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: 2017/02/22 -- 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 ...

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: 2017/02/08 -- 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: 2017/02/01 -- 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: 2016/12/14 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Asbestos Oral Questions December 14th, 2016 / 3:05 p.m. Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC Mr. Speaker, it is my great hope that we could leave this place with glad tidings. I hear news that the Government of Canada, after decades of inaction, is finally prepared to ban the use, import, and export of asbestos. I ...

Date: 2016/12/07 -- Category/Categories: Question Period, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, representatives of the Coalition des citoyens de Lac-Mégantic are here in Ottawa today. In 2013, the member for Papineau signed their petition in support of the construction of a rail bypass in Lac-Mégantic. Today, they are sending a clear message to the Prime Minister. They are asking him to keep his ...

Date: 2016/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Kinder Morgan, Question Period, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, many British Columbians believed the Liberal election promises last year. I myself did. I believed the Liberal campaign promises that the National Energy Board process was so badly broken that no pipeline could be approved as a result of that process. No magical process has intervened, no testing of the evidence, ...

Date: 2016/11/16 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am following up on a question asked yesterday of the Minister of National Defence by my colleague from Cowichan—Malahat—Langford. It is about the Shawnigan Lake quarry, which has been shown to violate its permits. It was approved for contaminated-soil disposal, but downstream, where 12,000 residents of Vancouver Island depend on ...

Date: 2016/11/02 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, here is a scenario. If the CETA agreement were in force and a controversial Ajax mine in Kamloops, British Columbia were turned down by the British Columbia government, the Polish mining company would have the right to bring an arbitration case against Canada. On the other hand, were a Canadian company ...

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