Date: 2020/07/05 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, News, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! This Sunday finds me finally out of the 14 day isolation from the last trip to Ottawa and on my way back.  The House will sit this coming Wednesday July 8th, and I’ll arrive tomorrow for the Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will provide the first ...

Date: 2020/06/28 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! Welcome to Summer! The Green Party leadership race is now well underway with ten candidates. The first debate was co-hosted by former Green leaders, Jim Harris and me and sponsored by Fair Vote Canada, and included some French. There will also be debates with a French broadcaster, details in the works. If you missed the ...

Date: 2020/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications

Happy Solstice! Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Happy Fathers’ Day!! Happy Longest Day of the Year! It is my first full day home after a long shift in Ottawa, from June 1-18. The COVID-19 pandemic has been nearly over-shadowed these last few months by issues of racism and police violence. It is almost one month since ...

Date: 2020/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 15 - 19 (le français suit) This week MPs participated in the final week of regular parliamentary sessions before the summer adjournment, a time when MPs can concentrate on work in their ridings for more than a few days at a time. Given the ongoing pandemic, this summer will be very different. During the summer, MPs will meet for four pre-scheduled ...

Date: 2020/06/14 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications

Good Sunday Morning!   We have hit the three months mark of living in pandemic land.  I don’t know about you, but I am sick of it.  But we know it is not over. We have to be careful. As Greens, we called for a coordinated national response months ago. We are the only party ...

Date: 2020/06/12 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Uncategorized, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 8 – 12 (le français suit) This week, Green MPs launched Reimagining our Future: Reconnected, Renewed, Resilient, a vision for Canada’s post-pandemic future. Reimagining our Future is a bold and detailed blueprint for a sustainable and prosperous recovery that will drive Canada’s transition to a green economy and a just society. Elizabeth spoke at the press conference to launch Reimagining our Future, ...

Date: 2020/06/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications

Let me begin with an apology. Last Sunday, I think many of you expected and needed for me to talk about the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd and the horrors of Donald Trump. And you were disappointed. Instead, I wrote about climate and endangered species. Not the right call. Honestly, I couldn’t bear it. My ...

Date: 2020/06/05 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications, Uncategorized, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 1 – 5 (le français suit) This week Green MPs responded to the shocking killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the United States, and the ensuing protests across North America. The Green caucus stands in solidarity with victims of race-based violence and is committed to creating a more just and ...

Date: 2020/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications

  Good Sunday Morning!   Amazing. Tomorrow is June first; starting Week 13 in my own COVID timeline. Life in COVID-world is now assured to span four months of 2020 and will likely take us through months to come. I have to return to Ottawa to take the last in-person shift for the Green Caucus ...

Date: 2020/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: May 25 - May 29 (le français suit) Jenica reads her speech before entering the Chamber This week, a reduced number of MPs met in Ottawa to debate the Government’s latest proposal that would allow MPs to participate virtually in regular sittings of the House. MP Jenica Atwin drove from her riding of Fredericton to Ottawa to ...

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