Date: 2017/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Nouvelles, Communiqués, Publications

Innovation and Environment Canada are the big winners, but the continuation of fossil fuel subsidies and lucrative stock option loopholes are unaffected by Budget 2017. “For the first time, we’re seeing a focus on adaptation to climate change in this year’s budget,” said Elizabeth May. “I’m pleased to see signficant investment in clean tech and ...

Date: 2017/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

“On World Water Day, we call on the Trudeau administration to take action on the deplorable condition of many First Nations wastewater and water filtration systems,” said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “More than 80 drinking water advisories are in effect in communities across Canada. This is unacceptable in a modern democracy, and it dishonours ...

Date: 2017/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

Ms. May believes Canada is strongest when it is inclusive, united and free from all forms of racial discrimination. “With the increasingly toxic politics emanating from a Trump White House, Canada must become a global champion of human rights, and stand in strong opposition to any policies that promote – whether directly or indirectly – ...

Date: 2017/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Statement on International Women’s Day 2017 Today, during International Women’s Day, the Elizabeth May joins Canadians as they celebrate the achievements of women, while recognizing the challenges that lie ahead: “As we celebrate women around the world today, we must remain vigilant on issues of gender equality. In Canada, we are finally making progress on ...

Date: 2017/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Elizabeth May is calling on the Liberals to honour their campaign promise to close a lucrative tax loophole for the rich by taxing stock options like personal income. When exercised, stock options are taxed at half the rate of ordinary income. This is grossly unfair and means that average Canadians are subsidizing senior executives who ...

Date: 2017/02/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May celebrates the actions of Université Laval to commit to divest from all fossil fuel holdings, and is encouraging all Canadian universities, pension funds and other institutional investors to do the same. Ms. May stated: “With this action, Laval becomes the first Canadian university to take responsible action to switch its endowment fund investments ...

Date: 2017/02/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May notes that the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could face years of ratification votes in member countries before it takes full effect. “Pending a decision from the European Court of Justice, CETA’s most controversial aspects, such as the investor court system, will require ratification by all 38 national and regional parliaments ...

Date: 2017/02/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today, Elizabeth May joins all Canadians in celebrating the anniversary of our national flag: “It’s been 52 years since the modern Canadian flag was first raised on Parliament Hill. National Flag Day is particularly special this year as we recognize Canada’s 150th celebrations from coast to coast to coast. We note our 150th anniversary conscious ...

Date: 2017/02/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Canadians joined rallies in cities from coast to coast today to demand that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honour his promise on electoral reform. Elizabeth May, spoke at the Reform the Vote rally in Victoria, B.C., attended by hundreds. Rallies took place in nearly 30 communities including Vancouver, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, ...

Date: 2017/01/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Today marks the first day of festivities for the Chinese New Year. Elizabeth May, MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands) joins in the celebration by wishing all Canadians a year of prosperity and peace. The new year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, ...

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