Date: 2018/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Environmental Assessment, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I want to pick up on something the member said, because it gets repeated so often in this place, that somehow the current Liberal government has hurt investment in the energy sector. That is not the case. We have to look globally, and what we find is that investors are fleeing ...

Date: 2018/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Environmental Assessment, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I have been looking for an opportunity to ask one of the Liberal members this question. We have a very large elephant in the room here tonight. While we talk about whether this impact assessment will apply to how indigenous people participate or whether the energy regulators will get in the ...

Date: 2018/06/07 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Environmental Assessment, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I rise this morning to speak of a really terrible tragedy, which is the destruction of environmental law in this country, how it was done in 2012, and how the current government, despite promises, has failed to repair the damage. I do not enjoy watching a government make mistakes, even if ...

Date: 2018/05/08 -- Category/Categories: Environmental Assessment, News, Press Conferences

On Tuesday, May 8, deliberations commenced at clause-by-clause regarding Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act. Over 400 amendments have been submitted, of which Elizabeth provided the most at 155. Click below to hear her remarks on the process and ...

Date: 2018/04/18 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Environmental Assessment, Indigenous Rights, Issues, Kinder Morgan, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I am reminded of something I was asked to say by one of my constituents, the Honourable Pat Carney. She used to be the federal minister of energy. She asked me to please mention that there is no oceans protection plan, that there seems to be an oceans protection wish list. ...

Date: 2018/04/17 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Environmental Assessment, Kinder Morgan, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, this debate takes place in a kind of history-free zone. Hearing from the Conservatives, one would swear that getting bitumen to tidewater had been the campaign of generations. One member may have forgotten the timing. Kinder Morgan was not proposed until 2013. I want to ask my hon. colleague from Durham ...

Date: 2018/04/09 -- Category/Categories: Environmental Assessment

As drafted, Bill C-69, the omnibus environmental protections bill, is unacceptable. Here are the minimum six areas that require major amendments:   1)             Underlying misconception – Harper hang-over Harper thought environmental assessment (EA) was slowing down oil sands development and pipelines. This was not the case.  In the entire history of EA, only two projects were ...

Guest Column/ Elizabeth May Policy Magazine   When Canadians used to speak of two solitudes, it meant the divide between Quebec and the rest of Canada. Increasingly, I feel that I live in a different country, only the dividing line is the Rockies, and the cultural disconnect is over the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Here is ...

Date: 2018/03/29 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Committees, Environmental Assessment, Parliament

Elizabeth May I want to start by thanking Darren and other Liberal members of the committee who agreed to allow me to put a question to the minister. I thank both ministers for being here. Preparing for this morning, I reviewed your mandate letters and found that the Prime Minister used identical language in the ...

Date: 2018/03/26 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Environmental Assessment, Kinder Morgan, News

Hello, Thank you for writing regarding my recent arrest at the Kinder Morgan worksite. I appreciate having a chance to explain why I chose to take this controversial step in opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. I apologize for the delay in responding. It was not my intention to cause offense by my ...

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