Date: 2017/04/12 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, we were all moved enormously and inspired by the words of Malala Yousafzai in this place just hours ago. In her words, will the Prime Minister make girls’ education the central theme of his upcoming G7 presidency? Will he use the influence of Canada to help fill the global education funding ...

Date: 2017/04/05 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, since Bill C-38 in 2012, we have been labouring under a broken environmental assessment process. Today we have a landmark report from the expert panel on EA, headed by our former commissioner for the environment. It makes a bold recommendation: get rid of the NEB’s Environmental Assessment Agency, have a single ...

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: 2017/03/08 -- 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 ...

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