Date: 2019/06/06 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, I am enormously grateful that my friend from Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan chose to put some focus on the media bailout, because I was not able to get in on the debate when that was before the House squarely. I voted against the Conservative motion last night. My vote might be considered to be support for ...

Date: 2019/06/06 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Speeches

Mr. Speaker, it is such an honour to put this question to my friend from Edmonton Strathcona, who has decided not to run again and who has done stalwart environmental work. I think I first started working with the hon. member for Edmonton Strathcona around 1984. We look younger than we really are. However, this is such essential ...

Date: 2019/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, there are a lot of concerns about the pardons and the way they are structured in the bill. One thing I tried to do at committee, which was based on advice from a number of witnesses, is this. There is a condition that a pardon cannot proceed until the sentence has been fulfilled ...

Date: 2019/06/03 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Indigenous Rights, Issues, News

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo and all members in this place for speeding up the passage of Bill C-92. I would have had a chance to make a speech tonight, and I stopped myself, because it is more important that we get this bill through. I have some of the same misgivings as ...

Date: 2019/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Statements

Mr. Speaker, I rise today on what is called Standing Order 31, and Standing Order 31, as we all know, is also known as members’ statements. The topic of my member’s statement today is members’ statements. We had a very interesting discussion yesterday at PROC on procedures and House affairs. The theme of the discussion ...

Date: 2019/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Speeches

Mr. Speaker, knowing that we have very little time left, I want to say it is unfortunate that deletions are necessary at this point. I want to again put on the record the deep unhappiness of many of us seeing, in Bill C-97, the use of an omnibus budget bill to bring in provisions such as ...

Date: 2019/05/30 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May calls out Senate committee for not proceeding with Bill C-48 May 16, 2019 OTTAWA — On Wednesday, the Senate committee on transportation recommended against proceeding with Bill C-48, which would enact an oil tanker moratorium along the northern coast of B.C. C-48 would enshrine in law a tanker ban that was honoured by ...

Date: 2019/05/30 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Indigenous Rights, Issues, News, Parliament, Question Period

Madam Speaker, we have been debating in this place a climate emergency. We know we are in a climate emergency. It is not in the abstract; it is real and happening in real time. In the community of Pikangikum First Nation in northern Ontario right now, 4,000 people are one to two kilometres from a ...

Date: 2019/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, In the News, News, Parliament, Press Conferences

PRESS CONFERENCE: On May 29, 2019, Elizabeth May joins colleagues in the Up For Debate campaign launch: A non-partisan coalition effort to promote women’s rights and gender equality in the 2019 federal election campaign.   Print this page...

Date: 2019/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Points of Order

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It is not the first time I have risen on this point of order, but it is the first time I have risen on a point of order from my new vantage point in the House. The hon. member for Wellington—Halton Hills is completely correct with respect to ...

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