Date: 2016/05/18 -- Category/Categories: Question of Privilage

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have been torn about trying to intervene on what I saw or did not see, but I felt I had to rise. It is because my friend, the hon. member for New Westminster—Burnaby at one point spoke for me as all four parties in opposition. I just want to try, ...

Date: 2016/05/18 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Monsieur le Président, je remercie tous mes collègues de cette occasion d’ajouter quelques mots. This has been a profoundly moving moment in the House, particularly because we are so honoured to have so many people here in the galleries whose families and whose lives have been directly touched. Although this was 102 years ago, it ...

Date: 2016/05/18 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister, and I want to start by quoting this from yesterday’s unanimous decision by the Alberta court of appeal. It states: The declaration of invalidity on Carter does not require that the applicant be terminally ill. The decisions itself is clear. No words in it ...

Date: 2016/05/17 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Madam Speaker, it is an honour to be able to rise at report stage. I appreciate the decision of the Speaker to recognize that if there was ever a time for exceptional circumstances and exceptions under our Standing Order 76(5), this is such an occasion. The use of the exceptional circumstances here is to allow ...

Date: 2016/05/11 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

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Date: 2016/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I will note parenthetically that I would reserve the right to come back to you to argue more substantively on the question of the rights of smaller parties in relation to report stage. It is very clear, though, as you have outlined, Mr. Speaker, that in this case there had been no direction ...

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 ...

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