Date: 2017/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Nouvelles, Communiqués, Publications

Innovation and Environment Canada are the big winners, but the continuation of fossil fuel subsidies and lucrative stock option loopholes are unaffected by Budget 2017. “For the first time, we’re seeing a focus on adaptation to climate change in this year’s budget,” said Elizabeth May. “I’m pleased to see signficant investment in clean tech and ...

Date: 2017/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

“On World Water Day, we call on the Trudeau administration to take action on the deplorable condition of many First Nations wastewater and water filtration systems,” said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “More than 80 drinking water advisories are in effect in communities across Canada. This is unacceptable in a modern democracy, and it dishonours ...

Date: 2017/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

Ms. May believes Canada is strongest when it is inclusive, united and free from all forms of racial discrimination. “With the increasingly toxic politics emanating from a Trump White House, Canada must become a global champion of human rights, and stand in strong opposition to any policies that promote – whether directly or indirectly – ...

Date: 2017/03/10 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review March 10, 2017 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 ...

Date: 2017/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Statement on International Women’s Day 2017 Today, during International Women’s Day, the Elizabeth May joins Canadians as they celebrate the achievements of women, while recognizing the challenges that lie ahead: “As we celebrate women around the world today, we must remain vigilant on issues of gender equality. In Canada, we are finally making progress on ...

Date: 2017/03/02 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Island Tides, Publications

Fake News, propaganda and motion 103 by Elizabeth May March 2, 2017 We are in a post-truth era.  President Trump denounces journalists as “enemies of the people” and any inconvenient truths as “fake news.” There is such a thing as “fake news.”  I first encountered it back in 2009 in the midst of the disastrous ...

Date: 2017/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

Elizabeth May is calling on the Liberals to honour their campaign promise to close a lucrative tax loophole for the rich by taxing stock options like personal income. When exercised, stock options are taxed at half the rate of ordinary income. This is grossly unfair and means that average Canadians are subsidizing senior executives who ...

Date: 2017/02/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May celebrates the actions of Université Laval to commit to divest from all fossil fuel holdings, and is encouraging all Canadian universities, pension funds and other institutional investors to do the same. Ms. May stated: “With this action, Laval becomes the first Canadian university to take responsible action to switch its endowment fund investments ...

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, ...

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