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 ...

Date: 2017/09/20 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Democracy, Speeches

A Clarion Call for Democracy Mark Holland, the Member for Ajax, paused debate on Bill S-2 yesterday to deliver a moving reflection on his twenty-plus years of friendship with the late Arnold Chan. Following this, he read the speech Arnold had hoped to give himself, outlining the challenges that Canada’s democratic institutions face in the ...

Date: 2017/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I want to let my friend know that I am pleased to see this piece of legislation come forward. I hope it will have, and I believe it will have, unanimous support in this place. I was trying to search my archives to see if I could find proof of this, ...

Date: 2017/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, it is an honour to rise in this place to put my views forward following the member for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou. He said exactly, in much clearer, more passionate language and with greater depth of experience, the reasons that I am also putting forward amendments to try to repair Bill S-3, so that ...

Date: 2017/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, yesterday I spoke to the issue of prorogation, because we now have a historic opportunity to ensure that prorogation will never again be used improperly, and I said that the motion fails to eliminate that possibility. I was about to close on the subject of prorogation by suggesting to the House, ...

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