Hello Greens Supporters!
The last federal election is well behind us and we are excited for the road ahead! This may have been the last election using the unfair first past the post system. If we begin investing today for the October 21, 2019 election we will be in a most favourable position, and the earlier we start the easier it will be.

How? With just $5/month!

If every member signed up today for just $5/month, we will have enough funds by October 2019 ! Additionally, if each of us found just one more supporter to become a member and do the same, our funds can even match that of the Conservative Party of Canada. But even more important than that, we will be in a position to fund initiatives that improve our community; things like improving and maintaining nature trails, transferring unsold foods from local organic farms to the schools and soup kitchens that can really use it, or much needed medical equipment for our hospitals, and other issues that are important to us Greens.

That’s why I am taking the monthly pledge.

I’ll be honest, my bills are pretty tight right now and my wife and I are doing everything we can to better our situation, and we are just starting to see the light shine in front of us. However, the general political discourse I see is too much talking and not enough doing. I want to take action and see results today. If we take action today, we have the power to improve our community immediately.
And as a party with our roots in activism it should be a natural and fun!

In reality, I know that I won’t notice the $5 when I’m paying my bills.
Life will pass by all the same. But I will notice the trails that are being maintained and knowing that I lent a helping hand. The teachers will notice an improvement in in their students’ attitudes. The doctors and nurses will notice having sufficient equipment at their hands, and the patients will appreciate the faster service as a result. And on top of all that, I probably will notice the $45 that I’ll get back every year at tax time.I don’t want to wait until 2019 to make more promises, I want to take action today to strengthen our community, and I hope you feel the same!

Kevin Babcock
CEO North Okanagan district, Green Party of Canada

PS. Just in the 10 minutes it took me to write this, I found that I believe in it so much that I decided to double up to $10/month. The benefits of our contributions are just too important to pass up!

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North Okanagan-Shuswap Green Party

Greens had great candidates in the 2015 federal election. Nationally we increased the number of our votes from the 2011 election, which is something to celebrate.
Liberals received 11 times the number of votes of the Green Party but 184 times the number of seats. Is this fair representation?
Liberals received 39.5% of the popular vote, got 55% of the seats and scooped the majority of power in parliament.
That’s what happens with Canada’s unfair “First Past The Post” electoral system.
If you would like to see a strong green presence in the next election, please support proportional representation, and volunteer to help us or donate to the North Okanagan-Shuswap Green Party of Canada.
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Happy Birthday Canada!

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Yesterday we celebrated 150 years of this exercise in co-operation called Canada.  For sure the land and the original settlers have been here longer than that… a lot longer.  In fact there is mounting evidence that the first people on this land we now call Canada were here even before the land/ice bridge occurred at the end of the last ice age.  These people agreed to share this land with the newcomers from Europe and for that, I’m grateful to them and their descendants.
There is a certain amount of group pride in being Canadian and a whole lot of personal gratitude, but we need to acknowledge that this Canada that we love is still not treating the original people here very well – actually they’ve been treated terribly – and this is something we all need to work on before we can feel accomplishment as a nation.
We can be proud of our history of helping other countries in their hours of need, in our acceptance of others and in our desires and actions to be a beneficial force in our world.
I personally feel just plain lucky to have been allowed to grow up Canadian, but recently the direction we Canadians have taken has filled me with immense gratitude, pride and much realistic hope for the future of our country, our world and our children.
In the last federal election, we Canadians made extra efforts to shun bigotry and embrace inclusiveness,  to move past the status quo and work to re-define a country and a world that respects the rights of all, including future generations and their right to a livable world.  That is an immense reversal of a world view that is not only essential to survival, but also is a return to a more heroic way of being – one that my parents and theirs lived by.
We didn’t get what we asked for or were promised, but that is the fault of those who would break their promises on fair elections, honest environmental reviews, protecting the right of privacy and substantial action on equity between Indigenous peoples and modern settlers.
Yes, the Trudeau Liberals are better than the previous administration but that was a pretty low bar.  We need to move the bar up and hold this new government accountable.  That’s where we need you to do what you can to keep upward pressure on this Liberal government that has been back sliding into the “Old Boys Club” again.
Right here, right now, as this country celebrates it’s 150th birthday, is the time to set our course for the next 150.  It is up to you, and me, everyone, to make sure we’re headed in the right direction.  So that future generations will have a fighting chance to help this world. So that in another 150 years those that bear the torch we once so valiantly carried, will not only celebrate the birthday of this nation, but the renewal of a world that we almost lost.
So please stay informed and help out where you can.  Together we will build a better country and world.
Happy Birthday Canada!
The Okanagan Shuswap Greens