Week in Review: February 12 – 16 Welcome to Elizabeth May’s parliamentary week in review! This weekly e-newsletter recaps her work in Parliament when the House is in session. Using the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth’s interventions in the House, keep up with her media releases, and read articles she has written.  Elizabeth started the ...

Date: 2018/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Débat, Indigenous Rights, Parlement

Elizabeth May Mr. Chair, I completely agree with my hon. colleague and neighbour from Nanaimo—Ladysmith that we need to move to remove mandatory minimums from our criminal justice legislation. Almost two years ago I introduced a private member’s bill, Bill C-269. It was a lot of work actually to cull all the individual mandatory minimums ...

Date: 2018/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Débat, Indigenous Rights, Parlement

Elizabeth May Mr. Chair, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report had a lot of specific calls to action. The hon. member mentioned how many cities meet with chief and council. I have had occasion, through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the big city mayors’ caucus, to hear the Mayor of Winnipeg, Brian Bowman describe some ...

Date: 2018/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Indigenous Rights, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Chair, my hon. friend from St. Albert—Edmonton spoke of the clear lack of trust of indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The member for Timmins—James Bay spoke of the question of racism within police forces. We know that a lot of women who are in danger in communities do not go ...

Date: 2018/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Indigenous Rights, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Chair, I found the personal reminiscences of my friend from Saskatoon—Grasswood and the work he did on the school board to be quite inspiring. I am just wondering about turning our attention to another part of needed education, and that is the education of settler-culture Canadians to understand the issues. I do ...

Date: 2018/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Environmental Assessment, Parliament

elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I want to pursue something. Bill C-69 is an omnibus bill changing three bills. I should stress that Bill C-68 on the Fisheries Act gets it exactly right and keeps the promise to restore lost protections. Bill C-69 does not. What we keep hearing from the government side is that there ...

Date: 2018/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Environmental Assessment, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie for his analysis. As the member for Edmonton Strathcona mentioned, I am one of the people who has been going through the bill looking for places where we can bring amendments. It is very clear that what we have before us is important. ...

Date: 2018/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Débat, Environmental Assessment, Parlement

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I know the hon. minister has been working hard. I certainly have made many efforts to brief the department and submit briefs. I find it disturbing that after all this time, the fundamental lessons of environmental assessment have escaped the drafters of this legislation. It is not about getting to faster ...

Date: 2018/02/13 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Environmental Assessment, Kinder Morgan, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, as background, I was an intervenor on the National Energy Board process. I am probably the only person in the chamber who went through all 23,000 pages submitted by Kinder Morgan. I found the one piece of paper which it claimed to have studied bitumen. It was an non peer-reviewed study ...

Date: 2018/02/13 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Kinder Morgan, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I was somewhat horrified to hear the hon. parliamentary secretary refer to the National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan as “a thorough review”. At a campaign stop in August 2015, when the Prime Minister stopped in Esquimalt, he was asked by Kai Nagata, a former journalist, whether the commitment to ...

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