Date: 2014/09/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unprecedented move to ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA).  Ratification of the international accord by Cabinet was made without debate or public consultation. “At no time since 1867 has the sovereignty of ...

Date: 2014/09/12 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder

What is an Investor-State Agreement? While investor-state agreements are sometimes associated – or even confused – with free trade agreements, they are not the same. A trade agreement opens up areas, or sectors, of national economies to allow other countries access. An investor-state agreement is different. For example, the Canada-China Investment Treaty does not open ...

Date: 2014/09/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Ever since September 2012, when news of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Hu Jintao of China witnessing the signing of the Canada-China Investment Agreement in Vladivostok Russia, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has been raising the alarm about the threat to our sovereignty, implicit in any such agreement. Tabled in the House of Commons on ...

Date: 2014/09/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, issued the following statement to remember and honour those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001: “Although it has been 13 years since the world witnessed the horrific attacks in New York that lead to the loss of over 3,000 ...

Date: 2014/09/04 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

The readership of Island Tides is, in my experience, among the best informed and most conscientious about our collective and individual ecological footprint of any people on the planet. However, I keep encountering a blind spot. We wouldn’t touch farmed salmon but have very little awareness of the monstrous damage done by shrimp aquaculture. Vandana ...

Date: 2014/09/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, is holding a series of nine town halls throughout the riding in September. Town halls will be held in the following communities: Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island, two in Saanich, Saanichton, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, and Sidney. ...

Date: 2014/09/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On Labour Day, the Green Party of Canada reminds all Canadians of the achievements of the labour movement in this country and around the world, and the threats to workers’ rights that continue to this day. “I want to wish all Canadians a safe and happy holiday weekend as we gather with friends and family ...

Date: 2014/09/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, issued the following statement in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: “Today, there are more than 10,000 children in Canada living with cancer and more than 1,500 new cases are diagnosed annually.” “In support of the GoldRibbon Campaign blood drive, I will donate blood this ...

Date: 2014/08/28 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

To the Editor, I couldn’t agree more with Mayor Fortin that citizens of southern Vancouver Island must have a say, and a definitive say, about the proposal to dramatically increase bitumen-loaded tankers through our waters. I am also an intervenor in the Kinder-Morgan National Energy Board hearing process. By reducing the process to largely a ...

Date: 2014/08/27 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, supports the call from Canada’s premiers and Aboriginal leaders for a national inquiry into Canada’s crisis of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. “The violence faced by Aboriginal women and girls in this country is our shared national disgrace,” said May. “It is ...

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