Date: 2021/02/21 -- Category/Categories: Week in Review

As I wrote in last Sunday’s missive I would, I made a pitch to the Speaker on Monday to ensure fairness in Question Period. I asked him to rule we have rights to participate in QP and to direct that the other parties meet with us and negotiate a fair distribution of questions, including a ...

Date: 2020/12/04 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: Nov 30 – Dec 4 (le français suit) This week, Elizabeth responded to the Fall Economic Statement presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland. In her response, Elizabeth made many recommendations. She advised the government to reconsider their plan to invest in small modular nuclear reactors, calling them “a proposal, a marketing strategy, ...

Date: 2020/11/27 -- Category/Categories: News, Uncategorized, Week in Review

Week in Review: Nov 23 – 27 (le français suit) On Tuesday, Paul succeeded in passing his first amendment. It was an amendment on Bill C-7, Medical Assistance in Dying. His amendment requires that, where possible, the Minister of Health must consult the Minister responsible for the status of persons with disabilities when carrying out responsibilities associated with the Act. In ...

Date: 2020/11/20 -- Category/Categories: News, Week in Review

Week in Review: Nov 16 - 20 (le français suit) This week began with a press conference held by Green Party Leader Annamie Paul to illustrate the Green Party’s expectations for the Government’s long-awaited Climate Accountability legislation, Bill C-12, tabled Thursday. On Tuesday, Elizabeth and Paul engaged in extensive debate on an opposition motion tabled by the Conservative Party. The motion concerned Huawei’s involvement in Canada’s 5G rollout, and a ...

Date: 2020/10/26 -- Category/Categories: News, Week in Review

Week in Review: October 26 - 30 (le français suit) On Monday, Leader of the Green Party of Canada Annamie Paul came in second in the Toronto Centre by-election. She received 32.7% of the vote, representing a 25% increase in her support from the 2019 federal election and the highest ever result for the GPC in Ontario. Up for debate in ...

Date: 2020/10/02 -- Category/Categories: News, Week in Review

Week in Review: September 28 - October 2 (le français suit) This week saw all three Green MPs in Ottawa to debate Bill C-4 and continue debate on the Speech from the Throne. The Bill passed unanimously in the early morning of Wednesday, Sept 29. Bill C-4 lays the groundwork for the financial aid programs that will replace CERB. With ...

Date: 2020/09/25 -- Category/Categories: News, Week in Review

Week in Review: September 21 – 25 (le français suit) This week, Green MPs Elizabeth May and Paul Manly travelled to Ottawa to participate in debate on the 150th Speech from the Throne on Wednesday, September 23rd. The speech marked the opening of a new session of the 43rd Parliament. MP Jenica Atwin joined virtually from her riding in Fredericton. She stayed there in solidarity with Mi’kmaw lobster ...

Date: 2020/07/24 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: July 20 – 24 (le français suit) This week, MPs were called to the House earlier than expected on Monday to debate Bill C-20. Debate lasted for two days and the bill was passed on Tuesday. The passage of this bill expands the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and extends it until December 21, ...

Date: 2020/07/06 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: July 6 - 10 (le français suit) This week Elizabeth returned to Ottawa for the first of four hybrid summer sittings of the House of Commons. Wednesday was a big day for Greens. In the morning, Green MPs, alongside Senator Kim Pate, announced a Senate inquiry into wellness checks, following the death of Chantel Moore and many other ...

Date: 2020/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 15 - 19 (le français suit) This week MPs participated in the final week of regular parliamentary sessions before the summer adjournment, a time when MPs can concentrate on work in their ridings for more than a few days at a time. Given the ongoing pandemic, this summer will be very different. During the summer, MPs will meet for four pre-scheduled ...

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