Date: 2020/02/03 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, News, Parliament

Madam Speaker, I want to start by acknowledging that we are here today, as every day, on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation. We are currently debating the new NAFTA. The Green Party considers this to be a real improvement over the first version of NAFTA, now that chapter 11 has been removed. ...

Date: 2020/01/27 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Debate, Democracy, News, Parliament

Madam Speaker, I am honoured to rise today for the first time this year and at the start of a new decade. I would like to share my time with my colleague, the hon. member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith. I am very happy that all the members of the Green Party will have an opportunity to speak ...

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 ...

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