Adjournment Proceedings: Site C Dam

On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 in Adjournment Proceedings, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening to pursue a question that I initially asked on October 10. The Minister of the Environment responded to my question. It has been catalogued tonight under aboriginal affairs, but it really touches on a number of key questions. It touches on energy policy, environmental impacts, and first nations rights. The issue is that of the proposed Site C dam. When I asked about this dam on October 10, the fe... ...

Amendments to Bill C-38

On Saturday, June 9th, 2012 in Uncategorized

Motion No. 6 — June 8, 2012 — Ms. May (Saanich-Gulf Islands) — That Bill C-38, in Clause 7, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 5 on page 7 with the following: ““political activity” means the making of a gift by a donor to a qualified donee for the purpose of allowing the donor to maintain a level of funding of political activities that is less than 10% of its income for a taxation year by delegating the carrying out of political activities to th... ...

Respect for Communities Act

On Thursday, November 28th, 2013 in Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to have the opportunity today to speak to Bill C-2. Members will know how unusual it is for a member in my position in this House to actually get a chance to speak at second reading to any of the legislation. This is a particularly important piece of legislation, and I am pleased to stand here and urge that, when this piece of legislation goes to committee, the Conservative members should actually ta... ...

Greens call on federal government to honour First Nations treaty rights, say “No” to Site C Dam

On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada today calls on the federal government to abide by the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling in the Tsilhqot’in land title case, and to honour the established treaty rights of the Treaty 8, Saulteau and Blueberry River First Nations, in rejecting BC Hydro’s application to build the Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. “We have time to get this right. Given the Joint Review Panel findings that there is no... ...

Question Period – Site C Clean Energy Project

On Friday, October 10th, 2014 in Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question for the Prime Minister relates to the joint review panel on the proposed Site C development in British Columbia. The panel review is very clear that there will be significant effects, that cannot be mitigated, affecting the hunting, fishing, and trapping rights of Treaty 8, Saulteau, and Blueberry River First Nations. Their decision came down even before the Tsilhquot’in Supreme Court decision. W... ...

Greens stand with Treaty 8 First Nations, Union of BC Indian Chiefs in opposition to Site C dam project

On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 in Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, joins the Treaty 8 First Nations chiefs and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs in calling on the federal government to reject BC Hydro’s application to build the controversial Site C Dam on northeastern BC’s Peace River. Ms. May and Green Deputy Leader Bruce Hyer, MP for Thunder Bay–Superior North, joined Chief Roland Wilson of the West Moberly First Nations, Chief Li... ...

Late Show: Site C Dam

On Thursday, April 14th, 2016 in Adjournment Proceedings, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight on adjournment proceedings to pursue a question that I asked in the House on February 23. My question related to actions of the previous government, and I want to stress this. This issue primarily rests with actions taken by the previous government where multitudes of British Columbians, first nations, and conservation groups were looking to the new government to correct a wrong to right an injustice. I... ...

Site C: Feds quietly issue permits for project, ignoring First Nations treaty rights

On Friday, July 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized

(OTTAWA) July 28, 2016 - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement after learning that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada have issued federal permits to allow construction of the Site C dam hydroelectric project to commence: “I am deeply disappointed that fed‎eral Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, and Transport Minister, the Hon. Marc Garneau, have issued permits to allow... ...

Elizabeth May visits Site C dam protest camp, offers support to hunger striker Kristin Henry in Vancouver, B.C.

On Friday, April 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized

(OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich – Gulf Islands), attended the Site C protest encampment outside BC Hydro’s corporate headquarters today to extend her support to Kristin Henry, who was taken to hospital last night on Day 19 of her hunger strike. Ms. Henry, who began her hunger strike on March 13 and had been sleeping at the temporary encampment, was unable to attend Ms. May’s visit. “Ha... ...

“Environment Canada” Disappears from Government of Canada Site

On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 in Press Releases

The words “Environment Canada” have been eliminated from the Government of Canada’s Weather website: “As with other government websites where information has simply vanished, the removal of the words ‘Environment Canada’ from this site, which depends on the work and knowledge of Environment Canada meteorologists, is Orwellian,” said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf islands. “This does not bode well for the f... ...

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