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 ...

Date: 2017/10/03 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Press Releases, Publications

October 03, 2017 (OTTAWA) – ”Today’s Reports from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development reveal that the Liberals are failing to take leadership on climate action,” said Elizabeth May. “These audits show that for all this government’s talk, they are not doing enough on the urgent climate crisis. Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand states ...

Date: 2017/09/22 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Parliament, Statements

Mr. Speaker, in his last letter to Canadians, read into this record by the hon. member for Ajax, Arnold Chan left us with these words: Climate change is undeniably the focus of attention today, as it should be. The recent flooding in Texas, hurricane in the Caribbean and Florida, violent monsoon rains in Bangladesh and ...

Date: 2017/09/20 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Speeches

A Clarion Call for Democracy Mark Holland, the Member for Ajax, paused debate on Bill S-2 yesterday to deliver a moving reflection on his twenty-plus years of friendship with the late Arnold Chan. Following this, he read the speech Arnold had hoped to give himself, outlining the challenges that Canada’s democratic institutions face in the ...

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