Date: 2017/02/17 -- Category/Categories: Publications

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Date: 2017/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

Dissecting the Prime Minister’s excuses for ditching his promise of fair voting February 16, 2017 Elizabeth May I t was a massive blow to my faith in Trudeau’s good intentions when he re-wrote the mandate letter to the Minister of Democratic Institutions to remove the responsibility for bringing in a new voting system. Since then, ...

Date: 2017/02/15 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

Elizabeth May notes that the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could face years of ratification votes in member countries before it takes full effect. “Pending a decision from the European Court of Justice, CETA’s most controversial aspects, such as the investor court system, will require ratification by all 38 national and regional parliaments ...

Date: 2017/02/15 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Today, Elizabeth May joins all Canadians in celebrating the anniversary of our national flag: “It’s been 52 years since the modern Canadian flag was first raised on Parliament Hill. National Flag Day is particularly special this year as we recognize Canada’s 150th celebrations from coast to coast to coast. We note our 150th anniversary conscious ...

Date: 2017/02/11 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Canadians joined rallies in cities from coast to coast today to demand that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honour his promise on electoral reform. Elizabeth May, spoke at the Reform the Vote rally in Victoria, B.C., attended by hundreds. Rallies took place in nearly 30 communities including Vancouver, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, ...

Date: 2017/02/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Canada’s innovation agenda – can moon shots work? February 7, 2017 Elizabeth May. O.C., M.P. Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. - Paul Krugman, The Age of Diminishing Expectations (1994) It is not worth the ink to repeat the ways in which Canada has fallen behind in productivity. We can recite ...

Date: 2017/02/02 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Island Tides, Publications

The Trump inaugural address and the lies it told January 24, 2017 Elizabeth May MP The web of lies in the narrative spun in 16 minutes by President Donald Trump represents a chilling foreshadowing of his world view. Of course, no one can know for sure if Donald Trump believes the things he says.  His ...

Date: 2017/02/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Elizabeth May, O.C., M.P. February 2, 2017 There is an old parable of a North American indigenous culture. My best sources say it is Cherokee, but I first heard it from a M’qmak elder. It is the story of a grandfather who told his small grandson that within him a war was raging. “There are ...

Date: 2017/01/28 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Today marks the first day of festivities for the Chinese New Year. Elizabeth May, MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands) joins in the celebration by wishing all Canadians a year of prosperity and peace. The new year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, ...

Date: 2017/01/27 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Today, marks 72 years since the liberation of the victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The world pauses to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day by paying tribute to the millions of lives that were lost. “The world must continue to be watchful and remember ‘never again’ must apply to areas of horrifically violent conflict that ...

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