Date: 2014/10/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

October 24 has been designated World Polio Day by Rotary International, in honour of the birth of American medical researcher and polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, has issued the following statement on World Polio Day 2014: “Since the establishment of the ...

Date: 2014/10/23 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today marks the first day of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, as well as the the Bandi Chhor Divas, the Sikh festival of liberation. On this day, Jains also celebrate the attainment of moksha by Mahavira. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, has issued the following ...

Date: 2014/10/23 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Videos

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich­–Gulf Islands will hold a Press Conference today to speak on the tragic events that unfolded at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. Date:  Thursday, October 23, 2014 Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Charles Lynch Theatre 130-S, Centre Block (Parliament Hill) Read Elizabeth ...

Date: 2014/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Wednesday October 22nd was set to be a typically busy day in the House. From my first meetings in Centre Block on Parliament Hill starting at 7 AM to heading to my Confederation Building office for staff meetings, reviewing our amendments to try to stop the legislation to dismantle harm reduction sites (like In-Site), improve ...

Date: 2014/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich­–Gulf Islands, has issued the following statement regarding the shooting incidents that occurred at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill this morning: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of the Canadian Forces member who was killed at ...

Date: 2014/10/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich­–Gulf Islands, will testify before the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology tomorrow as the sponsor of Bill C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease. Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Time: 4:15 PM (Eastern) Location: Room 2, ...

Date: 2014/10/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada urges the federal government to honour its constitutionally mandated duty to consult with local First Nations before moving any further with plans for offshore petroleum drilling in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. “The federal government has a duty to conduct an extensive consultation with the Innu, Maliseet, and Mi’kmaq Nations ...

Date: 2014/10/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party is appalled by the livestock transportation industry’s abuse and neglect of pigs, as revealed by a recent undercover investigation by the organization Mercy for Animals. In full view of government CFIA inspectors, workers were observed beating, kicking, dragging and electrically shocking pigs. Bolt cutters were used to break through male pigs’ tusks, ...

Date: 2014/10/17 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today marks the 21st annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day of observance was designated by the United Nations in 1993 in order to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. In Canada, income inequality and poverty have increased significantly since the first International Day for ...

Date: 2014/10/16 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

MP Elizabeth May gave this speech in Parliament on October 3. Mr. Speaker, with that, let me convey my thanks to all members of this House for the rare unanimous consent to allow a member from an unrecognized party to respond, although I do stand here recognized as a member of Parliament for the Green ...

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