Date: 2015/01/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, said current low oil prices should be a teachable moment, in that Canada’s economy is about more than oil extraction. “The truth is that Canada has never been dependent on the oil sands, which account ...

Date: 2015/01/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, supports Bell Canada’s efforts to initiate a national conversation on mental health through their annual Let’s Talk Mental Health Day. “The stigma surrounding mental illness is a major obstacle towards effective treatment and care,” Ms. ...

Date: 2015/01/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, said the secrecy involved in the sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia could contribute to human rights violations against the people of Saudi Arabia. “A key assurance that the Canadian government must receive from ...

Date: 2015/01/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – As the other federal party leaders waver on their commitments to regulate carbon emissions, Elizabeth May remains the only leader to lay out an up-to-date and sensible plan to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. “I am surprised that Justin Trudeau has decided he would leave it up to the provinces by suggesting that the ...

Date: 2015/01/23 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Burnaby North – Seymour candidate, Professor Lynne Quarmby as the Green Party of Canada Critic for Science Policy. “I am confident that Lynne will bring her extensive experience, knowledge, and common sense ...

Date: 2015/01/22 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, endorsed Kathleen Wynne’s call for an increase in federal infrastructure funding. “I completely support Premier Wynne’s call to increase infrastructure funding and I urge Prime Minister Harper to act immediately,” Elizabeth May said. “Provinces, territories and municipalities have been ...

Date: 2015/01/21 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, said she is extremely alarmed that Canadian Forces engaged in ground combat against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), despite the Prime Minister assuring Canadians that the mission would not involve ground ...

Date: 2015/01/20 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides, News

On Sunday, December 14 at 3:30 AM the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima, Peru limped across the finish line. The deadline for the acceptance of the treaty that failed in Copenhagen will be next year at COP21 in Paris. Lima was supposed to create an ambitious agenda propelling the last phase of ...

Date: 2015/01/20 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nanaimo – Ladysmith candidate, Paul Manly, as the Green Party’s International Trade Critic. “Paul Manly has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the impacts of international trade agreements,” ...

Date: 2015/01/19 -- Category/Categories: News

It’s crunch time. The science of the climate crisis is clear. We are running out of time to reduce global emissions. This year Canadian policymakers must accomplish two goals – ensure Canada adopts a meaningful plan to cut carbon pollution while also preparing for the upcoming critical negotiations for a new global treaty. I learned ...

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