Date: 2017/04/03 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Letters, News, Parliament, Statements

On April 3rd, 2017, Elizabeth held a press conference and released a report detailing a number of changes which could be made to the rules and procedures governing the House of Commons in order to improve the democratic legitimacy, sustainability and functionality of Canada’s Parliament. Video footage of the press conference can be viewed here. ...

Date: 2017/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the International Energy Agency have all urged governments around the world to do two things, at a minimum: to put in place a carbon price and to eliminate all fossil fuel subsidies. I wonder if the Prime Minister could update us on where ...

Date: 2017/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, it is always an honour to rise in this place and pay tribute to people from my community of Saanich—Gulf Islands. However, it is particularly difficult when I am paying tribute to someone who has passed away far too soon. Saanich councillor, Vic Derman, died this weekend. He had served on ...

Date: 2017/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Débat, Parlement

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I congratulate my friend and hon. colleague, who is now the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety. I certainly hope that his experience as parliamentary secretary for public safety will not be as frustrating as it was to be parliamentary secretary for democratic institutions. I highly doubt that the ...

Date: 2017/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May First of all, let me thank you Mr. Chair for giving me the ability to speak at this moment on this very critical issue for all members of parliament. I would very much appreciate the consideration that, as the committee goes forward, all members, and particularly the Government Leader in the House, consider ...

Date: 2017/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Débat, Parlement

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise today to speak to Bill C-22. I had not thought that we would see government amendments at report stage that undo a lot of the good work that has been done by the committee. I approach this issue by first saying I support the creation ...

Date: 2017/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May  Mr. Speaker, in addition to this being International Women’s Day, it is also a deadline for the Minister of Health for comments on the federal framework on Lyme disease. This has been brought into play by the bill I submitted in the 41st Parliament, unanimously supported in the House and the Senate, and ...

Date: 2017/03/07 -- Category/Categories: Débat, Parlement

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, as this is my first chance to speak to the opposition motion today, I want to put on the record that I will be voting for the NDP motion. I think it is important and timely. The Green Party recently issued a very similar statement to the media calling on the ...

Date: 2017/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I want to begin by thanking the preceding speaker, the member for South Okanagan—West Kootenay, and in fact, the whole NDP caucus for allowing me 10 minutes to speak in this very important debate. I have been struggling today. I keep thinking to myself that people who live in glass houses ...

Date: 2017/02/22 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, over the years, Canada has led in UN negotiations to ban biological weapons, ban chemical weapons, ban cluster munitions, and ban landmines. Just last week the organizational meetings began for the next frontier: to ban nuclear weapons. But Canada was not there, while 101 other countries were. I would like to ...

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