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Global justice

Principal Spokesperson: Platform Chair

View Global Justice(external link) in the official 2004 platform.

Global Justice


Global justice is defined, for our purposes, as social justice viewed from a global perspective.

Global income inequality is probably greater now than it has ever been in human history.

Currently, the richest 1% of people in the world receive as much as the bottom 57%. The Green Party has a plan to stop the concentration of wealth at the very tip of the economic pyramid, and restructure the economy on a more balanced and sustainable footing. Action needs to be taken at the national and the international level.

We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.

US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis


Principle: Rather focus solely on an equality of outcomes, we must seek the causes of persistent and increasing inequality, and empower individuals to find equality on their own terms.

To achieve a more just society, the Green Party will continuously seek to replace disempowering and discriminating institutions with empowering egalitarian ones.

As a government, Greens will seek to address:

  • injustice due to unequal access to government, the media and the legal system,
  • injustice arising from an unequal access to information.
  • injustice arising from predjudice, racism and human rights violations.
  • injustice arising from Canada?s dishonest dealings with first nations people.
  • injustice arising from war and the violation of international law.
  • injustice arising from an undemocratic and biased international trade regime.
  • the injustice of exterminating species and ecosystems because of misguided economic paradigms.

Fact: Global income inequality is probably greater now than it has ever been in human history.

According to the University of California Atlas of Global Inequality(external link), currently, the richest 1% of people in the world receives as much as the bottom 57%.

The Green Party of Canada has a plan to stop the concentration of wealth at the very tip of the economic pyramid, and restructure the economy on a more balanced and sustainable footing. Action needs to be taken at the national and the international level.





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