Date: 2019/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Publications

Tax Policy Branch Department of Finance Canada June 17, 2019 RE: Consultation on Draft Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax Legislation To Whom It May Concern: I appreciate this opportunity to offer feedback on the Department of Finance’s draft legislation amending the Excise Tax Act. My brief comments today will focus on the proposal to ...

Date: 2019/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, In the News, News, Press Conferences

In reaction to the government’s announcement on June 19 that they will be approving the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Elizabeth expresses disappointment in the decision. Print this page...

Date: 2019/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Mismanagement in the Port of Vancouver has turned the waters around the southern Gulf Islands into a free parking lot for the world’s largest freighter ships, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “The presence of these freighters anchoring in the Salish Sea is incredibly disruptive to my constituents and the ...

Date: 2019/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 10 - 14 Welcome back to the parliamentary Week in Review for our Green Members of Parliament! This weekly e-newsletter recaps Elizabeth May and Paul Manly's work in Parliament when the House is in session. Using the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth and Paul's interventions in the House, keep ...

Date: 2019/06/14 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, In the News, Issues, Kinder Morgan, News, Press Conferences

David Suzuki, Elizabeth May, and Paul Manly hold press conference on Kenney government’s misleading Trans Mountain pipeline campaign. Print this page...

Date: 2019/06/13 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Today’s Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) report Closing the Gap: Carbon pricing for the Paris target is mislabelled, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “When the PBO and others refer to Canada’s commitment to achieve the Paris target, they are actually referring to the target established by Stephen Harper in 2015 ...

Date: 2019/06/12 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Liberal government’s advisory council today recommended the establishment of a $15 billion universal, single-payer public pharmacare system. The plan would create a new drug agency to oversee a national list of prescription medicines. Initial coverage of some common and essential prescription medicines is slated to begin in January, 2022 with an expanded ...

Date: 2019/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, with all due respect, I do not feel, as leader of the Green Party, that I had adequate opportunity to debate what has happened with Bill C-59, particularly since it went to the Senate. However, I want to say on the record that although it is not the perfect bill one would have wished ...

Date: 2019/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Bill S-203, Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Parliament, Press Conferences

Bill S-203, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins, passes! Elizabeth joins colleagues, activists, and organizations at a press conference to discuss what this means for whales and dolphins in Canada, and next steps.   Print this page...

Date: 2019/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Bill S-203, Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Parliament, Press Releases

OTTAWA – Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act cleared its final hour of debate at third reading and was passed in the House of Commons today. Bill S-203 was introduced by former Senator Wilfred Moore in December 2015 and then sponsored by Senator Murray Sinclair. After much procedural delay, it ...

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