Date: 2016/05/05 -- Category/Categories: Private Members Bills

(OTTAWA) May 5, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), today introduced a private member’s bill in the House of Commons that aims to abolish most mandatory minimums in the criminal justice system. “As we face crises of overcrowding in our prisons and overrepresentation of Indigenous and Black inmates, we need ...

Date: 2016/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I do appreciate the respectful tone and the way in which all members in this place are approaching an issue which I know could divide us. It touches on the sanctity of life, on issues of great importance to all of us, and on the question of human suffering that so distresses all ...

Date: 2016/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) May 3, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement: “I’m outraged to see the current government bring forward a motion to trample on the rights of independent MPs, and MPs from parties with fewer than 12 MPs,” Ms. May said. “A Liberal-mandated motion is ...

Date: 2016/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May:Mr. Speaker, my question is for the hon. government House leader. We all know that in this place in theory all members of Parliament are equal, but sometimes large majority parties will use their power, and I think it is an abuse of power, to reduce the rights of smaller party MPs, such as ...

Date: 2016/04/26 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Dying with Dignity Protect Bees, Ban Neonicotinoids Meet Our Paris Climate Commitments Make Every Vote Count Save the Experimental Lakes Area Falun Gong National Moratorium on Fracking Label GMOs Establish a National HIV/AIDS Strategy Abolish Mandatory Minimums Marine Protected Areas Establish a No-Discharge Zone Stop Torture National Pharmacare Program Pesticides End Shark Finning Protect Southern ...

Date: 2016/04/21 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank the Prime Minister for his leadership in Paris and for attending the upcoming Earth Day signing at the United Nations. However, our current target does not reflect that leadership. Our current target does not meet the climate urgency and emergency situation we face. It is still the weakest target ...

Date: 2016/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Committees

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Date: 2016/04/18 -- Category/Categories: Private Members Bills

C-205: ALS Month Act C-210: An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender) C-215: Support for Volunteer Firefighters Act C-224: Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act C-228: An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture) C-234: An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers) C-237: Candidate Gender Equity Act C-238: National ...

Date: 2016/04/14 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight on adjournment proceedings to pursue a question that I asked in the House on February 23. My question related to actions of the previous government, and I want to stress this. This issue primarily rests with actions taken by the previous government where multitudes of British Columbians, first ...

Date: 2016/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister. In light of a series of very controversial order-in-council appointments in the dying days of the previous government, would the Prime Minister join with political scientists such as Carl Baar and Peter Russell and accept as a constitutional convention that it is illegitimate for ...

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