Date: 2020/03/16 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: March 9 - 13 (le français suit)   COVID-19 Update: In an unprecedented move, all parties in the House have agreed to suspend Parliament. Green MPs support the unanimous decision by parliamentarians to suspend the House of Commons until April 20 in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more information, please ...

Date: 2020/03/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning, And, if it isn’t the Ides of March… Not to be superstitious, but on Friday the 13th, Parliament adjourned.  We set the date of April 20 to return, but essentially pre-approved staying out longer if required – or coming back sooner if economic and other pressing matters require it. We are in ...

Date: 2020/03/13 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada agrees with today’s unanimous decision by parliamentarians to suspend the House of Commons until April 20 in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. “I want to thank all my colleagues in the House for today’s unanimous consent motion to suspend the House proceedings,” said Green Party ...

Date: 2020/03/13 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News

Latest Announcements More information from the Government of Canada will be uploaded as it becomes available. Quarantine Act: Travellers returning to Canada MUST self-quarantine for 14 days, cannot board any flights, international or domestic, if exhibiting symptoms Wage Subsidy for eligible businesses to increase to 75%, backdated to March 15th Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB): Application ...

Date: 2020/03/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News

Good Sunday Morning! And Happy International Women’s Day! March 8, 1980 was a huge day for me in finding my path. I had always wanted to be an environmental lawyer, but my parents’ decision to move us to Cape Breton Island had resulted in big financial reversals. From 1973, when we moved, until 1980, I ...

Date: 2020/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! And welcome to March. We do have reason to celebrate on this Sunday Morning. Seven days ago, on a very good Sunday evening, Teck Resources issued a public letter withdrawing its application to build one of the largest oil sands mines in Alberta’s history – the Teck Frontier project. The Liberal Cabinet ...

Date: 2020/02/28 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Parliament, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: February 24 - 28 (le français suit)   (Green caucus with author Guy Dauncey at an All-Party Climate Caucus event) This week started with a rally in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs on Monday morning. MP Paul Manly and caucus staff joined more than four hundred youth activists in front of the Prime Minister’s Office ...

Date: 2020/02/28 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Parliament

MPs Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands), Paul Manly (Nanaimo-Ladysmith), and Jenica Atwin (Fredericton) submitted a letter to the Department of Finance and the Privy Council regarding the government’s 2020 budget consultations. You can read their submission here: Green Party Caucus Submission: Budget 2020. Print this page...

Date: 2020/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! I just spent some time in jail. Along with friends and colleagues Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Senator Pao Woo and Senator Kim Pate, on Friday morning I visited the William Head prison outside Victoria. In the evening, we toured a hell-hole of a detention centre in the basement of the Vancouver airport. It ...

Date: 2020/02/22 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Parliament, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: February 18 – 21 (le français suit) (Jenica Atwin and Paul Manly signed the Kids Reject Teck banner on February 18) Family Day made this a short week, but it started with a bang and was as full as any other. In a statement on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the protests and blockades ...

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