Date: 2015/06/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

As I tour the riding in the last round of Town Hall meetings before the 2015 election, I have had a lot of questions about the national televised leaders’ debate. The current situation is nothing if not confusing, so I thought a review of the situation might be helpful. Since the 1960s there has been ...

Date: 2015/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement for National Aboriginal Day: “Today is an opportunity to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. This is an important time in our history as we acknowledge the tremendous ...

Date: 2015/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

It is increasingly odd to realize that the voices of the established order, sources of top-down control and out-dated structures, are suddenly allies. My experience for decades was to deride the International Monetary Fund ( IMF) for perverse “structural adjustment,” the World Bank for bad development, the International Energy Agency for focussing on expanding fossil ...

Date: 2015/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Elizabeth May and Senator Wilfrid Moore Keeping whales and dolphins confined in swimming pools is unjustifiably cruel, and obviously so. That is why we support phasing out the practice with a federal ban on captive breeding, imports, exports, and live captures of whales and dolphins in Canada. Whales and dolphins are highly intelligent, emotional and ...

Date: 2015/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada introduced her open science private member’s bill in the House of Commons today. The bill would make all publicly funded scientific research publicly accessible by law. Ms. May stated: “My bill will ensure that no prime minister ...

Date: 2015/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on Ramadan: “Today marks the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. For Muslims, Ramadan is a time of reflection, empathy, and prayer. It is also an opportunity for communities, friends, and families ...

Date: 2015/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement regarding the Harper Conservatives’ 100th use of time allocation today: “Today marks an inauspicious milestone in the Harper government’s contemptuous treatment of Canadian Parliamentary democracy. The Conservative’s House Leader, Peter Van Loan, introduced time ...

Date: 2015/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of Bill C-51 today: “As I have said from the beginning, Bill C-51 will not make Canadians safer. Instead, it will confuse and confound law enforcement in the investigation of ...

Date: 2015/06/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

Years ago, when my friend Maude Barlow and I were writing a book about the toxic contamination of the Sydney Tar Ponds on Cape Breton Island, I had the chance to interview friends with whom I had been working for years.  The tar ponds were the single largest toxic waste site in Canada and the ...

Date: 2015/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Decarbonized Economy would Create Thousands of Green Jobs OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada agrees with the G7 leaders’ original plan for a decarbonized economy by 2050. “Stephen Harper wants us to believe that it is not possible to both reduce carbon emissions and create jobs, which is categorically false. We have seen from ...

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