Date: 2017/05/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Elizabeth May May 15, 2017 At a moment in politics when it seems positive firsts are few and far between, the news that the BC Green Party — the BC cousin of the federal Greens — will be forming its first-ever caucus in North America and in my home province was a rare blast of ...

Date: 2017/04/27 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

Elizabeth May April 27, 2017 This article originally appeared in Island Tides (April 27, 2017).  Another promise about to be broken?  Will Liberals restore the protections of Canada’s navigable waters?   On March 23, 2017, the federal Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities released its long-awaited report on how the Liberals will make good on the ...

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

Elizabeth May, M.P. for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada April 2017 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 ...

Date: 2017/04/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

What’s in the 2017 budget? By Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada On March 22, Finance Minister Bill Morneau came out with his government’s second budget. The big numbers spin around some ambitious announcements. On Housing: a National Housing Strategy including $5 billion National Housing Fund, ...

Date: 2017/03/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, 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: 2017/02/16 -- 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, ...

Date: 2017/02/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Canada’s innovation agenda – can moon shots work? February 7, 2017 Elizabeth May. O.C., M.P. Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. - Paul Krugman, The Age of Diminishing Expectations (1994) It is not worth the ink to repeat the ways in which Canada has fallen behind in productivity. We can recite ...

Date: 2017/02/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

The Trump inaugural address and the lies it told January 24, 2017 Elizabeth May MP The web of lies in the narrative spun in 16 minutes by President Donald Trump represents a chilling foreshadowing of his world view. Of course, no one can know for sure if Donald Trump believes the things he says.  His ...

Date: 2017/02/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Elizabeth May, O.C., M.P. February 2, 2017 There is an old parable of a North American indigenous culture. My best sources say it is Cherokee, but I first heard it from a M’qmak elder. It is the story of a grandfather who told his small grandson that within him a war was raging. “There are ...

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