Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I am speaking tonight in adjournment proceedings and the timing is almost impossible to believe. On October 20, I attempted to warn the Minister of Environment and the Prime Minister of how very dangerous it would be to give the offshore petroleum boards in Atlantic Canada any power or role in ...

Date: 2018/02/08 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Assessment, Press Releases, Publications

(OTTAWA) February 8, 2018 — Elizabeth May is disappointed by the Liberal government’s failure to repair the serious damage caused by Harper-era omnibus budget bills C-38 and C-45, which gutted crucial environmental protections. The government’s own omnibus bill — An Act to Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend ...

Date: 2018/02/05 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Get Involved, Kinder Morgan, Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, there have been a lot of claims made, even here today in the House, about the jobs that would be created by Kinder Morgan, but there is no evidence to back up those claims. There is no evidence because the National Energy Board refused to hear the evidence of Unifor. The ...

Date: 2018/02/01 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings, Climate Change, COP 21, COP 23, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I rise tonight at adjournment proceedings to review a question and a response I received on October 4, 2017. It relates to the challenge of climate change. My question was for the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister did rise and provide a response, but it was not entirely to the point ...

Date: 2018/01/16 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, COP 21, Press Releases, Publications

January 16, 2018 (OTTAWA) — The Liberal government is weakening the national carbon pricing system to give breaks to Canada’s major greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. “Reducing the responsibility of the biggest polluters is simply irresponsible,” said Elizabeth May. “The Pan-Canadian Framework, negotiated by the federal government with the provinces and territories, is already weak. It is ...

Date: 2017/12/08 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Parliament, Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, this bill is very similar to one introduced earlier this session by the hon. member for London—Fanshawe. It carries some of the same characteristics, but it is different. I have been working on it for some time, because VIA Rail lacks the legislative framework, a context within which we can ensure ...

Date: 2017/11/23 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Climate Change, COP 23, Publications

Climate action as a technical slow motion process November 14, 2017 This is an in between sort of COP. I have said for years that there are “good cops and bad cops.” This one is a pun waiting to happen, taken from the great Quebecois film “Bon Cop; Bad Cop.” This COP is the first ...

Date: 2017/11/10 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, COP 23, Press Conferences

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Date: 2017/10/05 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings, Climate Change, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I rise in adjournment proceedings tonight to take up a question that I asked earlier this spring. It might be considered to be somewhat stale-dated by this point, but there are current issues of real importance related to the question that I asked of the Prime Minister back in the month of March. ...

Date: 2017/10/05 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, among Arnold Chan’s last words to the House were these: It is imperative that we stop treating climate change as solely an environmental issue but recognize it as an all-encompassing priority that we as a society and a government must confront with the utmost urgency. The Environment Commissioner’s report yesterday made ...

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