Unlike most other parties, Green Parties around the world share common values as expressed in the Charter of the Global Greens. The policies of the Green Party of Canada are based on six fundamental principles:
We strive for a democracy in which all citizens have the right to express their views, and are able to directly participate in decisions which affect their lives.
We assert that the key to social justice is the equitable distribution of resources to ensure that all have full opportunities for personal and social development.
We recognize the scope for the material expansion of society within the biosphere, and the need to maintain biodiversity through the use of renewable resources.
We acknowledge that human beings are part of the natural world and we respect the specific value of all forms of life, including non-human species.
We honour and value equally the Earth's biological and ecological diversity together with the context of individual responsibility toward all beings.
We declare our commitment to non-violence and strive for a culture of peace and cooperation between states.