Date: 2017/06/22 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

Elizabeth May From June 6-8, 2017, I attended the United Nations for the special High-Level United Nations Oceans Conference. Without a doubt, it sparked the greatest global focus to date on our oceans – and on World Oceans Day, June 8th.  The conference was in the context of the Sustainable Development goal for healthy oceans, ...

Date: 2017/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Elizabeth May June 21, 2017 Right after the 2015 election, I wrote a two-part blog titled “Fixing what Harper broke.” It serves as an ongoing checklist of the areas that need attention — from immigration and criminal justice policies to labour laws and environmental regs. I was confident that, while the Trudeau Liberals were a ...

Date: 2017/06/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Publications

Elizabeth May June 7, 2017 Originally published in the Hill Times, here. Let’s get the obvious out of the way: the Trudeau administration is better than the Conservatives under Stephen Harper on environmental policy. But that does not mean they get a free ride, especially when our children’s future is at stake. The climate promises ...

Date: 2017/05/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, News, Publications

Elizabeth May May 15, 2017 At a moment in politics when it seems positive firsts are few and far between, the news that the BC Green Party — the BC cousin of the federal Greens — will be forming its first-ever caucus in North America and in my home province was a rare blast of ...

Date: 2017/04/27 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

Elizabeth May April 27, 2017 This article originally appeared in Island Tides (April 27, 2017).  Another promise about to be broken?  Will Liberals restore the protections of Canada’s navigable waters?   On March 23, 2017, the federal Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities released its long-awaited report on how the Liberals will make good on the ...

Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

Elizabeth May, M.P. for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada April 2017 I try to avoid any partisan tinge to my columns in Island Tides, but I hope you will forgive me this one time sharing the inspiring experience of the recent Global Greens Congress in Liverpool, U.K. Not surprisingly, Green members ...

Date: 2017/04/12 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Elizabeth May, M.P. for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada April 2017 I can only applaud the Liberal government’s focus on attacking the infrastructure deficit. But the picture of what it actually plans to do is still incomplete. Electric vehicles are parked in front of the Parliament Buildings for Parliamentarians to check ...

Date: 2017/04/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

What’s in the 2017 budget? By Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada On March 22, Finance Minister Bill Morneau came out with his government’s second budget. The big numbers spin around some ambitious announcements. On Housing: a National Housing Strategy including $5 billion National Housing Fund, ...

Date: 2017/03/30 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

By Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada Sudden attacks on innocent people are not a new phenomenon. There is a tendency to say “this changes everything.” Sometimes it is true, as in the 9-11 attacks.  Sometimes it feels true because our memories are short.  Her ...

Date: 2017/03/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

Fake News, propaganda and motion 103 by Elizabeth May March 2, 2017 We are in a post-truth era.  President Trump denounces journalists as “enemies of the people” and any inconvenient truths as “fake news.” There is such a thing as “fake news.”  I first encountered it back in 2009 in the midst of the disastrous ...

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