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 ...

Date: 2016/10/24 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Ever since the Special Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform was created in June, we have had a designation in the House of Commons emails and online presence as ERRE: “Electoral Reform-Réforme Electorale.” It generally ends up sounding like ERRRRR, although some have tried in vain to twist it into “eerie.” We are hardly the first ...

Date: 2016/10/18 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

How corrupt is the environmental review process? Or how is it that DFO, CEAA and NRCan decided that Petronas LNG was not a threat to the Skeena Salmon? I do not use the word ‘corrupt’ lightly. If not for a fairly random connection, I would merely be heart-broken at the environmental and climate atrocity wrapped ...

Date: 2016/10/03 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Kinder Morgan

The following is an excerpt from my submission to the Supplemental panel on Kinder Morgan: The KM project has not been reviewed by any regulatory body or agency to assess if it is in Canada’s economic interest. There is no information from any credible source to claim the project is in our economic interest. In ...

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