youth; Provide on-site & remote access guidance counselling & therapy for homeless youth; Provide optional relocation services for rural homeless youth

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Housing Prices

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Declare housing affordability & homelessness a national emergency; Create national standards to establish rent & vacancy controls; Provide a retroactive residential arrears program for Canadians at risk of eviction or of being driven into homelessness due to accumulated rent; Raise the empty homes tax for foreign & corporate residential property owners.

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Money Laundering

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Crack down on money laundering in Canadian real estate.

Housing Supply

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Update the formula for defining affordable housing, accounting for regional variance; Fund non-profit & co-op purchasing of existing buildings; Expand the Rapid Housing Initiative; Invest in building & operating 50K supportive housing units over 10 years; Build & acquire 300K units of coop & non-profit housing over 10 years; Create a Co-op Housing Strategy; Refocus CMHC on supporting affordable, non-market, & co-op housing; Appoint a Minister of Housing.

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Renter & Home-Buyer Protections

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Immediately appoint a Federal Housing Advocate; Place a national moratorium on evictions until the pandemic is over, & for a reasonable time after, in cooperation with provincial governments.

Mental Health, Drugs, & Addiction

Addiction & the Opioid Crisis

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Declare the drug poisoning crisis a national public health emergency; Remove criminal penalties for personal possession & use of all drugs; Legislate the change rather than relying on informal or discretionary measures; Increase funding to community-based organisations to test drugs & support users; Implement a national education & distribution program for Naloxone; Ensure a safe supply.

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Mental Health Services

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Establish a national mental health strategy & a suicide prevention strategy; Negotiate the Canada Health Accord to prioritise expansion of mental health & rehabilitation services, & call for mental health services as medically necessary; Increase direct federal funding for community-based mental healthcare; Invest in community supportive housing.

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Miscarriages & Stillbirth

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand parental leave to include leave following miscarriages.

Youth Mental Health

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Provide specific funding for early mental health interventions; Launch a targeted strategy to ensure timely access to mental health services for young people & children; Provide funding for prevention, treatment, & research related to youth mental health; Call for a national study on the impact of phones & social media on mental health in adolescents.

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Human Rights & Equality

Data Privacy

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Enshrine citizens' digital rights, including the right to not be profiled online; Distinguish between demographic profiling & psychometric profiling.

The Blood Ban

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
End the blood ban.

Conversion Therapy

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Ban & condemn the practice of conversion therapy, in all its forms.

Gender Equity

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Pass pay equity legislation; Immediately implement full pay equity for women employed in the federal sector; Develop tax incentives for companies to meet standards; Establish specific job reentry programmes for women with children; Advocate that all political parties nominate, train, & support more women & gender-diverse candidates.

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Hate Crimes & Hate Speech

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Develop better guidelines to address the weaponisation of free expression to promote hate speech & propaganda.

Indigenous & Black Incarceration

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand on & codify the requirement for sentencing judges to take into account systemic & historical racism; Develop clear laws & guidelines aligned with R. v. Ipeelee & R. v. Gladue; Implement additional laws to reduce incarceration of Indigenous peoples; Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences.

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Employment Discrimination

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Support the 23 recommendations outlined in the LGBT Purge Fund's report "Emerging from the Purge".

Trans Health & Access

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Negotiate the Canada Health Accord to prioritise access to gender-affirming health services; Listen to feedback on census questions; Ensure trans, non-binary, & Two Spirit people are able to alter their sex designation on all federally-issued documents, without undertaking surgeries; Require accessible facilities in all federal buildings, including gender-neutral washrooms & changing facilities.

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Racism & Discrimination

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Implement all TRC Calls to Action; Implement all Calls to Justice from the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls; Implement the recommendations of the Report of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its Mission to Canada.

LGBTQ2 Rights & Opportunities

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Establish a funding programme within Health Canada to support community-based organisations offering targeted LGBTQI2+ youth mental health & well-being programmes; Fund community-driven education & awareness programmes & referral programmes; Ban & condemn the practice of medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children.

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Sex Work

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Reform sex work laws to focus on harm reduction; Legalise the sex work industry; Increase funding for community organisations providing services to those driven to sex work by economic deprivation.

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Solitary confinement

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Immediately ensure the Federal Advisory Committee on Prisoner Isolation receives access to required information to monitor the state of solitary confinement in Canada's prisons; Ensure the recommendations of the Office of the Correctional investigator with respect to Structured Intervention Units are implemented; Implement the Senate amendments to Bill C-83.

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Education

Job Training

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Increase the Canada Training Benefit; Support post-secondary institutions to provide new, innovative academic offerings.

Post-Secondary Tuition

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Abolish post-secondary education tuition; Cancel all federally-held student loan debt; Introduce a $2,000/mo retroactive Canada Emergency Student Benefit, until the pandemic is over; Remove the 2% cap on increases in education funding for Indigenous students; Improve funding in federal-provincial transfers to universities & colleges.

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Seniors & Senior Care

Long-Term Care

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Bring long-term care under the Canada Health Act; Create enforceable National Standards for LTC, enforced through penalties including criminal prosecution; Require Emergency & Pandemic Preparedness for LTC, including supplies of PPE; Set a national standard of 4 hours / day of regulated care for each resident; Increase staffing; Improve training, fair pay, benefits, & paid sick leave for staff.

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Aging in Place

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand parental leave to include leave to care for elderly family members; Increase the proportion of LTC investment in community & home-based care from 13% to 35%; Make the Caregiver Tax Credit refundable; Change the Home Renovation Tax Credit from $10K/household to $10K/person.

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Health & Security

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Develop & fund a National Dementia Strategy; Establish a Federal Office of the Seniors' Advocate to provide oversight & leadership on issues related to the current needs of Canadian Seniors; Develop a National Elder Abuse & Neglect Strategy.

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Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Increase the CPP's target income replacement rate over time for income received during work years; Regulate the CPP Investment Board to require divestment of coal, oil, & gas shares; Ensure all investments by the CPP Investment Board are ethical & promote environmental sustainability.

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Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation

Mental Health

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Increase support for Indigenous-led, culturally safe, mental health programs & services; Ensure all programming is guided by the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework; Establish permanent funding for land-based, trauma-informed, community addictions care for Indigenous peoples; Double the Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative's budget.

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Drinking Water

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Invest in & upgrade critical infrastructure to ensure safe water access & to be able to lift boil water advisories in every community; Support Indigenous-led processes to implement safe drinking water & wastewater management systems.

Self-Determination

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Formally repudiate the doctrines of terra nullius, discovery, & others of superiority; Establish a process to transition from the Indian Act, based on free, prior, & informed consent; Implement the recommendations of the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples; Work with Indigenous Peoples & their governing institutions on a nation-to-nation basis; Recognise the rights of non-status & Métis as Indigenous.

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Residential Schools

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Provide sustainable funding for new & existing Indigenous Healing Centres to address the harms caused by residential schools; Honour the TRC request for funding for work on the Missing Children & Unmarked Burials Project; Call on the Pope to apologise on behalf of the Catholic Church for its involvement in residential schools.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Implement all Calls for Justice from the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls.

Indigenous Health

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Uphold Jordan's Principle in full; Support First Nations, Métis, & Inuit in rebuilding traditional knowledge systems around healing & wellness, including formally including traditional healing within mental wellness & home & community care programmes; Devote sufficient resources for maternal & infant care; Expand access to non-insured health benefits to all Indigenous people, regardless of Status, residency, membership.

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Indigenous Education

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Ensure access to quality educational opportunities based on expressed cultural, political, & social priorities of Indigenous governments, following meaningful consultation; Support developing Indigenous education curricula that are language & culture-specific; Remove the 2% funding gap for post-secondary education; Support & sustain the transmission, proliferation, & regeneration of Indigenous cultural works & languages.

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Indigenous Housing

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Allow Indigenous organisations to access financing through CMHC for self-determined housing needs; Allocate funding toward urban Indigenous housing providers; Develop & implement an Urban, Rural, & Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy; Transfer federal lands & property to off-reserve Indigenous organisations to create housing; Establish a For Indigenous, By Indigenous housing support program.

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Indigenous Children

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Recognise that Indigenous children in residential schools have been replaced by Indigenous children in foster care; Stop fighting the Human Rights Tribunal Orders regarding compensation for child & family victims; Ensure non-status First Nations' children living off-reserve have access to Jordan's Principle; Adopt recommendations on funding for First Nations Child & Family Services from the Institute for Fiscal Studies & Democracy's 2020 report.

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Reconciliation

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Implement all 94 Truth & Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Treaties & Land Claims

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Uphold Canada's fiduciary responsibility, fulfill Canada's responsibilities in agreements, honour treaties, & respect all rights of Indigenous Peoples, including rights of self-government; Work towards creating an Indigenous Lands & Treaties Tribunal Act ; Immediately implement the land claims agreements already negotiated & lacking funding, particularly in the territories.

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Natural Resources & Extraction

Aquaculture

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Work with Indigenous & provincial governments to phase out open net-pen finfish aquaculture in Pacific waters by 2025 & all Canadian waters by 2030; Support a just transition for impacted workers; Incentivise the move to land-based closed containment facilities.

Fisheries

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Support Nation-to-Nation engagement on managing shared marine resources to avoid disputes on fisheries law; Allocate funding to fill knowledge gaps for stocks; Complete rebuilding plans by 2024 for the 26 stocks currently in the critical zone; Entrench owner-operator & fleet separation policies in the Fisheries Act; Implement recommendations of the Standing Committee on Fisheries & Oceans report.

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Forestry

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Fund new & innovative value-added forestry-based manufacturing facilities in rural Canada; Work with governments to make sure that wood products are environmentally & economically sustainable in rural Canada.

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Off-Shore Oil

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Cancel all new oil exploration projects, including off-shore.

Pipelines

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Cancel all new pipeline projects, beginning with Trans Mountain.

Hydraulic Fracturing

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Ban hydraulic fracturing.

Oil & Gas

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Cancel all new oil exploration projects; End leasing of federal lands for fossil fuel production, and retire existing licenses; Phase out existing oil & gas operations; Phase out bitumen production between 2030 & 2035.

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Affordability & Childcare

People with Disabilities

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Work to create a Canada Disabilities Act; Support a national equipment fund for equipment such as wheelchairs & accessibility tools; Invest in social housing adapted as necessary to meet particular needs; Provide federal health transfer payments for provinces to direct to rehabilitation; Institute a Guaranteed Livable Income for people with disabilities; Make the Disability Tax Credit refundable.

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Childcare

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Work with governments, Indigenous communities, & the childcare sector to ensure that universal affordable childcare becomes a reality; Increase federal childcare funding to at least 1% of GDP annually; Eliminate GST on construction costs for childcare spaces; Ensure equitable access high-quality, culturally appropriate early learning & childcare programs for First Nations, Inuit, & Métis children.

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Guaranteed Livable Income

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Create a comprehensive & equitable Guaranteed Livable Income for every person in Canada; Payment would be set at a livable level for different regions of the country; Seniors' & children's benefits would remain in place.

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Food & Nutrition

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Consult with residents of northern communities on Arctic farming; Work with non-profit groups to build greenhouses or hydroponic towers in northern communities; Fund education programmes in nutrition & horticulture in northern communities.

Public Safety & Policing

Gender-Based Violence

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Work with women's & Indigenous organisations to develop a comprehensive plan of action, with a timetable & dedicated funding, to eliminate violence against women, girls, & gender-diverse people; Invest $40M over 4 years in the Shelter Enhancement Program; Increase funding for investigations & convictions in human trafficking cases.

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Police Violence

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Develop a national standard for police use-of-force; Work with other jurisdictions to ban certain kinds of force, such as chokeholds & neck restraints; Create a mandatory national database of police use of force, disaggregated by race, ethnic background, national origin, age, & other identities, to better understand the extent of systemic racism in Canadian policing.

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Police Accountability & Reform

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Conduct an immediate review of the RCMP's duties, & identify areas for detasking police & reducing spending; Reallocate funding to social & community services; Design & implement a more effective, transparent, accountable, & independent police oversight system; Review the Civilian Review & Complaints Commission; Create a national standard for independent & accountable oversight of policing.

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Harmful Online Content

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Fund data collection on the spread of online hate & real-world violence; Support research & development to improve AI solutions for detecting misinformation, hate, & violence online; Hold publishers of malicious disinformation to account; Invest in initiatives & partnerships to increase access to accurate information; Limit government to a regulatory role in monitoring & moderating online content.

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Justice & Prisons

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Develop a restorative justice model; Revitalise social, economic, physical, & mental health supports; Ensure prison is a last resort; Implement laws to reduce the incarceration of those with mental health issues through preventive measures; Develop clearer laws to reduce the number of people held in pre-trial detention.

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Immigration & Refugees

Refugees

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Terminate the Safe Third Country Agreement with the US; Address processing time & unaffordable application fees; Eliminate status-based service requirements.

Temporary Foreign Workers

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Introduce low-barrier, more accessible pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers; Develop safe strategies for temporary foreign workers & whistle blowers to report abusive employers without losing their status.

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Family Reunification

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Increase the number of accepted applications for parent & grandparent sponsorship by IRCC; Review adoption bans for Muslim majority countries; Remove visa requirements for most parents visiting their children.

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Credential Recognition

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Review & update accreditation policies & licensing programmes; Work with accreditation institutions to recognise foreign training & education; Allocate more funding to provide training language & employment skills, & accreditation recognition for any newcomers legally eligible to work in Canada; Incentivise employers to hire newcomers & refugee claimants.

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Immigration Process

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Update the citizenship guidebook to include a more accurate history of Canada & Turtle Island, including residential schools & the Indian Act; Address all forms of hate & xenophobia in all aspects of settlement in Canada; Introduce exceptions for permanent residency & citizenship application costs based on household income.

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Visas

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Remove visa requirements for most parents visiting their children.

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CBSA

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Revise all CBSA practices, including operation of immigration detention centres, family separation, & developing an oversight mechanism, including a Civilian Complaint & Review Commission.

Transit & Transportation

Transit Investment

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Create a permanent, dedicated federal transit fund with $3.4B/year starting in 2026-2027; Commit to a multi-year solution to transit operating shortfalls.

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Zero-Emission Vehicles

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Ban the sale of internal combustion engine passenger vehicles by 2030; Expand charging stations for electric vehicles, including in smaller communities & rural areas; Fund grants for purchasing new & used electric vehicles; Fund buy-back programs for old vehicles; Exempt new & used electric & zero-emission vehicles from federal sales tax.

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Intercity Transportation

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand VIA Rail to a rail & bus system; Enact a VIA Rail Act to ensure the VIA Rail mandate for a national passenger transportation network; Ensure access to zero-carbon public transportation, with high-speed rail networks between major cities; Exempt rural & intercity public transport from sales taxes.

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Active Transportation

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand cycling & walking infrastructure; Work with municipalities & provincial governments to develop infrastructure that is accessible to all communities & individuals; Create a national cycling & walking infrastructure fund.

Rail

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Strengthen Canada's rail safety rules; Enact a Via Rail Canada Act; Invest $500M in 2022-23, rising to $720M by 2024 to develop regional rail networks & strengthen rail connections between regions; Build electrified, 200km/h or faster, high-speed rail in the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal-Quebec City triangle, & the Calgary-Edmonton corridor.

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Freight

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Develop a Green Freight Transport program to address greenhouse gas emissions & pollution, in partnership with the freight industry, shipping companies, & delivery businesses.

Ferries

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Convert all passenger ferries to electric or hybrid systems by 2030.

Rural Transit

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Make investments to expand rural transit services & infrastructure; Exempt rural & intercity public transport from sales taxes.

Infrastructure

Northern Infrastructure

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Support the Federation of Canadian Municipalities request for at least $250M/year in dedicated infrastructure funding starting in 2028-29.

Internet Infrastructure

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Build up broadband infrastructure in rural areas; Continue to support the Universal Broadband Fund; Provide an addition $150M annually for 4 years to the Universal Broadband Fund to reach communities at the lowest end of the eligibility spectrum.

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Infrastructure Funding

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Support the Federation of Canadian Municipalities request for at least $250M/year in dedicated infrastructure funding starting in 2028-29; Reduce interest rates to municipalities on loans for infrastructure projects; Double current funding to municipalities; Allocate at least 1% of GST to housing & other municipal infrastructure.

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International Relations

Climate Change

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Submit a revised National Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement reflecting a 60% reduction below 2005 levels by 2030; Ramp up climate financing to USD 4B/year to support climate mitigation, adaptation, & loss & damage in developing countries; Support local green infrastructure in developing countries.

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Québec

Misc.

Rural & Northern Services

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Address disparities in delivery, access, & funding for rural services; Establish a parliamentary committee to collect information on place-based needs in rural & remote communities; Support the Federation of Canadian Municipalities request for at least $250M/year in dedicated infrastructure funding starting in 2028-29.

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Canada Post

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Expand the mandate of Canada Post to include banking, high-speed Internet hubs, & EV charging stations; Increase salaries of Canada Post employees operating in rural communities; Ensure pay gaps between urban & rural services are closed.

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Accessibility

Policy by the Green Party of Canada
Require that housing developments that receive federal funding must ensure 30% of all units in each development are deeply affordable and/or available to people with disabilities & special needs.


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