Date: 2017/05/09 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, with respect to these debates about time allocation, I would have wished we could ask questions of the Government House Leader, because decisions about the way the government is proceeding and the increased use of time allocation is the House leader’s area. The breakdown in relations between the House leaders of ...

Date: 2017/05/08 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I rise today on the first day of National Nursing Week. I am sure I am the first among many members in this place who will take an opportunity to speak about the enormous contribution to Canadian society of the nursing profession. The theme for National Nursing Week this year is ...

Date: 2017/05/04 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Points of Order

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, one might think that the hon. member for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas and I had a simultaneous sense of a point of order. I ask for your indulgence for just a moment. It has been six years since those of us elected on May 2, 2011, have served. I recall distinctly the opening ...

Date: 2017/05/04 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Montcalm. He stated his position, and I completely agree with him. As members, we are all equals here in this place. Our constituents, the people who live in our ridings, are equals, and it is only fair that we all have the same rights and freedoms ...

Date: 2017/05/04 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I have two comments for my hon. colleague, and hopefully I will get a response to the second. I feel honour bound to say that when the Harper administration brought in the tax credit for the use of buses, the Green Party opposed it because it did not put a single ...

Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications, Déclarations

During Mental Health Week, Elizabeth is highlighting the personal, social, and economic benefits that can be gained from strengthening mental health services across the nation and implementing preventive measures. “Roughly one in five Canadians struggles with a mental health problem, which is a substantial portion of the population,” said Dr. Richard Walsh, Green Party Mental ...

Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May issued the following statement on May 3, World Press Freedom Day: “A free press plays an integral role in a healthy democracy by holding governments to account and by increasing transparency. “Alarmingly, Canada’s news media continues to suffer from an unhealthy degree of concentration of ownership. This year, Canada failed to make the top 20 in Reporters Without Borders’ ...

Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, next week in Fairbanks, Alaska is an all-important meeting of the Arctic Council where eight nations of the Arctic will be holding a meeting, represented by foreign ministers. It is clear, based on the most recent science, that the Arctic is the fastest warming region in the world and that thawing ...

Date: 2017/05/02 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I had in mind a longer question, but given your injunction, I am wondering if the hon. member for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston has had any opportunity to look at the proposals I have made for changing our standing rules and if he sees merit in any of them. Scott Reid – Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON ...

Date: 2017/04/28 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

On Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017, Elizabeth and Sheila Malcolmson (MP, Nanaimo-Ladysmith) participated in ‘Protecting Our Islands,’ a public meeting and fundraiser to assist with the First Nations court challenge of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project. The event was organized by Island Residents Against Tanker Expansion. Please see below, for video footage of her ...

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