The candidates are listed by province and riding name.Green Party of Alberta.
|2001 provincial||Calgary North Hill||Green||404||4/4||Richard Magnus, Progressive Conservative|
|2004 federal||Calgary Southwest||Green||3,210||6.22||3/6||Stephen Harper, Conservative|
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University in 1975, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences in 1981. He subsequently worked as a journalist, instructor and environmental activist. Now residing in Winnipeg, Kattenburg is the owner and operator of Earth Chronicle Productions, which has created documentaries on issues relating to development and the environment. His series include The Earth Chronicles, More Than Just A Dozen, Children of the Earth, Partners in Action and ClimateWatch.
He received 1264 votes in 2004, or about 3.5% of the total cast.Conservative candidate Steven Fletcher.
He was arrested in 1993 for taking part in an anti-logging protest at Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, and fined $1500. The fee was paid by the Green Party of Canada. A newspaper report of the arrest lists him as twenty-one years old.
Shortly after the 2004 election, Nickarz organized a protest against the spraying of malathion in Winnipeg. City authorities argued that the spraying would reduce the city's mosquito population, although Nickarz and others believed it was ineffective and dangerous. David's father Jim Nickarz was arrested for protesting against malathion spraying the following year, and vowed to go on a hunger strike during his time in jail. The younger Nickarz was quoted as saying, "My father's of sound mind... he's very determined to see [the protest] through". In 2006, Nickarz joined with veteran Winnipeg activist Nick Ternette and others to form the Cancer Brigade, a group that argues malathion weakens the body's immune system and its ability to fight cancer.
He has campaigned for the federal and provincial Green Parties on three occasions.
|1999 provincial||Concordia||Green||87||1.07||4/4||Gary Doer, New Democratic Party|
|2000 federal||Winnipeg—Transcona||Green||229||0.70||5/8||Bill Blaikie, New Democratic Party|
|2004 federal||Churchill||Green||612||3.09||4/4||Bev Desjarlais, New Democratic Party|
The 2004 election was Clubb's first venture into electoral politics. She received 673 votes, about 2% of the total cast.
Gair was a security official during the election. His campaign centred on the need to find alternative energy sources, to replace forestry products and petroleum. According to his campaign literature, he supports a social model based on community and family instead of competition. He received 719 votes (2.46%), finishing fourth against New Democratic Party incumbent Bill Blaikie.
Giesbrecht is a lawyer and activist in Manitoba, Canada. Raised in rural Manitoba, Giesbrecht moved to Winnipeg in 1986 and has resided there since that time. He is a lawyer with the firm of Inkster Christie Hughes, specializing in estate, unemployment and labour law. Giesbrecht has also been involved in volunteer organizations, including a number of anti-poverty groups in Winnipeg's downtown core.
He received 756 votes, or about 2% of the total votes in the riding.
The 2004 election was Backé's first as a candidate. He claimed that his priorities were Senate reform and the creation of federal subsidy for ecologically-sound methods of transportation. He received 925 votes (2.40%), finishing fourth against Liberal incumbent Raymond Simard.
Raised in Toronto, Faye now works as a massage therapist in the Winnipeg area, and promotes natural health concerns. She is the owner of DragonFly Massage and the Vice-President of a feminist apartment co-op (where she herself lives). Faye has worked with Mediation Services, the Revenue Planning Committee of Shakespeare in the Ruins and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. In 2001, Faye's therapy massage centre was awarded SEED Winnipeg's Community Development Business Award. She herself is a member of the Community Development Business Association.
Faye joined the Green Party in 2000. In 2002, she temporarily moved from her home to a public campground to protest the spraying of malathion against insects in the Winnipeg area (she herself was chemically-injured in 1978, and still suffers some health symptoms resulting from this event). Her campaign in 2004 focused on environmental and health concerns, with an emphasis on "re-creation of healthy human habitat". She received 1151 votes, or 4.3% of the total votes cast in Winnipeg Centre.
Weinberg has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Winnipeg. He has been a member of a Winnipeg organization called Jews for a Just Peace, which supports Palestinian self-determination and a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He took part in a protest against former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's appearance in the city in 2002, arguing that Netanyahu "believes that more violence is a way to security".
As of 2006, Weinberg is studying Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. He remains interested in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, and has called for "justice and peace and mutual recognition" between Israelis and Palestinians based on human rights.
He believes that ecoliteracy is key to transitioning from inefficient and unsustainable growth economics to localized and diversified smaller-scale economies. He has also identified biomimcry. a principle of design that replicates nature's cycles, as a powerful tool for humanity.
|2003 provincial||St. Johns||Green||221||3.79||4/5||Gord Mackintosh, New Democratic Party|
|2004 federal||Winnipeg North||Green||531||2.04||4/6||Judy Wasylycia-Leis, New Democratic Party|
Cameron served as president of the Green Party of Manitoba in 2005, and appealed for Markus Buchart to remain as party leader after a period of division in the party. He resigned his position in support of Buchart in March 2005 (Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 2005).
He has been nominated to run for the Green Party in Winnipeg South in the 39th Canadian federal election.
Raised in the upscale River Heights section of Winnipeg, Scott has been involved in local community organizations such as Take Pride Winnipeg!, a group which seeks to increase civic responsibility. In 2003, he received the Young Civic Leader's Award from Kelvin High School.
Scott's campaign in 2004 focused primarily on environmental issues, including recycling and anti-idling campaigns. He received 1508 votes, close to 4% of the total cast in the riding. This was the party's second-best showing in the city.
Oddy had previously run in the same riding in the Canadian federal election, 2000 where he came sixth, with 587 votes.
Langstaff is a frequent candidate for the Green Party, having campaigned under its banner in 1997, 2000 and 2004. He was also a candidate of the Green Party of Ontario in 1999. He has rejected the view that the Green Party is left-wing, and has argued that it does not fit into the traditional "left-right" spectrum (Ottawa Citizen, 30 April 2004).
|1997 federal||Ottawa West—Nepean||Green||416||5/8||Marlene Catterall, Liberal|
|1999 provincial||Lanark—Carleton||Green||681||5/6||Norman Sterling, Progressive Conservative|
|2000 federal||Lanark—Carleton||Green||871||1.37||5/8||Scott Reid, Canadian Alliance|
|2004 federal||Carleton—Lanark||Green||3,665||4/4||Gordon O'Connor, Conservative|
King is an environmental and social policy consultant in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Timmins, Ontario, King lived in New York City, Amsterdam amongst other places in the 1960s and 1970s. He lived in Rochdale College in Toronto, a building which was later converted to apartments and in which he still lives over 30 years later. He has served as tenant rep in a building in which he has to campaign in many languages just in one hallway, and is very involved in local causes for immigrants, the disabled, mentally ill and disadvantaged. He is an expert in Canada's tax system and files tax returns for disabled people.
He is also an expert in emissions trading especially for non-point sources, and has worked on land trust and fundraising problems related to forest preservation and preventing deforestation, though he has never made a living in this field, his advice is widely sought by other Greens on ecology-related accounting matters. A briefing paper coauthored by King on GAAP and ISO 19011 remains the Green Party of Canada's sole reference on this subject.
On urban issues, King has been very active and prominent, and literally kept some citizen activist groups going through periods of low participation. An early member of the Toronto Local Employment and Trading System (LETS), he ran up the largest account of any member before that system was ended, to be replaced by the Toronto dollar. He was a member and director of C4LD, Province of Toronto. He supported Tooker Gomberg for Mayor of Toronto in 2000, and David Miller in 2003, when he ran a "Greens for Miller" group. Gomberg, Miller, and other longtime King allies Michael Walker and Michael Prue were all staunch supporters of province status for the City of Toronto, a cause that King championed again in 2001 as candidate for the Province of Toronto Party, a nomination that he sought to originally offer to Prue (who ran for the NDP). The two remain allies on urban issues, King having briefed federal Liberal cabinet minister John Godfrey on areas of policy which Prue covers for the provincial NDP. King met Godfrey (Don Valley West) when campaigning as the Don Valley East candidate with other Greens in the 2004 federal election. King received 1,172 votes, finishing fourth out of six candidates. The winner was Yasmin Ratansi of the Liberal Party of Canada.
King has also been a perennial candidate, staffer and fundraiser for the Green Party of Ontario. He recruited and trained numerous candidates and staff for the GPO and, as of December 2005, serves as its Operations Coordinator. He has volunteered to run in ridings where the party has poor organization, for instance, he did not actually campaign in Kenora—Rainy River during the 2003 Ontario election because of financial constraints covering such a huge remote riding. He is an advocate of Northern Ontario issues, and believes it must also have separate province status, equivalent to the status he seeks for Toronto.
Pavlov is an advocate for A Better Way To Live and is a member of the childfree movement, which argues that people without children are more likely to pursue environmentally-friendly lifestyles. She received 1,378 votes, finishing fourth in a field of five candidates. The winner was Beth Phinney of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Pavlov made the following comment in the 2003 Ontario election: "Forget what you think you know about the Green Party. This isn’t a party of Birkenstock-wearing tree-huggers — those old stereotypes are a thing of the past."
Pavlov's sister, Jo Pavlov, has also campaigned for the Green Party (Spectator, 29 June 2004).
She moved to Kingston, Ontario in 1999, and was 48 years old at the time of the 2004 election (Kingston Whig-Standard, 26 June 2004). Balfour was chosen as the GPC nominee over Queen's University professor George Clark, and finished fourth against Liberal incumbent Peter Milliken with 3,339 votes (6.13%), one of the strongest showings for the Green Party in Ontario.
Baranyi campaigned for the House of Commons as an independent candidate in the 2000 election, and ran for the Green Party of Ontario in 2003. In the latter campaign, he opposed a proposed Ottawa River boat bypass around Chats Dam (Ottawa Citizen, 12 September 2003). He received 2,736 votes (4.84%) in 2004, finishing fourth against Conservative candidate Scott Reid.
Walker is a frequent candidate for the GPC and the provincial Green Party of Ontario. He ran an entirely solo campaign in the 1997 federal election, working without a riding association or election scrutineers. After the election, he helped to build a Green Party association in Kingston (KWS, 3 June 1997).
|1997 federal||Kingston and the Islands||Green||902||1.74||5/6||Peter Milliken, Liberal|
|1999 provincial||Kingston and the Islands||Green||1,174||4/6||John Gerretsen, Liberal|
|2000 federal||Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington||Green||516||5/8||Larry McCormick, Liberal|
|2003 provincial||Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke||Green||671||4/4||John Yakabuski, Progressive Conservative|
|2004 federal||Nepean—Carleton||Green||2,886||4/5||Pierre Poilievre, Conservative|
Chernushenko later became deputy leader of the GPC. See his biography page for more details.
He received 1,520 votes (4.00%) in the 2004 election, finishing fourth against Liberal incumbent Tom Wappel. He has been nominated again as the Green Party candidate for Scarborough Southwest in the 39th Canadian federal election.Liberal incumbent Walt Lastewka.
Luke Norton was born and raised in Falconbridge, near Sudbury. He first ran for public office as a candidate of the Green Party of Ontario in the 2003 provincial election, at age 24. He had previously attended Cambrian College's Computer Systems Technology program, and was studying History at Laurentian University. During this campaign, he called for Sudbury to pursue cleaner mining technology, and market its research around the world.
Norton ran for the Green Party of Canada in 2004. He broke with his party's official party by indicating that he did not support the legalization of cannabis, citing his own bad experiences with the drug. Norton later became president of the Laurentian University Students' General Association. He helped to organize a mock funeral marking the "death of affordable education" in January 2007, after the provincial government of Dalton McGuinty lifted a freeze on tuition rates.
|2003 provincial||Sudbury||Green||1,009||2.83||4/4||Rick Bartolucci, Liberal|
|2004 federal||Sudbury||Green||1,999||4.67||4/5||Diane Marleau, Liberal|
Spring joined the Green Party in 2000, and worked as campaign manager for Green Party candidates Chris Holt and Cary M. Lucier in the 2003 provincial election (Windsor Star, 15 September 2003). He received 1,545 votes (3.50%) in the 2004 election, finishing fourth against New Democratic Party candidate Brian Masse.
Greenfield (born 1967) is a veteran environmental activist, property manager, poet, singer and frequent candidate for public office (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin, 25 November 2000). He is an opponent of genetically-modified foods, has participated in anti-nuclear protests in Saskatchewan, and helped establish a LETS bartering system. Greenfield has also participated in marches against the Free Trade Area of the Americas and the Group of Eight. He was thirty-two years old at the time of his first campaign, in 1999 (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, 19 October 1999).
He has campaigned for both the Green Party of Canada and the Saskatchewan New Green Alliance. He was elected as Saskatchewan's representative to the Green Party executive in 2004.
|1999 provincial||Saskatoon Meewasin||NGA||294||4/4||Carolyn Jones, New Democratic Party|
|federal by-election, 15 November 1999||Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar||Green||175||5/6||Dennis Gruending, New Democratic Party|
|2000 federal||Saskatoon—Wanuskewin||Green||402||1.21||5/5||Maurice Vellacott, Canadian Alliance|
|8 November 2001, provincial by-election||Saskatoon Idylwyld||NGA||68||4/5||David Forbes, New Democratic Party|
|2003 provincial||Saskatoon Meewasin||NGA||77||4/4||Frank Quennell, New Democratic Party|
|2004 federal||Saskatoon—Wanuskewin||Green||960||2.96||4/4||Maurice Vellacott, Conservative|