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

Mr. Speaker, for my hon. friend, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety,, I recognize that the bill before us would make improvements in the situation of solitary confinement. I am particularly grateful to her colleague, the hon. member for Oakville North—Burlington, for working so collaboratively on the committee and helping some of my amendments ...

Date: 2019/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Debate, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I also tried to rise to speak to another Manitoba member, the Liberal member for Winnipeg North. I agree with the claim referenced by both members, that Canada is in a good position to exert world leadership. Canada has a tradition of punching above its weight. However, right now, the horrible ...

Date: 2019/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Debate, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

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Date: 2019/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Debate, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, this is a moment of extreme cognitive dissonance. We have before us a motion that there is a climate emergency that was tabled on May 16 and then adjourned for a month. For an emergency, we should not be adjourning debate, nor should we have closure on debate.   I think ...

Date: 2019/06/13 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I congratulate my hon. colleague on his first speech as the Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board. I just wish he had better content for his first speech. Bill C-58 is such a massive disappointment. I have never seen a commissioner like the Privacy Commissioner pan legislation as ...

Date: 2019/06/13 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Debate, Democracy, Environmental Assessment, Issues, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, words may fail me, and that rarely happens. This bill is despicable. The minister should be ashamed of the claim she makes on the floor of this House, the claim that she is supported by doing consultations, when she explicitly ignored the advice of the expert panel on environmental assessment. It ...

Date: 2019/06/12 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Debate, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Madam Speaker, I rise to raise a question I initially asked on May 30, not long ago. While the procedures for Adjournment Proceedings call for being allowed to ask for such a debate when the answer received is not sufficient, I think I am within the rubric of our rules in asking for this ...

Date: 2019/06/12 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

Madam Speaker, I want to congratulate my colleague and the other half of the Green Party caucus in this place on his first speech. I also thank the voters of Nanaimo—Ladysmith for growing us as a party, as well as the individual efforts of this particular community leader to be in this place and speak ...

Date: 2019/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, I certainly share many of the concerns of the hon. member for Essex about this new version, NAFTA 2.0, CUSMA or USMCA, depending on where people stand and what country they are in. I have concerns and I am also torn. CUSMA certainly is a vast improvement in finally getting rid of the investor-state provisions ...

Date: 2019/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, Parliament

Madam Speaker, as is not uncommon for me, I find myself somewhat in the middle on this. I deeply object to this very harsh time limitation on the debate of Bill C-88. At the same time, I was here in the 41st Parliament and I did work against the legislation. It was clear at the ...

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