Date: 2016/04/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, issued the following statement on the 25th National Day of Mourning: “On April 28, we remember those who have lost their lives or have been injured on the job. We seldom hear about the close to 1000 Canadians who die each year as a result of ...

Date: 2016/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement on Earth Day 2016: “Today is the 46th year that I have celebrated Earth Day.  April 22, 1970, when I was in 10th grade, I organized activities for that first Earth Day in my high school.  This ...

Date: 2016/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May wishes a happy holiday to everyone around the world celebrating Passover, which begins today at sundown. Passover commemorates liberation from oppression, serving as a reminder of the importance of peace, freedom, perseverance and respect for diversity.  Greens defend the right of all persons to belong to a society supportive of their ...

Date: 2016/04/22 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) April 22, 2016 - Green Parties around the world stand united in our commitment to addressing climate change and implementing the Paris Agreement with its undertaking to constrain global temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. We recognize that, in order to succeed, global emissions will ...

Date: 2016/04/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) April 15, 2016 – Elizabeth May welcomes two decisions today by the Supreme Court of Canada that key “tough on crime” measures brought in by the previous Conservative government are unconstitutional. “Today’s ruling serves as a stark reminder that the damage of the Harper years still needs to be fixed,” said Elizabeth May, Leader ...

Date: 2016/04/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) April 6, 2016 - The Green Party of Canada is renewing its call for meaningful action against Canadian tax evaders and countries that serve as tax havens, in light of documents leaked from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm renowned internationally for establishing shell companies. “The Green Party was the first party to condemn ...

Date: 2016/03/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 24, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich – Gulf Islands), extends her warmest wishes to Canadians on this Easter weekend: “For practising Christians, Easter is the most sacred religious event and a source of deep faith. This week’s observances include Good Friday, to mark the death of ...

Date: 2016/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The 2016 budget contains encouraging measures for health, education, youth, waste and water works, and public infrastructure, but misses the mark on climate action and the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies. Many Green Party of Canada requests from the pre-budget submission to Finance Minister Bill Morneau have been accepted. These include: energy retrofits to existing ...

Date: 2016/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 22, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, issued the following statement after learning of multiple attacks in Brussels, Belgium today: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels following this senseless loss of life,” Ms. May said. “I extend my deepest condolences to the victims’ families ...

Date: 2016/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 22, 2016 – The Green Party of Canada released the following statement on World Water Day: “Today we join with the United Nations in bringing attention to the critical importance of freshwater on our environment and ecosystems, and we vigorously defend the need to sustainably manage these resources,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of ...

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