Date: 2017/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, we do not have to go back very far to find quite outrageous things said by former parliamentarians. I would like to have seen this House in the wake of the tragedy, the murders, in Quebec City. We were quite united. We were clear, as parliamentarians, that we were denouncing the ...

Date: 2017/02/15 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May - Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC Mr. Speaker, three years ago in this place, we passed something called Lindsey’s law, an act to create a DNA database for missing persons. It is named Lindsey’s law out of respect for a missing person. Her name is Lindsey Nicholls. Her mom is a friend of mine. She is ...

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: 2017/02/09 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May: Madam Speaker, I rise today and want to begin by acknowledging that we are on the unceded territory of the Algonquin of Golden Lake. We say meegwetch. Before I begin my speech, I would like to thank my colleague, the member for Perth—Wellington. I am delighted that he decided to share his speaking time with ...

Date: 2017/02/08 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP): Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, at every single law school in Canada, students volunteered, doing research to figure out how they can help refugees potentially affected by President Trump’s attempt to stop their flight to safety. Now those same law students, starting at the University of Victoria, picked up on ...

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: 2017/02/01 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, “Within 18 months of forming government, we will introduce legislation to enact electoral reform”. That is from the Liberal platform. It is very clear, and it was repeated with clarity in the Speech from the Throne, and the mandate to us as members of the special committee said we were replacing ...

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: Parliament, Statements

Ms. Elizabeth May: - Translation - Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to add a few words. The members for Markham—Thornhill and for Saint-Laurent have been my friends for a long time now. It is funny to think back and realize that our relationship started because of the Sydney tar ponds on Cape Breton ...

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