Date: 2015/03/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, expressed her opposition to today’s announcement by the Harper Conservatives to extend and expand the mission in Iraq: “We’ve learned the dangers of shortsighted thinking from the ill-conceived military action in Libya, which made the ...

Date: 2015/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – On Friday, a three person arbitration panel, by a margin of 2-1, ruled against the Nova Scotia government in its clear decision to reject a controversial quarry proposed for Digby Neck, Nova Scotia. The NS government decision was based on a unanimous recommendation from a 2007 joint federal-provincial review panel held under the ...

Date: 2015/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, issued the following statement on World Water Day: “While Canada possesses 7% of the world’s renewable freshwater, it is troubling that we continue to see drinking water advisories issued in our cities and communities. I ...

Date: 2015/03/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May supports the Council of Canadians’ call for the development of a National Water Policy to address the current drinking water crisis in Canada. In a new report released Thursday, the Council of Canadians found that at least 1838 drinking water advisories are currently in effect in Canada. A shocking 126 First ...

Date: 2015/03/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May issued the following statement in response to the introduction of Bill C-53, which would impose an unprecedented mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison without parole for certain crimes: “It is ironic that a Prime Minister who fixates so strongly on “barbaric cultural practices” wishes for our justice system to regress so far ...

Date: 2015/03/06 -- Category/Categories: Bill C-51, Press Releases

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is concerned that an obscure provision in Part 5 of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, could allow the government to use evidence obtained through torture in confidential security certificate proceedings. “For years now, I have been worried about whether CSIS uses evidence obtained through torture in security ...

Date: 2015/03/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May strongly opposed to bill that could exempt LNG plants from Species at Risk Act OTTAWA – Elizabeth May supports Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and Deputy Leader of the B.C. Green Party, in his opposition to Bill 12, which is currently before the provincial legislature. The bill would complete the process ...

Date: 2015/02/27 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May calls on the Senate to reject Committee’s amendments OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, appeals to the Senate to reject the amendments adopted by the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs after being put forward by Conservative Senator ...

Date: 2015/02/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Lorraine Rekmans, Indigenous Affairs Critic for the Green Party of Canada and candidate for Leeds – Grenville – Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, said she supports an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, and expects tomorrow’s National Roundtable to propose concrete action on this issue. “The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women ...

Date: 2015/02/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – The Green caucus in the House of Commons will vote against the amended version of the Reform Act, 2014, introduced by Conservative MP Michael Chong. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, said she will not vote for the hopelessly watered down ...

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