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: 2017/03/30 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

By Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada Sudden attacks on innocent people are not a new phenomenon. There is a tendency to say “this changes everything.” Sometimes it is true, as in the 9-11 attacks.  Sometimes it feels true because our memories are short.  Her ...

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 ...

Date: 2017/01/25 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

What trains show us by Elizabeth May, M.P. When people were shocked Trump won the US election, I wasn’t as surprised as most.  And when people asked me why, I said it was the view out the train window. When you fly across continents all you see is the sameness of the airports. The airports ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Any day now, a postcard will arrive in your mailbox to invite you to participate in the single most important democratic reform in a generation: moving to ensure that in Canada “every vote counts.” Some will reply with sophistry – “every vote is counted now” – but anyone who looks at our majoritarian, winner-take-all voting ...

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