Date: 2014/06/16 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, there is, in fact, a substantial amendment that was made in committee that would remove the ability of Canadian Forces to use cluster munitions. However, we have still left far too much in that would weaken Canada’s commitment to the cluster munitions treaty. One of the places that I think is ...

Date: 2014/06/16 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, this is a really important bill, because it is Canada’s opportunity to show the community of nations that we are committed still to our role in the world that we established through the Ottawa process to deal with landmines and that on cluster munitions, we are prepared to implement the treaty, ...

Date: 2014/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, there is a spirited exchange in the House tonight as we get near 11:30. I am always reminded, when I hear about trickle-down economics, of John Kenneth Galbraith’s great line that trickle-down economics is feeding the grain to the horse and then there might be something for the sparrows in the ...

Date: 2014/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the hon. minister’s speech ranged widely and interestingly over a number of topics, not necessary confined to the bill before us, but I want to pick up on one of the aspects of the presentation. We talk a lot about pipelines as though they will inevitably create jobs for Canadians, but ...

Date: 2014/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague is absolutely right. The terms around FATCA are not defined. The intergovernmental agreement, the so-called IGA between the U.S. and Canada, has not been ratified as a treaty by the United States. We are treating it as though we have treaty obligations. The U.S. has not ratified it. ...

Date: 2014/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague started her speech by saying she represented the people of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke and was bringing their concerns to the table. This is a list of the people, and I am sure there are many in her riding, who would be affected by FATCA. It is far more than U.S. ...

Date: 2014/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, given that the FATCA buried in Bill C-31 requires that the bank search every single customer record with a fine-tooth comb, does the government have any estimates for what that is going to cost and how much of those costs will be passed on to every bank customer across Canada? Scott ...

Date: 2014/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague, the member of Parliament for Victoria, my neighbour, for delivering a clear and concise address to yet again, as he pointed out, another omnibus budget bill that combines many pieces of legislation into one. Unfortunately, that means something as egregious as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance ...

Date: 2014/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is always a difficult time when time allocation is raised in this place. It is very frequent, we now know. It is up to 69 times now. This used to be a measure that was taken only very rarely. When we have a debate on time allocation we end up ...

Date: 2014/06/02 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is quite rare that we hear in this place any member of Parliament or an entire political party admitting that they have made a mistake in having supported one policy and have now seen, based on empirical evidence, that the policy has failed. I would like to ask the hon. ...

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