Date: 2018/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I would say this to the hon. member for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke. I remember the fight we had in the 41st Parliament with respect to Bill C-51, the so-called Anti-terrorism Act, which I believe made Canada much less safe. It is hard for me to actually vote for Bill C-59 now, especially when ...

Date: 2018/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan for striking a blow for members being recognized by the Speaker as they rise to speak. I want to suggest we had a confusion in some of the debate here tonight between the concept of oversight and review. I have the advantage, although ...

Date: 2018/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I appreciate that the hon. member for Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis has perhaps a more nostalgic and certainly more favourable view of what took place in the 41st Parliament, but I put it to him that my experience in studying Bill C-51 convinced me that it made us much less safe. I will ...

Date: 2018/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased that so many changes have been made to our anti-terrorism legislation, which are reflected in Bill C-59. I have stood in this place a number of times and complained that the government held consultations but did not listen. I am happy to say that this is not ...

Date: 2018/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, as I was listening to the debate here today, a bulletin just came through on my computer about a new, disturbing report that the west Antarctic ice sheet is melting three times faster than it was the last time it was checked. When sea ice melts, it does not affect the ...

Date: 2018/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I try to be as fair-minded as possible in this place. I would not have constructed the carbon tax the way it has been constructed. However, it is incontrovertible that the best evidence from around the world, from established agencies like the International Monetary Fund, the International Energy Agency, and the ...

Date: 2018/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, as this is my first moment to take the floor this morning, I want to make it clear that I would have no trouble with this opposition motion if it was restricted to points (a), (b), (c)(ii), c(iii), and (d). As is often the case with opposition motions in this place, ...

Date: 2018/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Carleton’s last comments are so reminiscent of the 2011 position of the Conservative Party regarding pipelines. Members of this place may have forgotten, but in 2011, under former prime minister Stephen Harper, the Conservative Party opposed pipelines to British Columbia on the grounds that it would be ...

Date: 2018/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I recognize that for both ministers this is a very difficult bill. Overall, I certainly support Bill C-45. In general, it strikes the right balance. However, I am disappointed that some of the Senate amendments have been rejected, and I wonder if the minister would reconsider. I tried similar amendments when ...

Date: 2018/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I have looked up the mandate letter the Minister of Natural Resources received, dated November 12. It says that in relation to environmental assessment and working with the environment minister, he is to “restore robust oversight and thorough environmental assessments of areas under federal jurisdiction”. I want to highlight that part, ...

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