Date: 2019/06/03 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Indigenous Rights, Issues, News, Press Releases

OTTAWA — Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said today that she accepts the key findings of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous woman, including that the ongoing impacts of colonialism amount to a genocide. “We need a fundamental shift and that shift must begin with dignity for all Indigenous peoples,” said Ms. May. “Every ...

Date: 2019/06/03 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Indigenous Rights, Issues, News

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo and all members in this place for speeding up the passage of Bill C-92. I would have had a chance to make a speech tonight, and I stopped myself, because it is more important that we get this bill through. I have some of the same misgivings as ...

Date: 2019/05/30 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Indigenous Rights, Issues, News, Parliament, Question Period

Madam Speaker, we have been debating in this place a climate emergency. We know we are in a climate emergency. It is not in the abstract; it is real and happening in real time. In the community of Pikangikum First Nation in northern Ontario right now, 4,000 people are one to two kilometres from a ...

Date: 2019/05/09 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Indigenous Rights, Issues, Parliament

  Mr. Speaker, I appreciated the as-ever thoughtful approach of my friend from Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan on this issue. We may disagree around some of the aspects of his speech, but he is clearly very thoughtful about issues of reconciliation. However, when the member’s leader was before the Assembly of First Nations and was asked what the ...

THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL RULING ON KINDER MORGAN EXPLAINED TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION, CITY OF VANCOUVER, CITY OF BURNABY, THE SQUAMISH NATION (also known as the SQUAMISH INDIAN BAND), XÀLEK/SEKYÚ SIÝ AM, CHIEF IAN CAMPBELL on his own behalf and on behalf of all members of the Squamish Nation, COLDWATER INDIAN BAND, CHIEF LEE SPAHAN in ...

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. ...

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: Debate, Indigenous Rights, Parliament

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: Debate, Indigenous Rights, Parliament

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 ...

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