Date: 2017/09/22 -- Category/Categories: climate change, Parliament, Statements

Mr. Speaker, in his last letter to Canadians, read into this record by the hon. member for Ajax, Arnold Chan left us with these words: Climate change is undeniably the focus of attention today, as it should be. The recent flooding in Texas, hurricane in the Caribbean and Florida, violent monsoon rains in Bangladesh and ...

Date: 2017/09/22 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I have had the opportunity to have side conversations with other members in the Conservative caucus. To me, it is quite clear that Bill C-47 is entirely about arms trade. It is entirely about export of armaments. It has no application to domestic sale of long guns or guns of any ...

Date: 2017/09/21 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament, Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, to my friend, the hon. member for Davenport, muito obrigada. We are very pleased to see the bill come forward. I am happy to second it and I wanted to let the member know that the story of Portuguese Joe is one I know well. Joe Silva is very well known ...

Date: 2017/09/21 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Natural Resources. We know that since Bill C-38 in 2012, the National Energy Board, with no competence or experience in environmental assessment, is making a hash of the projects that it reviews. Two expert panels have now recommended taking the National Energy ...

Date: 2017/09/20 -- Category/Categories: climate change, Democracy, Speeches

A Clarion Call for Democracy Mark Holland, the Member for Ajax, paused debate on Bill S-2 yesterday to deliver a moving reflection on his twenty-plus years of friendship with the late Arnold Chan. Following this, he read the speech Arnold had hoped to give himself, outlining the challenges that Canada’s democratic institutions face in the ...

Date: 2017/09/11 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Publications

Dear Friends and Supporters, It’s not too late to have your say – the deadline for submissions relating to the Government of Canada’s “Environmental and Regulatory Reviews: Discussion Paper” is now extended to September 15. The House of Commons sits in a week’s time, meaning the government can introduce legislation on Environmental Assessment this fall. ...

Date: 2017/08/28 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Statements, Uncategorized

Below you will find Elizabeth’s response to the government’s deeply disappointing and concerning discussion paper on fixing environmental and regulatory reviews. It is also available, with its original formatting, as a pdf, here. Response to “Environmental and Regulatory Reviews: Discussion Paper” Released June 29 – Deadline for comment August 28, 2017 From Elizabeth May, O.C., ...

Date: 2017/07/18 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Publications

NAFTA Consultations Global Affairs Canada Trade Negotiations – North America (TNP) Lester B. Pearson Building 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 July 18, 2017 Written submission in response to the Canada Gazette Notice RE: Consultations on the Renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA)   What should be the goals of free ...

Date: 2017/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I think the whole House can see from the questions from the leader of the official opposition, the leader of the New Democrats, and now from me that there is an extraordinary broad consensus on this side of the House that Canadian families and individuals living with autism really do need ...

Date: 2017/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I am also a lawyer, but the member does not have to take my word for it either. I was very pleased to be at the table at committee, although, again, I would have rather had my rights restored to present amendments at report stage. However, I did present about 12 ...

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