Date: 2014/09/01 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, is holding a series of nine town halls throughout the riding in September. Town halls will be held in the following communities: Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island, two in Saanich, Saanichton, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, and Sidney. ...

Date: 2014/09/01 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

On Labour Day, the Green Party of Canada reminds all Canadians of the achievements of the labour movement in this country and around the world, and the threats to workers’ rights that continue to this day. “I want to wish all Canadians a safe and happy holiday weekend as we gather with friends and family ...

Date: 2014/09/01 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, issued the following statement in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: “Today, there are more than 10,000 children in Canada living with cancer and more than 1,500 new cases are diagnosed annually.” “In support of the GoldRibbon Campaign blood drive, I will donate blood this ...

Date: 2014/08/27 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, supports the call from Canada’s premiers and Aboriginal leaders for a national inquiry into Canada’s crisis of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. “The violence faced by Aboriginal women and girls in this country is our shared national disgrace,” said May. “It is ...

Date: 2014/08/26 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

The Green Party of Canada today applauds Premiers Kathleen Wynne of Ontario and Philippe Couillard of Quebec for joining their call for a national energy strategy. All of the provincial and territorial premiers, along with the leaders of the five national Aboriginal organizations, are in Charlottetown for the 55th annual Council of the Federation Premiers ...

Date: 2014/08/19 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada issued the following statement regarding the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada release of its final report on the devastating train derailment in Lac-Megantic in 2013. The tragic events lead to the loss of 47 lives and destroyed a significant portion of the downtown. Over six ...

Date: 2014/08/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On this the 21st annual UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Green Party of Canada joins with Greens from around the world in celebrating the diversity of Indigenous cultures and in calling for greater respect for Indigenous rights. The theme for this year’s Indigenous Peoples Day is “Bridging the Gap: Implementing the ...

Date: 2014/08/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Following the catastrophic tailings pond spill that took place Monday at the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Copper Mine, the Green Party of Canada is calling for far more stringent safety requirements and a comprehensive review of tailings ponds across Canada. “The disaster at Imperial is a stark reminder that inspections and enforcement procedures must be ...

Date: 2014/08/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On this the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the Green Party of Canada joins Green parties worldwide in calling for global nuclear disarmament. On this day in 1945, more than 100,000 civilians were instantly killed by the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima. On August 9, 1945, a further 60,000 people were killed in ...

Date: 2014/08/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada supports the humanitarian campaign led by Palestinian-Canadian Dr. Izzeldin Abeylaish to bring 100 seriously wounded Gaza children to Canada for medical treatment. “Dr. Abeylaish has demonstrated tremendous leadership. Can our elected leaders match it? This mission to save innocent children is both humbling and inspirational. I urge the federal government ...

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