Date: 2018/04/16 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today to join my colleagues in offering our condolences to the families, loved ones, and communities in Saskatchewan, as well as across Canada. I stand here today in a minor hockey jersey from one of our local teams, the Peninsula Eagles, because we ...

Date: 2018/03/29 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by acknowledging we are on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people, and express gratitude to them for their generosity and patience. Meegwetch. I also want to thank the hon. member for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook for sharing his time with me, and acknowledge this shows a spirit of ...

Date: 2018/03/28 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, it is indeed an enormous honour to stand here today on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin peoples, to whom we say meegwetch for their generosity. Across this country, Indigenous peoples have allowed us settler culture people to share a territory. Historically, we have not done it in ways that ...

Date: 2018/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Beaches—East York for splitting his time with me. More specifically, I would like to thank the government House leader. As one can imagine, it has been a difficult thing for me over the years to obtain speaking slots on important bills. I ...

Date: 2018/03/02 -- Category/Categories: Environmental Assessment, Issues, Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I rise today on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin people, and thank them for their generosity. Meegwetch. I also want to thank the hon. member for Davenport for splitting time with me. The circumstances are not those that lend me to feel particularly relieved or happy, but I am ...

Date: 2018/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

On Wednesday, February 14, the leaders of each party delivered speeches on the recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights, prompted by the unjust court proceedings of the Colten Boushie case. Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, we stand on traditional territory of the Algonquin people and accept their extraordinary generosity, again with thanks. In the language of ...

Date: 2018/02/02 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise at report stage to deal with Bill C-50, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act in dealing with fundraising. I had the opportunity before committee to attempt to make amendments to the bill. Certainly there was excellent testimony from many expert witnesses, particularly from ...

Date: 2017/12/15 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleagues from Edmonton Centre, Calgary Nose Hill, and Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke. Today, we meet following the historic apology to the LGBTQ2 community. We had a historic apology to the LGBTQ community, two-spirited community, queer community, and the trans community. It was extremely moving. It was powerful. Today, with Bill C-66, ...

Date: 2017/09/29 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour for me to say a few words on this truly moving occasion, because the member for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity is not only a colleague, but a dear, close friend. I was privileged to work with the member for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity in the 41st Parliament. I remain personally grateful for many kindnesses, ...

Date: 2017/09/27 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament, Speeches

Madam Speaker, is an honour to rise today to speak to Bill C-58, the long-awaited amendments to the Access to Information and the Privacy Act. As we have heard from many Liberal members, this is the first time the act has been substantially amended since its initial debut. As has been said by many of ...

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