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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

The Green Party, by the numbers
 by Barry Brimbecom

1987 Year in which Green Party of Ontario was founded.
10 Number of planks in the Green 2003 Ontario election platform (sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy, ecological wisdom, decentralization, non-violence, feminism, diversity, personal and global responsibility, community-based economics).
102 Number of Ontario's 103 ridings in which the Green Party will field candidates for the 2003 election.
59 Number of Ontario ridings with Green candidates in the 1999 provincial election.
30,000,000 Value of trust fund the party will create for Walkerton residents if it's elected, in dollars.
4 Number of years after which a Green Party government would call an election in Ontario.
1 Number of privately owned Ontario prisons that Greens would appropriate.
40 Maximum number of hours Ontario residents should work each week before they are paid overtime, according to Green platform.
880 Green Party's proposal for Ontario's minimum wage, in cents.
50 Percentage reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that Ontario Greens consider a minimum target.

Greens in Canada

7 Number of provincial or territorial Green Parties in Canada.
10 Number of Green candidates who ran in the most recent Alberta election.
0 Number of Green candidates who won seats in the most recent Alberta election.
12.39 Percentage of popular vote won by Greens in British Columbia provincial election, 2001.
0 Number of seats won by Green candidates in 2001 B.C. election.
111 Number of 301 districts where Green candidates ran in the 2000 federal election.

Greens Abroad

30 Number of countries in which Green candidates have been elected.
7 Number of countries in which Green Party leaders have been part of governing coalitions.
2.6 Percentage of ballots cast for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.
0.5 Percentage difference between ballots cast for winner George Bush and runner-up Al Gore.


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