Date: 2019/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – “Canada is fortunate to have access to an abundance of water, and yet today numerous First Nations communities across Canada remain without access to potable water, four years after the Liberals promised to resolve this issue once and for all,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “Ironically, the ...

Date: 2019/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — Today, the Green Party of Canada celebrates the international influence of our francophone culture that unites over 300 million people and includes some 88 member states on five continents, all sharing a common use of the French language. “Protecting and promoting the French language in Quebec, and throughout Canada’s vibrant french-speaking communities, benefits ...

Date: 2019/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) said today that all Canadians should be deeply disturbed by reports that the Trudeau government is considering closing a loophole in the Safe Third Country (STCA) Agreement. “Given the unpredictability and disarray of current immigration procedures in the U.S., the United States should no longer ...

Date: 2019/03/19 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Although the Trudeau government continues to insist that it’s committed to decisive action on the climate crisis, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2019 federal budget tells a very different story. “It just doesn’t add up,” said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “The budget’s total commitment to a suite of energy efficiency ...

Date: 2019/03/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Since the last federal budget, the Liberal government has squandered $4.5 billion on an ageing pipeline while committing to spend another $10-13 billion to expand said pipeline. Given that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that to avoid global catastrophe we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per ...

Date: 2019/03/14 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

SIDNEY, B.C.– After decades of neglect and cover up, Reay Creek Pond in Sidney, B.C. has finally been designated as a Class 1 contamination site. Transport Canada will begin remediation immediately. “From my very first conversation with Minister Marc Garneau in 2015, days after his appointment as Minister of Transport, I raised the issue that ...

Date: 2019/03/14 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Press Releases

OTTAWA — Inspired by the actions of one 16-year-old Swedish girl, students in 50 towns and cities across Canada will join hundreds of thousands of students around the world, to strike on Friday in defence of their future. What began as a lonely protest by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, has now morphed into a global phenomenon ...

Date: 2019/03/13 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Climate Change

We are in a climate emergency and we are doing nothing substantive or effective to confront it. Within Parliament and media circles, we ignore the urgency of the climate crisis. Some Members of Parliament understand the grave nature of the threat. Some of us grasp that when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports ...

Date: 2019/03/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) will speak at a Climate Forum at the Treaty Four Governance Centre in Fort Qu’appelle, Saskatchewan, on March 13. And she’s wondering why the local MP, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer, has turned down an invitation to attend. “Mr. Scheer would certainly benefit from hearing his ...

Date: 2019/03/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) said today she was astonished by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first full statement on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. “It is clear that the effort to get SNC-Lavalin a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) continues to drive all aspects of handling the issue,” said Ms. May. ...

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