Date: 2020/08/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications

75 years ago today, Canadian uranium from Saskatchewan loaded in a nuclear warhead detonated, destroying the Japanese city of Nagasaki.  The radionuclides from that chain reaction continued to poison people for long after in radioactive fallout. One reader reminded me last week of Toyama and the other cities destroyed in that dreadful first week of August. ...

Date: 2020/08/05 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases, Publications

August 05, 2020 OTTAWA – The deadline for the federal government to submit its final approval on the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion is August 24, 2020. Earlier this year an independent review panel identified major environmental implications as well as infringements on aboriginal and treaty rights. “I wrote to Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in ...

Date: 2020/07/27 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications

Climate change with little coverage (July 26, 2020) Good Sunday Morning! Let me start with a mea culpa. I was brought up short last Sunday morning for forgetting to make note that July 20, 2020 – an auspicious date – is the 149th anniversary of British Columbia joining Canada.  On July 20, 1871 B.C. became the sixth ...

Date: 2020/07/24 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: July 20 – 24 (le français suit) This week, MPs were called to the House earlier than expected on Monday to debate Bill C-20. Debate lasted for two days and the bill was passed on Tuesday. The passage of this bill expands the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and extends it until December 21, ...

Date: 2020/07/19 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, News, Publications

By my COVID timeline, we are just heading into week 19 of our new existence. News from south of the border makes us want to seal the border ever tighter. My constituency office is deluged with calls of concern about foreign license plates. I raised the so-called “Alaska loophole” again in parliament last week. Meanwhile, ...

Date: 2020/07/12 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, News, Publications

It’s not every day I get good news about a campaign I have been working on for decades.  My family home in Cape Breton was on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The fossil fuel industry set its eyes on this environmentally sensitive habitat for whales and endangered leatherback turtles and healthy fisheries ...

Date: 2020/07/06 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: July 6 - 10 (le français suit) This week Elizabeth returned to Ottawa for the first of four hybrid summer sittings of the House of Commons. Wednesday was a big day for Greens. In the morning, Green MPs, alongside Senator Kim Pate, announced a Senate inquiry into wellness checks, following the death of Chantel Moore and many other ...

Date: 2020/07/05 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, News, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! This Sunday finds me finally out of the 14 day isolation from the last trip to Ottawa and on my way back.  The House will sit this coming Wednesday July 8th, and I’ll arrive tomorrow for the Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will provide the first ...

Date: 2020/06/29 -- Category/Categories: News, Photos

  While we cannot march for Pride in person, we will march with pride in our hearts. Print this page...

Date: 2020/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 15 - 19 (le français suit) This week MPs participated in the final week of regular parliamentary sessions before the summer adjournment, a time when MPs can concentrate on work in their ridings for more than a few days at a time. Given the ongoing pandemic, this summer will be very different. During the summer, MPs will meet for four pre-scheduled ...

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