About the Greens

The modern green movement started in Canada and around the world in the 1960s when the counter-culture movement launched the first mass rejection of consumer culture. The Green Party of Canada supports smart economics, progressive social planning and responsible and accountable governance. The Green Party of Canada was founded at a conference held at Carleton University in Ottawa in 1983. Under its first leader, Dr. Trevor Hancock, the party ran 60 candidates in the 1984 federal election. The Green Party of Canada is independent of other green parties around the world but remains philosophically aligned with them.

More information about The Green Party of Canada is available from our federal Web site including our Vision for Canada.