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Source: The Guradian

Prince Edward Island elevates Green party to opposition in Canadian first

Today 10:49 GMT

A Green party will form the official opposition for the first time in Canadian history, following a closely watched election in the province of Prince Edward Island.

“Islanders responded … by granting us a record number of seats – by far the most seats ever by a Green party in Canada,” said Bevan-Baker, later adding: “My god, I love this island.” A Scottish-born dentist, Bevan-Baker ran on a fiscally conservative but socially progressive platform in the agriculture-rich province that is on the front lines of a changing climate.

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Source: CTV

Prince Edward Island poised for minority government

Today 10:49 GMT

Voters in P.E.I. have shed their century-old embrace of the Island's two-party system by electing a minority government, but the final outcome remained unclear amid a tight electoral race that saw the Tories holding a slim lead over the Greens.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Green party, votes in the Prince Edward Island provincial election in Bonshaw, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

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Source: Fox News

John Stossel: The Green New Deal and the one thing no one ever wants to talk about

Today 10:50 GMT

If a Green New Deal is ever implemented, says Mills, it would rob the poor by raising energy costs, while “giving money to wealthy people in the form of subsidies to buy $100,000 cars, to put expensive solar arrays on their roofs or to be investors in wind farms.”

“That’s a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced,” James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, says in my latest video. “Renewable is so inconsistent,” he adds.

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Source: CTV

Tories take early lead in P.E.I. election race

Today 12:41 GMT

Prince Edward Island's Progressive Conservatives took an early lead over their rivals as the ballots were counted at the end of a campaign that was defined by what appeared to be a surging Green party.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Green party, votes in the Prince Edward Island provincial election in Bonshaw, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. NDP Leader Joe Byrne, left to right, Progressive Conservative Leader Dennis King, Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker and Liberal Leader Wade MacLauchlan pose for a photo at the provincial leaders debate at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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Source: Global News

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May celebrates wedding, Jody Wilson-Raybould contemplates Green run

Tuesday 17:16 GMT

Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May tied the knot with retired tech entrepreneur John Kidder in Victoria on Monday afternoon.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May engaged to retired tech entrepreneur John Kidder. The Earth Day wedding was billed as a low carbon-affair including a motorcade of electric vehicles, re-used flowers, a potluck reception, and a cross-Canada train trip as the honeymoon.

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Source: The Guradian

How the Green New Deal was hatched in a London bar – podcast

Today 01:30 GMT

Plus: the Guardian’s education correspondent on why schools are going to test four-year-olds. Presented by India Rakusen with Larry Elliott and Sally Weale, produced by Joshua Kelly, Leah Green and Axel Kacoutié; executive producers Nicole Jackson and Phil Maynard. In 2007, Larry Elliott met a friend to discuss the financial crisis.

Over the course of the evening, and several drinks, they cooked up the Green New Deal – a plan to deal with the effects of the economic crisis and the threat of climate change.

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Source: DW

How long will Angela Merkel's chancellorship last?

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

They want to prevent Merkel stepping down prematurely and being replaced by Kramp-Karrenbauer, who could benefit tremendously from taking the chancellorship ahead of the 2021 general elections.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has taken over as head of the conservative party, and it is an open secret that Merkel would love to see her become the next German chancellor, too. She has already stood down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

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Source: The Guradian

Change UK: ‘we’re the natural home of the remain alliance’

Sunday 16:19 GMT

The party’s interim leader, the former Tory MP Heidi Allen, who yesterday challenged other leaders to a TV debate, claimed that the exodus from established parties showed Change UK was now the “natural home of the ‘Remain Alliance’” and of people who wanted a second referendum.

Change UK has faced criticism over recent days for refusing to unite with other pro-EU parties to prevent the Remain vote from splitting, and harming the chances of anti-Brexit parties winning seats under the proportional representation list system used for European elections.

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Source: CTV

P.E.I. Green Party candidate and son killed in canoeing accident

Sunday 16:19 GMT

With only a few days before voters were to go to the polls in Prince Edward Island, the Green party suspended all campaigning Saturday after the sudden death of one of its candidates and his young son.

Prince Edward Island Green Party candidate Josh Underhay and his young son were killed, according to Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker. (Josh Underhay, Green Party of PEI / Facebook). Josh Underhay, a married father of two boys, had been the Green's candidate in District 9, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.


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