Green New Deal/LEAP

Bill Tieleman

It’s unrealistic, and pursuing it will only lead NDP to leap further off a high political cliff.


“(Media are) portraying the Leap as a radical document, I don’t see it that way and I don’t think most people in Canada do actually.” – Robert Fox, new NDP national director .

CBC Staff
Documentary filmmaker and co-author of the Leap Manifesto, Avi Lewis, says he has been courting the Liberal government to adopt parts of his ambitious climate change agenda. (CBC News)

Filmmaker says Leap Manifesto could expand into a larger political platform

There could come a time when the Leap Manifesto, a five-page document that calls for a radical rejigging of the Canadian economy, moves beyond its existence as a movement, says one of its chief champions.

But Avi Lewis isn't signing up for political office just yet.

Richard Fidler

To overcome the systemic crisis of humanity and Mother Earth we must turn to indigenous ecological concepts, says Pablo Solón in his new book


by Richard Fidler

Denise Leduc

Posted on August 4, 2016 in LEAP

After I became a parent in the early 1990s, I soon became concerned about the environment. I read extensively on the topic, made shifts in my lifestyle choices and aspired to one day be like Scott and Helen Nearing, the 1930s pioneers who advocated simple living for the health of people and nature.

David Camfield

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is currently engaged in collective bargaining with Canada Post. Unlike in previous rounds, the contracts of both the Urban bargaining unit (covering about 42,000 workers) and the unit of some 8,000 Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMCs) are being negotiated simultaneously.

Delivering Community Power

Jason Hickel

15 July 2016 - Earlier this year media outlets around the world announced that February had broken global temperature records by a shocking amount. March broke all the records, too. In June our screens were covered with surreal images of Paris flooding, the Seine bursting its banks and flowing into the streets. In London, the floods sent water pouring into the tube system right in the heart of Covent Garden. Roads in south-east London became rivers two metres deep.

John Riddell

The first two public consultations on climate action organized by Canada's national government in Toronto, gave strong support to the demands of the People's Climate Plan (PCP), an alternative to federal climate-related proposals. The PCP's proposals are listed below.


Jesse McLaren
Tar Sands Protest

The devastating fires in Fort McMurray show the urgent need to transition to an economy that supports people and the planet, and this is part of a transition in climate justice politics.


This new platform plank removes the old wording entirely and addresses the economic inequalities, social inequalities, and productivism of both capitalism and state socialism and emphasizes grassroots democracy in the workplace. This workplace grassroots democracy has been largely absent from the Green platform, and many believe it is the way forward for a truly ecological economy and a new system.


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