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 ...

Date: 2019/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Bill S-203, Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to speak today during the final hour of debate after several years of work on a bill that is important to the world’s whales. I am particularly honoured to rise this morning because we are at the point that most members in this place appear ready to see ...

Date: 2019/06/07 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 3 – 7 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, ...

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

Mr. Speaker, I am enormously grateful that my friend from Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan chose to put some focus on the media bailout, because I was not able to get in on the debate when that was before the House squarely. I voted against the Conservative motion last night. My vote might be considered to be support for ...

Date: 2019/06/06 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Speeches

Mr. Speaker, it is such an honour to put this question to my friend from Edmonton Strathcona, who has decided not to run again and who has done stalwart environmental work. I think I first started working with the hon. member for Edmonton Strathcona around 1984. We look younger than we really are. However, this is such essential ...

Date: 2019/06/04 -- Category/Categories: In the News, News, Press Conferences

Elizabeth may joins colleagues in calling for federal government to launch public inquiry into the Lac-Mégantic rail tragedy. Print this page...

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