Date: 2020/04/11 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

I’d like to begin by recognizing that we’re on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin people. I want to thank them again for their hospitality and generosity, Megweech. I also want to start by saying a large thank you to all my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to speak on this very important ...

Date: 2020/04/09 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Issues, News

Please be aware that most coronavirus-related emails are fraudulent, with cybercriminals increasingly using the current pandemic to bait victims. Remain vigilant. Among the many fraudulent online campaigns currently circulating are phishing attacks that: Claim to be government or bank notices regarding the federal compensation program; or Mimic hospitals or other health authorities, telling recipients they ...

Date: 2020/04/05 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications

Good Sunday Morning And for those of you who observe Christian holidays, Happy Palm Sunday! It is hard to keep track of time. It is almost Passover. One week until Easter, but each day is like the one before. For most of us, we are working from home and only going out for essential things. ...

Date: 2020/04/03 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder, COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications

Saanich – Gulf Islands: Resources for the Business Community I am writing to share the most recent information on the various government programmes available to self-employed people and owners of small- or medium-sized enterprises during this COVID-19 crisis. Many of our critical local businesses are experiencing substantial losses due the COVID-19 pandemic. As your Member of ...

Date: 2020/03/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications, Uncategorized

A mixed week (March 29, 2020) Good Sunday Morning! And for one Sunday, I am trying to focus on things non-COVID19. (And apologies for this being longer than usual. I broke it up with headings, for speed reading!) Green Party news: A chance to participate in an activity consistent with public health rules: TODAY -the ...

Date: 2020/03/27 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: March 23 – 27 Jenica Atwin (right) and Legislative Assistant Maryse Nadeau (left) worked through the night on March 24 when the House finally passed the amended COVID-19 emergency aid package On Friday, March 13th, Members of Parliament unanimously agreed to suspend Parliament until April 20th in response to the COVID-19 crisis. MP ...

Date: 2020/03/25 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Green MP Jenica Atwin (Fredericton) stood for all Greens in ensuring a package of emergency relief for Canadians passed the House and is headed to the Senate this morning. Ms. Atwin noted that Greens did not like the first version of the Bill, which gave excessive and unlimited powers to the Minister of ...

Date: 2020/03/24 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada today called on the government to use its powers under the Emergency Act and declare a Public Welfare Emergency to deal with the mounting fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic “We will work with this government to move quickly to provide what this crisis demands,” said Green Party parliamentary ...

Date: 2020/03/24 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is calling for greatly expanded wage subsidies and other financial supports to help Canadian small and medium business owners weather the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The government’s pledge to provide a wage subsidy to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is a good and necessary idea. But ...

Date: 2020/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COVID 19, Democracy, Publications

  Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford – Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc. Donated by Juliette Dallaire In the midst of this COVID-19 societal upheaval that feels like paralysis, it is far too soon ...

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