What Political Leaders are Saying

For the 2015 federal election, we endorsed 18 green candidates with demonstrated environmental leadership, and channeled volunteer and financial support to their campaigns. Here's what they had to say about the benefits of a GreenPAC endorsement:

 

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"I am very grateful for the endorsement of the GreenPAC in the 2015 election. It is indeed a challenge to work in a non-partisan way in a Canadian federal election. In its inaugural effort, GreenPAC assisted in sending environmental leaders to Parliament. There is no doubt that the 42nd Parliament is greener than its predecessor. Considerable thanks to GreenPAC for boosting voter awareness of the strongest and most capable environmental voices across party lines."

Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada

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"GreenPAC has made an important difference by identifying leaders on environmental issues, and helping them get elected to Parliament. Greater environmental action starts with strong advocates in Parliament."

Michael Chong, Conservative Party of Canada

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"I was so honoured to have been endorsed by GreenPAC. Not only did it provide external and non-partisan validation of my environmental commitment, it gave a boost to our campaign's fundraising efforts. Given the length of the 2015 election period, this latter aspect was crucial.

I appreciate how GreenPAC sensitized environmentally-conscious voters across Canada to their collective power as "political investors". And I appreciate that GreenPAC has established expectations that particular Parliamentarians will perform on sustainability issues. Ultimately, both GreenPAC donors and endorsed candidates are engendering environmental accountability together."

Will Amos, Liberal Party of Canada

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“It was a great honour for me to be selected as an eco-leader during the 2015 federal election campaign. I was both proud and humbled to be endorsed by GreenPAC, a Political Action Committee for the environment. I sincerely believe that recognition from the GreenPAC expert panel is a valuable way to encourage candidates who care about the environment and sustainable development to be actively involved in politics. Having the support of GreenPAC and environmental activists from across Canada enhanced my election campaign in my riding. I was able to consolidate my efforts and make them count by partnering with stakeholders to support sustainable development projects in Drummond and at the federal level.”

François Choquette, New Democratic Party of Canada

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“I was extremely gratified that I was one of the 18 federal candidates from over 1000 candidates from diverse parties who were endorsed by GreenPac for the recent election. It made me feel appreciated for my efforts on environmental issues for many years. While I was not re-elected, it is fantastic that 14 of the 18 were successful. I have no doubt that your efforts made a big difference for many of them. We should build upon this good work so that in future elections, more Canadians will vote for candidates with strong environmental records. Thanks for a very good idea, with obvious positive results!”

Bruce Hyer, Green Party of Canada

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“Being named as one of GreenPAC’s ‘Green 18’ made a big difference for me in this election. The recognition and assistance provided by GreenPAC’s supporters helped distinguish me from other candidates in the race, and made it easy to communicate my environmental record to my constituents."

Joyce Murray, Liberal Party of Canada

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“It was an honour to be named an environmental champion and ‎receive an endorsement from GreenPAC during the 2015 Federal election. I absolutely believe that an endorsement based on accomplishments as opposed to promises goes a long way to help environmentally conscious voters make informed choices. GreenPAC’s endorsement helped bring financial and volunteer support to my re-election campaign and I am grateful for that."

Fin Donnelly, New Democratic Party of Canada