Date: 2020/09/24 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Press Releases, Publications

September 24, 2020 OTTAWA  – The Green Party of Canada expressed cautious optimism about yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. Its continued support for Canadians struggling with the effects of the pandemic were encouraging. However, the science on the climate crisis makes it clear that we need more than vague promises to exceed the current weak ...

Date: 2020/09/09 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

To read Elizabeth May’s submission to the government’s consultation on International Climate Finance, CLICK HERE. Print this page...

Date: 2020/08/28 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

Click here to read the submission of the Green Party of Canada caucus to the 2021 pre-budget consultations for restarting Canada’s economy. Print this page...

Date: 2020/08/24 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Parliament, Publications

Click here for Elizabeth May’s submission to the Elections Canada consultation entitled “Digital Communications in Federal Elections. Print this page...

Date: 2020/08/10 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications

Published in Policy Magazine As governments the world over mobilize to address the COVID crisis and formulate health and economic policy solutions to its immediate impacts that will prove wise in the medium and longer term, the climate crisis has not gone anywhere. As former Green Party leader and renowned climate activist Elizabeth May writes, ...

Date: 2020/08/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications

75 years ago today, Canadian uranium from Saskatchewan loaded in a nuclear warhead detonated, destroying the Japanese city of Nagasaki.  The radionuclides from that chain reaction continued to poison people for long after in radioactive fallout. One reader reminded me last week of Toyama and the other cities destroyed in that dreadful first week of August. ...

Date: 2020/08/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning! And August already! Let us celebrate August 1st – Emancipation Day! Marking the passing of the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act in the British Parliament. In our Green Party release supporting the official designation of August 1st in Canada as Emancipation Day (as in many countries around the world), we made note of ...

Date: 2020/07/27 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications

Climate change with little coverage (July 26, 2020) Good Sunday Morning! Let me start with a mea culpa. I was brought up short last Sunday morning for forgetting to make note that July 20, 2020 – an auspicious date – is the 149th anniversary of British Columbia joining Canada.  On July 20, 1871 B.C. became the sixth ...

Date: 2020/07/24 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: July 20 – 24 (le français suit) This week, MPs were called to the House earlier than expected on Monday to debate Bill C-20. Debate lasted for two days and the bill was passed on Tuesday. The passage of this bill expands the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and extends it until December 21, ...

Date: 2020/07/19 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, News, Publications

By my COVID timeline, we are just heading into week 19 of our new existence. News from south of the border makes us want to seal the border ever tighter. My constituency office is deluged with calls of concern about foreign license plates. I raised the so-called “Alaska loophole” again in parliament last week. Meanwhile, ...

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