Date: 2015/11/02 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, News

The first “to-do” list focussed on changes to policy and legislation brought in under the Harper administration. But the damage was not confined to omnibus laws and brutal ideologically motivated cuts. More subtle damage was done to the principles that underpin Westminster parliamentary democracy. Our system of government has limitations on abuse of power, but ...

Date: 2015/10/29 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, News

We need a stock-taking. A “to-do” list. Some of what the Harper administration broke will be easy to fix; much will be very hard indeed. What we must do is insist the damage be reversed. There is an equally long list of steps to take moving forward – but we need to repair immense damage ...

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

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: 2015/03/25 -- 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: 2015/03/06 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

I could claim “last night I had the strangest dream…”. It had to do with International Women’s Day. And suddenly the male leadership decided it had really made too big a mess of things to be able to continue in good conscience…. And….political parties vaporized at the astonishing voluntary surrendering of power.. and with no ...

Date: 2015/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, News

Green economic principles are pragmatic. Thanks to the influence of Green parties around the world, these core principles have been tested. They work. Central to our policies is understanding that there is no conflict between environment and economy. A smart economy is one that is resilient. A smart economy is diversified, less vulnerable to global ...

Date: 2015/02/13 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Dear Bitumen, I must be blunt – I don’t know what we ever saw in you. You seemed popular, as though all of the countries wanted to be with you. We thought maybe your exports could support us financially. We wanted to believe that a future with you would be prosperous. Oh Bitumen, how very ...

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 ...

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