Speakers & Guests at Convention 2018

Caroline Lucas

Co-Leader, Green Party of England and Wales
MP for Brighton Pavilion

We don’t pretend you can party on forever, and the earth will keep providing.
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Thomas Homer-Dixon

Writer and Professor, University of Waterloo

People feel that voting Green is a meaningful response to the enormous and impersonal forces affecting their lives.
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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Now is the time to stand beside Indigenous people in support of our timeless struggle to defend Mother Earth.
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Elizabeth May

Leader, Green Party of Canada
MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands

It's time to tell Canadians the truth — about climate change, about democracy, and about global corporate rule.
Read Elizabeth May's bio

Mike Schreiner

Leader, Green Party of Ontario
MPP for Guelph

Be a strong voice to change the political status quo.
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Adriane Carr

Leader, Vancouver Greens
Vancouver City Councillor

If you’re on the outside telling them how to do it better, it gets tiresome. You want to go in and play in the Majors.
Read Adriane Carr's bio

Sybren Kooistra

Campaign Manager, European Greens

Always ask.
Read Sybren Kooistra's bio

Gareth Hughes

MP, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

We need better ways of living because we don’t have a Planet B.
Read Gareth Hughes's bio

Thane Robyn

Director, Kind Space

Turn conversation into activation.
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Chlöe Swarbrick

MP, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

Change doesn't often come from the top. Change most frequently comes in the form of a groundswell by the people for the people.
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Laurie Embree


I truly believe that when we have laws that support injustice, it is the duty of all good men and women to stand up and challenge those laws.
Read Laurie Embree's bio

Sonia Furstenau

MLA for Cowichan Valley, Deputy Leader, BC Greens

Politics at its best is about creating a vision for the future, and politicians at their best inspire people to get behind that vision.
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David Coon

Leader, Green Party of New Brunswick
MLA for Fredericton South

Voting Green is not a protest vote. Voting Green is a vote for something you want.
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Racelle Kooy

There is so much power and possibility in our collective wisdom.
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Gordon Laxer

Founding Director, Parkland Institute

We can make the transition to a low carbon, socially just society. This is the time when we have to change our mentality.
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Adam Olsen

BC Greens MLA, Saanich North and the Islands

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. Rather, we borrow it from our children.
Read Adam Olsen's bio

Peter Bevan-Baker

Leader, Green Party of Prince Edward Island
MLA, Kellys Cross-Cumberland

Strive to re-establish nobility in politics.
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Wendy Larose-Marois

Manager, Elections Canada

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