Date: 2019/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Events, In the News, News, Statements

Joyeuse Saint-Jean-Baptiste! Partout au pays, dans les défilés colorés et les fêtes animées, on souligne la Saint-Jean-Baptiste : Fête nationale du Québec. Cette journée nous célébrons les contributions que la langue française et la tradition québécoise nous apportent. Elles sont essentielles pour notre pays diversifié. Cette journée marque aussi le début de l’été. Soyez sage ...

Date: 2019/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Publications

Tax Policy Branch Department of Finance Canada June 17, 2019 RE: Consultation on Draft Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax Legislation To Whom It May Concern: I appreciate this opportunity to offer feedback on the Department of Finance’s draft legislation amending the Excise Tax Act. My brief comments today will focus on the proposal to ...

Date: 2019/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 10 - 14 Welcome back to the parliamentary Week in Review for our Green Members of Parliament! This weekly e-newsletter recaps Elizabeth May and Paul Manly's work in Parliament when the House is in session. Using the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth and Paul's interventions in the House, keep ...

Date: 2019/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Bill S-203, Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Parliament, Press Conferences

Bill S-203, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins, passes! Elizabeth joins colleagues, activists, and organizations at a press conference to discuss what this means for whales and dolphins in Canada, and next steps.   Print this page...

Date: 2019/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Bill S-203, Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Parliament, Press Releases

OTTAWA – Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act cleared its final hour of debate at third reading and was passed in the House of Commons today. Bill S-203 was introduced by former Senator Wilfred Moore in December 2015 and then sponsored by Senator Murray Sinclair. After much procedural delay, it ...

Date: 2019/06/06 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, I am enormously grateful that my friend from Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan chose to put some focus on the media bailout, because I was not able to get in on the debate when that was before the House squarely. I voted against the Conservative motion last night. My vote might be considered to be support for ...

Date: 2019/06/06 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Speeches

Mr. Speaker, it is such an honour to put this question to my friend from Edmonton Strathcona, who has decided not to run again and who has done stalwart environmental work. I think I first started working with the hon. member for Edmonton Strathcona around 1984. We look younger than we really are. However, this is such essential ...

Date: 2019/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, there are a lot of concerns about the pardons and the way they are structured in the bill. One thing I tried to do at committee, which was based on advice from a number of witnesses, is this. There is a condition that a pardon cannot proceed until the sentence has been fulfilled ...

Date: 2019/06/03 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Indigenous Rights, Issues, News

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo and all members in this place for speeding up the passage of Bill C-92. I would have had a chance to make a speech tonight, and I stopped myself, because it is more important that we get this bill through. I have some of the same misgivings as ...

Date: 2019/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Statements

Mr. Speaker, I rise today on what is called Standing Order 31, and Standing Order 31, as we all know, is also known as members’ statements. The topic of my member’s statement today is members’ statements. We had a very interesting discussion yesterday at PROC on procedures and House affairs. The theme of the discussion ...

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