Date: 2017/01/04 -- Category/Categories: Committees, TPP

Elizabeth is encouraging Canadians to submit briefs to The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade in the context of the Committee’s public consultation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The committee with be accepting submissions until January 27, 2017 at 23:59 EDT. Briefs exceeding 10 pages must be accompanied by a summary of ...

Date: 2016/12/14 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Asbestos Oral Questions December 14th, 2016 / 3:05 p.m. Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC Mr. Speaker, it is my great hope that we could leave this place with glad tidings. I hear news that the Government of Canada, after decades of inaction, is finally prepared to ban the use, import, and export of asbestos. I ...

Date: 2016/12/12 -- Category/Categories: CETA, Debate, Issues, Parliament

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Government Orders Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House at the point of calling the question on Bill C-30, the bill that would bring in the comprehensive economic trade agreement between the European Union and Canada. I have the honour to ...

Date: 2016/12/09 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Publications

Brief to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development From Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada   December 9, 2016 Re: Canadian Environmental Protection Act Introduction: The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) was initially developed in the late 1980s and received Royal Assent in 1988.  It combined ...

Date: 2016/12/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank all my colleagues. I share the view of my colleagues from Skeena—Bulkley Valley and Louis-Saint-Laurent and all the others who mentioned the incredible work done by the hon. member for Lac-Saint-Louis as committee chair, as well as all of the committee members. Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats, members of the ...

Date: 2016/12/07 -- Category/Categories: Question Period, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, representatives of the Coalition des citoyens de Lac-Mégantic are here in Ottawa today. In 2013, the member for Papineau signed their petition in support of the construction of a rail bypass in Lac-Mégantic. Today, they are sending a clear message to the Prime Minister. They are asking him to keep his ...

Date: 2016/12/06 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May:  Mr. Speaker, I have wanted to ask this question throughout the debate, particularly of a Liberal government member. Earlier the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance quoted at length comments made by the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, and her approval of spending. I would like to point to Christine Lagarde’s ...

Date: 2016/12/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the hon. parliamentary secretary appears to be misinformed about the jobs impact of Kinder Morgan. The National Energy Board refused to hear evidence on jobs and the economy. Unifor, the largest union representing the oil sands workers, wanted to make it clear to the National Energy Board that the expansion would ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings, CETA, Issues, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise this evening in adjournment proceedings to pursue a question I asked in question period almost a month ago, on November 2. It relates to the comprehensive economic trade agreement between Europe and Canada and specifically to the thorniest part of that agreement, which has drawn ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May: News flash: Mr. Speaker, a parliamentary committee has found as fact that first past the post is inappropriate in any democracy with more then two parties contesting elections. That is actually not a news flash. That was the finding of the first parliamentary committee in 1921. I admit there has been something of ...

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