Date: 2017/04/21 -- Category/Categories: Events, Publications

Dear Friends and Supporters, Did you know that the position of Parliamentary Poet Laureate was created in Canada in 2001? Each one serves for two years, and the position alternates between Francophone and Anglophone writers. Parliamentarians may request a poem for special occasions, and so to celebrate Earth Day, Elizabeth requested a poem from our ...

Date: 2017/04/21 -- Category/Categories: Events, Publications

Earth Day Emergency Earth Day should be Thanksgiving, not Mother Earth’s Good Friday, when Extinction’s spectre— Those ghosts of the Endangered or those Dead Creatures haunt us—souls polluted by lead, Mercury, arsenic, acids, and seeds “Frankensteined” genetically. Live meat bleeds As it conveyor-belts from plains to plates— Shrink-wrapped, sporting “Best Before”-stamp, stale dates— While dolphins ...

Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Week in Review

Welcome to Elizabeth May’s parliamentary week in review! This weekly e-newsletter recaps her work in Parliament when the House is in session. At the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth’s interventions in the House, keep up with her media releases, and read articles she has written. This newsletter covers Elizabeth’s work from April ...

Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Statements

Elizabeth May extends best wishes to all Sikh-Canadians for a peaceful and joyous Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi celebrates the creation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and is also a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest. Khalsa Day parades will light up city streets across Canada, while friends and family will gather to read sacred ...

Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

As many Canadians gather this weekend for invaluable time with family and friends, Elizabeth May extends best wishes to everyone celebrating Easter. For Christians, Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ; Holy Saturday is the vigil over His tomb, and Easter Sunday is the celebratory day of His resurrection. This is a joyful day ...

Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

Elizabeth May, M.P. for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada April 2017 I try to avoid any partisan tinge to my columns in Island Tides, but I hope you will forgive me this one time sharing the inspiring experience of the recent Global Greens Congress in Liverpool, U.K. Not surprisingly, Green members ...

Date: 2017/04/12 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

By GREEN PARTY LEADER ELIZABETH MAY I can only applaud the Liberal government’s focus on attacking the infrastructure deficit. But the picture of what it actually plans to do is still incomplete. Electric vehicles are parked in front of the Parliament Buildings for Parliamentarians to check out during a demonstration day in 2013. Elizabeth May ...

Date: 2017/04/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May extends best wishes to everyone recognizing Passover, which begins at sundown. Passover commemorates liberation from oppression, and is a time for family and friends to gather together for traditional Seder dinners and to celebrate hope, peace and freedom. Passover is central to the intergenerational continuity of Jewish life, and to the beliefs and ...

Date: 2017/04/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Elizabeth May joins all Canadians in remembering the sacrifices and success of the Canadian Corps at a key turning point in the First World War. “Canada’s success, when all previous Allied efforts had failed, came at the terrible cost of 3,598 Canadian lives, with 7,004 ...

Date: 2017/04/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Today’s long-awaited Review of the Environmental Assessment Process report shows signs of making environmental assessments credible again, however many questions remain. Elizabeth May said: “The Green Party of Canada continues to call for the restoration of environmental assessments based on the principles of the original Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), brought forward under former Prime ...

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