Date: 2016/02/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) February 8, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Saanich – Gulf Islands), released the following statement in response to Canada’s revised policy to address the ongoing crises in Iraq and Syria: “The Green Party of Canada supports the end of Canada’s bombing mission against Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. I ...

Date: 2016/02/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) February 8, 2016 – Gong Xi Fa Cai! Today marks the first day of festivities for the Chinese New Year. The Green Party of Canada and Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), join in the celebration by wishing all Canadians a year of prosperity and peace. The new year, also known as the Spring Festival ...

Date: 2016/02/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) - February 5, 2016 – Elizabeth May applauds a decision today by Parks Canada to cancel the controversial Mother Canada monument in Cape Breton Islands National Park. “The privatization of a chunk of Cape Breton Highlands National Park was approved in secret by the Harper cabinet with no public consultation,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of ...

Date: 2016/01/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA)  January 27, 2016 – “The new conditions for existing proposals, like Kinder Morgan and Energy East, are certainly a step in the right direction but any conditions placed on a fundamentally flawed system will be imperfect. It is critical that First Nations’ rights be truly respected. As well, having been an intervenor in the ...

Date: 2016/01/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA)  January 26, 2016 - Following today’s report by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Elizabeth May responded: “The Commissioner’s findings highlight the desperate condition of key regulators following 10 years of Harper rule,” said the Green Party Leader. “The implications for the state of Canadian environmental and human health are devastating.” The ...

Date: 2016/01/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — “Today’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal reiterates what anybody who has been paying attention has known for years: Ottawa has been discriminating against First Nations children on reserve. From woefully inadequate and outdated funding models to a system that incentivized removing children from their families, the Tribunal found that that there ...

Date: 2016/01/24 -- Category/Categories: Kinder Morgan, Press Releases

BURNABY, BC — In the final argument phase of the National Energy Board hearing in the application from Trans Mountain to expand the Kinder Morgan pipeline from Alberta to the lower mainland of British Columbia, Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada catalogued the many failures of the ...

Date: 2016/01/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA)  January 22, 2016 - Elizabeth May is standing alongside local community leaders to denounce the decision of provincial and federal regulators to give Corridor Resources Inc. a free pass for the third time at the Old Harry site, a proposed deep water oil well in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. “This is a shocking ...

Date: 2016/01/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) January 22, 2016 – In response to the latest news that that 2015 was the hottest year on record, Elizabeth May has reinforced the need for the Liberal government to immediately put in place a National Climate Strategy to meet our COP21 commitments. “Wednesday’s report confirms exactly why we worked so hard in Paris ...

Date: 2016/01/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA)  January 18, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), extends heartfelt sympathies to the families of those killed during an attack in Burkina Faso. A total of 29 people were killed and 56 injured after Islamic militants attacked a hotel in the capital city. Among the injured were ...

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