Date: 2017/05/18 -- Category/Categories: Débat, Parlement

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, it is my first opportunity to join today’s debate on a supply day motion in the name of the hon. member for Edmonton—Wetaskiwin. I would like to confirm that I will be voting for his motion, as I would hope the hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health would do. ...

Date: 2017/05/17 -- Category/Categories: Déclarations

May 17, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May released the following statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “In Canada, we pride ourselves on our openness and diversity, yet we recognize there is still much to overcome as a society. Today was chosen to commemorate the day in 1990 when homosexuality was finally ...

Date: 2017/05/17 -- Category/Categories: Parlement, Période de questions

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, the National Energy Board expert panel that reported this week included prominent industry people, such as Brenda Kenny of the Canadian Pipeline Association and Hélène Lauzon of the Quebec Business Council on the Environment. The report was damning. This is an agency that has no credibility whatsoever, and needs to be ...

Date: 2017/05/16 -- Category/Categories: Déclarations

May 16, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May responded to today’s report from Auditor General Michael Ferguson: “Today’s Auditor General report is shocking. The theme seems to be a consistent denial of access to information by the Department of Finance, despite the Auditor General’s entitlement to all necessary documents. It was unprecedented for the A-G to ...

Date: 2017/05/16 -- Category/Categories: Débat, Parlement

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, my question for the hon.President of the Treasury Board is this. Time allocation is being used time after time. My colleagues have made the point adequately that the government has had since June 21 of last year to review the amendments from the Senate. This is important legislation. Of course collective ...

Date: 2017/05/16 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to my colleague and friend. I met the member for Sturgeon River—Parkland 11 years ago. I was not in politics yet. I was executive director of the Sierra Club Canada when I first sat down at a table opposite the current interim leader of the ...

Date: 2017/05/15 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, this will be the second time only in six years as a parliamentarian that I have voted for time allocation. I voted for it also on Bill C-37. The question here is urgent. I agree with the minister, although I would say that this may be the classic case of the ...

Date: 2017/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, in the Liberal platform, it was promised that there would be action on the changes that Stephen Harper made in the omnibus budget bills, particularly the elimination of the Navigable Waters Protection Act. In fact, their platform said, “We will review these changes, restore lost protections, and incorporate more modern safeguards.” ...

Date: 2017/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Déclarations

Elizabeth May release the following statement ahead of Lyme Awareness Day, part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month: “Thanks to the tireless advocacy of researchers, doctors, patients, awareness of Lyme Disease has spread in recent years. However, thousands of Canadians continue to suffer from this debilitating disease, while other advanced countries move ahead with progressive and ...

Date: 2017/05/09 -- Category/Categories: Statements

May 09, 2017 Vesak Day is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world to remember the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha – the founder of Buddhism. “The Buddha’s life and teachings inspire us to be compassionate and put the needs of others before our own. In the digital age, ...

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