Date: 2020/09/21 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

“Our house is on fire” (September 20. 2020) Good Sunday Morning! I keep hearing Greta Thunberg’s voice in my head: “Our house is on fire.” When I first heard her words, I internalized them as metaphorical. They increasingly feel literal. We have been breathing smoke. Here on southern Vancouver Island, we have been in a ...

Date: 2020/09/16 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Click here to see this article where it was originally published, in Policy Magazine Elizabeth May September 17, 2020   What will Parliament look like next week? Honestly, no one knows. Even a few days ago, I would not have imagined that the entire Bloc Québécois caucus would be in isolation due to a staffer ...

Date: 2020/09/14 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! I hope it will be a happy Monday. Tomorrow New Brunswickers go to the polls. I spent some of this week phoning in to New Brunswick communities to help get out the vote for our wonderful Green candidates. The three Green MLAs – leader David Coon, Kevin Arsenault and Megan Mitton – ...

Date: 2020/09/08 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Events, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning! September and amid our COVID blues, we have campaigning! On September 14th watch for two big events. The inspiring team led by David Coon, leader of the New Brunswick Green Party, will face its first re-election test. David first won his Fredericton seat in 2014, being only the second Green to win a ...

Date: 2020/08/30 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! Keeping track of our life in COVID, this week we enter our seventh month of pandemic. My first sharing of good news for the week is that the New Brunswick Greens decided I could help more by staying in British Columbia and making phone calls and participating remotely.  (phew!) It is lucky ...

Date: 2020/08/23 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, News, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! And what a week it was.  Major political assumptions were turned upside down – chief among them “nothing happens in politics in the dog days of summer.” For a quick review, on Monday, the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau stepped down and also announced he was resigning his Toronto Centre seat. The next ...

Date: 2020/08/16 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, News, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! So here’s a good one.  An epidemiologist, a virologist and a pediatrician walked into a bar…. Just kidding.  They are way too smart to walk into a bar in a pandemic. Is it too soon for COVID humour? And how about how we can no longer use that expression “avoid it like the plague”? ...

Date: 2020/08/10 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications

Published in Policy Magazine As governments the world over mobilize to address the COVID crisis and formulate health and economic policy solutions to its immediate impacts that will prove wise in the medium and longer term, the climate crisis has not gone anywhere. As former Green Party leader and renowned climate activist Elizabeth May writes, ...

Date: 2020/08/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications

75 years ago today, Canadian uranium from Saskatchewan loaded in a nuclear warhead detonated, destroying the Japanese city of Nagasaki.  The radionuclides from that chain reaction continued to poison people for long after in radioactive fallout. One reader reminded me last week of Toyama and the other cities destroyed in that dreadful first week of August. ...

Date: 2020/08/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning! And August already! Let us celebrate August 1st – Emancipation Day! Marking the passing of the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act in the British Parliament. In our Green Party release supporting the official designation of August 1st in Canada as Emancipation Day (as in many countries around the world), we made note of ...

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