Green Party of Canada Historical Election Results

Some folks on social media have asked how the Green Party’s result in this election compares to past years. Here’s a chart:

YearLeaderPopular voteSeats
1984-2000Trevor Hancock,
Seymour Trieger,
Chris Lea,
Joan Russow
0.21-0.81%0
2004Jim Harris4.32%0
2006Jim Harris4.48%0
2008Elizabeth May6.80%0
2011Elizabeth May3.91%1
2015Elizabeth May3.45%1
2019Elizabeth May6.50%3

Singh’s “Points of Difference”: National Unity

(This post is the second in a series. Previously, I examined Singh’s claim about Abortion Rights.)

At the first Leader’s Debate on Sept 12th, 2019, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh proposed four “points of difference” between the NDP and the Greens. One of his claims was that the NDP has “a solid position when it comes down to national unity”, and by implication, that the Greens do not. Is this claim legitimate?

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Are Singh’s “Four Points of Difference” Between the Greens and NDP Legitimate?

During the Maclean’s–CityTV leader’s debate on September 12th 2019, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh contrasted his party with the Greens by naming four alleged points of difference between the parties. Are those differences legitimate?

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Decade of Decline, Part 1.2: The Declining Number of Active EDAs

Since 2007, the Green Party of Canada has experienced an ongoing decline in the number of active EDAs (riding associations), and an erosion of the party’s core of long-established EDAs.

(This post is the second part of Decade of Decline, my report detailing the collapse of grassroots support for the Green Party of Canada. The remaining parts will be published on this blog over the next few weeks. For a table of contents, please see the Introduction.)

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A week before the GPC convention, a poll puts them at 10%. What’s the real story?

An article published September 21st on ipolitics.ca carried the headline More Canadians than ever support Green Party. Reporting on an EKOS poll, the article quoted pollster Frank Graves as saying the party was “doing as well as they ever have”, with support “around 10 points”, and then stating “If there was an election tomorrow, they’d probably win a handful of seats.”

This would appear to be positive news for GPC supporters heading into the party’s national convention next weekend. The reality, however, is less inspiring.

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