Date: 2017/06/12 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Issues, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I am pleased the member for Willowdale says the government is open to certain additional changes, but I agree with my friend from Vancouver East. We had every reason to hope that there would be more in Bill C-6 to undo the damage of Bill C-24. I certainly will support the ...

Date: 2017/06/12 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

On June 12th, Liberal MP Arnold Chan, who has been battling cancer, stood and delivered a moving speech in the House of Commons, appealing to parliamentarians to elevate their debate and practice, and to citizens to value their democracy. He also gave a gracious “shout-out” to Elizabeth (starting at 07:23). Both his full speech and ...

Date: 2017/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I completely support the supply day motion. I first raised this issue in the House on October 25, 2016, that these negotiations were to begin, and that Canada should play a leadership role. I raised it again on February 22, 2017. I am very concerned that Canada is not there. I ...

Date: 2017/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May  Mr. Speaker, I rise to pursue a question that I asked in question period not that long ago, on Friday, June 2. I suppose it is now June 9. Though the Table still says it is June 8, it is a bit after midnight. The context of my question to the Minister of ...

Date: 2017/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Statements

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement on World Oceans Day: “Threats to our oceans are increasing due to the adverse effects of climate change including the rise in ocean temperatures, ocean and coastal acidification, deoxygenation, sea-level rise, the decrease in polar ice coverage, coastal erosion, ...

Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Issues, Letters, Publications

Dear Friends and Supporters, I am writing to inform you that Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, has tabled the Federal Framework on Lyme Disease in Parliament. For many of us, this road has been a long and difficult one. For me it started almost ten years ago when I met Brenda Sterling in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. I wondered ...

Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Publications, Statements

PDF of submission available for download here. Text of submission below. Submission in Response to the Poverty Reduction Consultation To: The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Employment and Social Development Canada From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Date: June 5, 2017 Dear Minister Duclos, Thank you for ...

Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I certainly welcome the resolution from the government today on the ongoing commitment of the Canadian government to the Paris agreement. We had already voted in this place and confirmed our support as a Parliament. I quibble with the introduction, because as much as President Trump announced from the rose garden ...

Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, we are seeing far more uses of time allocation than I ever thought I would see from a new Liberal government, particularly when I read the mandate letters that went to all the ministers that spoke to respect for the members of the opposition parties and respectful debate in this place. ...

Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May I now have the honour of debating the omnibus budget bill, Bill C-44, at report stage. I find this so ironic, because I truly believed that the era of the omnibus budget bill would end when the new Liberal government took power. In fact, the new government promised that it would not use ...

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