Date: 2017/02/14 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Saanich-Gulf Islands, BC Mr. Speaker, I rise to present an amendment to the bill, but I want to say that it is extremely important that this legislation be passed and that we move expeditiously on the fentanyl crisis. The opioid crisis is a national public health crisis, and for the first time in my ...

Date: 2017/02/09 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings, Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in adjournment proceedings this evening to return to a question I originally asked on February 1. The House will recall, because we have spent today discussing the subject of electoral reform, that it was on February 1 that the Prime Minister changed the mandate letter to ...

Date: 2017/02/06 -- Category/Categories: CETA, Debate, Parliament, Speeches

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act Government Orders Elizabeth May – Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise again in this place to speak to the concerns I have about Bill C-30, legislation to enact the comprehensive economic and trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. There ...

Date: 2017/01/31 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament, Uncategorized

Ms. Elizabeth May: Madam Speaker, I am only able now to rise for the first time to address the substance of this debate, having been here for several hours. I am grateful to have a chance to put a question to the member for Kingston and the Islands. While we have been debating, I received ...

Date: 2017/01/31 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC Mr. Speaker, this is my first opportunity to get to my feet in today’s debate on Bill C-37. We are all terribly concerned. I am desperately concerned, as a member of Parliament from British Columbia, about the fentanyl crisis. Over 900 people died last year; I think it was 162 in ...

Date: 2016/12/12 -- Category/Categories: CETA, Debate, Issues, Parliament

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Government Orders Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House at the point of calling the question on Bill C-30, the bill that would bring in the comprehensive economic trade agreement between the European Union and Canada. I have the honour to ...

Date: 2016/12/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank all my colleagues. I share the view of my colleagues from Skeena—Bulkley Valley and Louis-Saint-Laurent and all the others who mentioned the incredible work done by the hon. member for Lac-Saint-Louis as committee chair, as well as all of the committee members. Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats, members of the ...

Date: 2016/12/06 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May:  Mr. Speaker, I have wanted to ask this question throughout the debate, particularly of a Liberal government member. Earlier the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance quoted at length comments made by the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, and her approval of spending. I would like to point to Christine Lagarde’s ...

Date: 2016/12/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the hon. parliamentary secretary appears to be misinformed about the jobs impact of Kinder Morgan. The National Energy Board refused to hear evidence on jobs and the economy. Unifor, the largest union representing the oil sands workers, wanted to make it clear to the National Energy Board that the expansion would ...

Date: 2016/10/18 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Mr. Speaker, I am particularly concerned about those provisions that remain somewhat hidden. We do not talk about them enough in Canada. Almost by rote, people who defend investor state agreements say that it is just a standard FIPA. I would ask my hon. colleague if she would agree with me that there is nothing ...

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