Date: 2018/07/09 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder, Democracy, Parliament, Publications

In spring 2018, Elizabeth and seventeen other MPs representing all five political parties with seats in the House embarked on a Parliamentary study of Israel and areas of the West Bank, at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority. This was Elizabeth’s first overseas trip, other than for climate negotiations, as MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Next ...

Date: 2018/02/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I want to commend the minister as a woman minister who is also, in pregnancy, fulfilling all of her duties. I commend and congratulate her. We will always have problems while political parties are dependent on having a hand out, constantly needing to fundraise. Will the government reconsider bringing back in ...

Date: 2018/02/02 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise at report stage to deal with Bill C-50, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act in dealing with fundraising. I had the opportunity before committee to attempt to make amendments to the bill. Certainly there was excellent testimony from many expert witnesses, particularly from ...

Date: 2018/02/01 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Press Conferences

February 01, 2018 (OTTAWA) — Today marks exactly one year since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau abandoned a central campaign promise — to make the 2015 federal election the last held under the first-past-the-post electoral system. “This betrayal of the trust that Canadians, myself included, put into this government, will never be forgotten,” said Elizabeth May. ...

Date: 2018/01/18 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Get Involved, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) January 18, 2018 — Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) expresses support for the 2018 Sister marches taking place across Canada on Saturday, inspired by the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. Elizabeth will march and introduce speakers at the Victoria event. “I am so excited about the marches happening in communities from Yukon to Newfoundland ...

Date: 2018/01/15 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Get Involved, Parliament, Publications

La ministre des Institutions démocratiques a lancé des consultations pour obtenir des commentaires sur les débats des chefs de partis fédéraux. La question porte sur la création éventuelle d’une commission ou d’un poste de commissaire indépendant chargé d’organiser les débats des chefs des partis politiques fédéraux en prévision des élections de 2019. Elizabeth May croit qu’une réforme ...

Date: 2018/01/12 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Get Involved, Parliament, Publications

The Ministry of Democratic Institutions has opened consultations for feedback on the federal leaders’ debates. At issue is whether an independent commission or Commissioner of Debates ought to be created to organize the debates in advance of the 2019 election. Elizabeth May contends that reform of the federal leaders’ debates is long overdue. The importance ...

Date: 2017/11/10 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, it is a huge honour for me to rise today as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of this House of Commons. I am overwhelmed and grateful for my colleagues that there is an opportunity for the Green Party to mark the 150th sitting of the Parliament of Canada. I want to ...

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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