Date: 2021/03/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Good Sunday Morning, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! Tomorrow is both Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day – as well as the birthday of two dear friends – so a shout out to Amelia Clarke in Waterloo and my dear adopted mom Dorothy Cutting on Salt Spring Island! International Women’s Day changed my life.  Forty-one years ago, March 8, 1980, ...

Date: 2021/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder, Publications

Click here to read Elizabeth’s submission to the Protecting Canada’s Freshwater consultation. Print this page...

Date: 2021/02/28 -- Category/Categories: Good Sunday Morning, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! And ushering in March tomorrow – marking a full year of pandemic. My husband remarked the other morning as our dog Xo came bounding along, all chipper and ready for another really fun doggy day, “The best description of dogs I have ever heard,” said John, “is the ‘Designated Optimist.’” And – ...

Date: 2021/02/26 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: February 22 – 26 (le français suit) This week, the Speaker of the House ruled on Elizabeth’s Point of Privilege from last week. The Point of Privilege asked that the Speaker help resolve the situation of Greens being blocked from asking questions on Wednesdays when the Prime Minister answers all questions. Unfortunately, the Speaker ruled against Elizabeth’s ...

Date: 2021/02/14 -- Category/Categories: Good Sunday Morning, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! And a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Here on Vancouver Island, we had an uncommonly large snowfall yesterday after a deep chill from the Polar Vortex that has gripped much of Canada. Another reminder of the climate emergency generally missed by our nightly news and weather reports. How the warming of the globe ...

Date: 2021/02/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

February 10, 2020 NANAIMO, B.C. – Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Ladysmith Paul Manly is calling on the government to pass his motion to declare housing unaffordability a national crisis and to clamp down on the financialization and commodification of the housing market. “While Canadians are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, house prices ...

Date: 2021/01/31 -- Category/Categories: Good Sunday Morning, Publications

And the last day of January. This last week was our first back in parliamentary work. It was a relief when the rules to allow virtual sittings were quickly adopted by unanimous consent first thing Monday morning. (Actually, my “first thing” on Monday was a 5 am meeting of our Global Greens working group to ...

Date: 2021/01/29 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Welcome to the first sitting week of 2021! This week started with two emergency debates. On Monday, parliamentarians sat until midnight to debate President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline. Elizabeth was clear that the real emergency remains the climate emergency, and that Canada should respect the United States’ decision to cancel the pipeline. She ...

Date: 2021/01/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

January 25, 2021 OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is deeply concerned about ongoing cuts in Canada’s transportation sector that are creating havoc for communities and regions across the country and leaving Canadians with seriously diminished travel options. “Across Canada ground transportation is in crisis,” said Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). ...

Date: 2021/01/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

January 24, 2021 OTTAWA – As Parliament begins a new sitting on Monday, the Green Party of Canada reminds Members of Parliament that people in Canada are counting on them to stay focused. The urgent needs of the people, not any pre-election posturing and positioning, must be our priority. “Unfortunately, much of the spirit of ...

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