Date: 2015/03/31 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, issued the following statement on the anniversary of the expiration of the Canada Health Accord: “The Harper Conservatives’ decision to let the Health Accord expire and turn health care into a mere accounting entry in ...

Date: 2015/03/31 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

Years ago, when my daughter was about ten years old, we visited my relatives in Charleston, South Carolina. I had not seen them in years – cousins of my mother who live in one of the most beautiful cities in North America. My daughter had no memory of ever having met them. Charleston still holds ...

Date: 2015/03/31 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Elizabeth May issued the following statement on Neil Bantleman: “Today, I urge the Government of Canada to call on Indonesian authorities to safeguard Neil Bantleman’s rights while he undergoes trial in Jakarta. I join a growing chorus of concern from within Canada and the international community regarding Mr. Bantleman’s treatment. The charges against Mr. Bantleman ...

Date: 2015/03/30 -- Category/Categories: Projet de loi C-51, Communiqués

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, along with Deputy Leader Bruce Hyer, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North, announced their amendments to Bill C-51 at a press conference this morning. Ms. May and Mr. Hyer, who have been vocal critics, will table ...

Date: 2015/03/27 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada supports the Heiltsuk Nation’s efforts in Bella Bella, B.C., to defend local herring stocks that are at risk. “I stand in solidarity with the people from the Heiltsuk Nation, who have continually fought to defend herring stocks they have harvested for countless generations,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of ...

Date: 2015/03/26 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

When I was first elected, the consensus among parliamentary observers was that I would never be heard from again. One MP, so it was said, cannot do anything in Parliament. Fortunately, I did not accept the accepted wisdom. I firmly believe in the essential role of Parliament as the living, breathing expression of our democracy. ...

Date: 2015/03/25 -- Category/Categories: News

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pursue a question I asked of the Minister of the Environment on January 26. It was my first opportunity to raise with the Minister of the Environment and the House the results of the meetings of the Conference of the Parties at the Framework Convention on Climate ...

Date: 2015/03/24 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, expressed her opposition to today’s announcement by the Harper Conservatives to extend and expand the mission in Iraq: “We’ve learned the dangers of shortsighted thinking from the ill-conceived military action in Libya, which made the ...

Date: 2015/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – On Friday, a three person arbitration panel, by a margin of 2-1, ruled against the Nova Scotia government in its clear decision to reject a controversial quarry proposed for Digby Neck, Nova Scotia. The NS government decision was based on a unanimous recommendation from a 2007 joint federal-provincial review panel held under the ...

Date: 2015/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, issued the following statement on World Water Day: “While Canada possesses 7% of the world’s renewable freshwater, it is troubling that we continue to see drinking water advisories issued in our cities and communities. I ...

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