What are you thoughts on these topics? • Que pensez-vous de ces sujets?
VISION: What does a right world look like? • À quoi ressemble un monde sain?
CULTURE: What do people like us do? What do we care about? How will we behave amongst one another—and everyone else—as we pursue our vision? • Que font les gens comme nous? Qu’est-ce qui nous importe? Comment nous comporterons-nous en poursuivant notre vision?
MISSION: What are we together trying to achieve? • Que cherchons-nous ensemble à réaliser?
STRATEGY/STRATÉGIE: What strategies will we employ to achieve these goals? • Quelles sont les stratégies que nous utiliserons pour atteindre ces objectifs?
OTHER TOPICS relating to the Green Party that come to mind
AUTRES SUJETS Autres sujets liés au Parti vert du Canada qui vous viennent à l’esprit.
Respect for Diversity
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- We need to make sure we have bridges built between the “conservationists” and the “eco-modernists”. To what degree do we see addressing our relationship with the planet as a need for humans to pull back (consume less and leave nature alone), or for humans to innovate our way to a new relationship with our greater environment? Dialogue and mutual-understanding between these viewpoints is key. To clarify, eco-modernists focus on this solution , while a conservationist might think that this is the answer.
Strategy: While our ultimate mission is to influence the politics of Canada through electoral and parliamentary politics to bring us closer to the Green Vision for Canada while steering us clear of what we might call the “Green Nightmare” for Canada (runaway climate change, third-world income inequality and the complete erosion of democracy), I believe more and more that we have an important “side mission” as well, which is to help enhance and safeguard the democratic environment of Canada which will be critical to the fulfillment of the great mission. This means not only working to strengthen Canada's institutions so that they make better, more accountable and far-sighted decisions, but doing anything we can as a political party to give people better practice at exercising the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, including their capacity for deliberative reasoning and dialogue. Without these ongoing efforts, I feel that any gains we might make risk being wiped out.
Greens do things differently, so why can't the GPC have two leaders?! Shared power is unusual, but not uncommon. Co-leadership would send a powerful message that the Greens are a party that cooperates to get things done. The vision is large, and two leaders can divide the work and complement each other in expertise, experience, and perspective. It's also great public optics and powerful symbolism. It's happening in Europe. The ensuing division of work could also encourage a more diverse pool of candidates.