Date: 2018/07/09 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder, Democracy, Parliament, Publications

In spring 2018, Elizabeth and seventeen other MPs representing all five political parties with seats in the House embarked on a Parliamentary study of Israel and areas of the West Bank, at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority. This was Elizabeth’s first overseas trip, other than for climate negotiations, as MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Next ...

Date: 2018/05/02 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder, Publications

On Monday April 30, 2018, a new set of amendments to Canada’s Elections Act was tabled. It is to be known as the Elections Modernization Act, C-76. It could be called the “Undoing Stephen Harper’s Unfair Elections Act, plus trying to prevent the Putin-Trump effect.” If you are an electoral fairness nerd, like me, you’ve ...

Date: 2017/10/27 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder, Get Involved, Publications

Bill S-203 Summary Bill S-203, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphin Acts, is strong, spearheading legislation that would protect cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) from the trauma of confinement for human entertainment by banning their captive breeding, imports, exports and live captures. The bill does not stop or impede the rescue, research or rehabilitation ...

Date: 2014/09/12 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder, TPP

What is an Investor-State Agreement? While investor-state agreements are sometimes associated – or even confused – with free trade agreements, they are not the same. A trade agreement opens up areas, or sectors, of national economies to allow other countries access. An investor-state agreement is different. For example, the Canada-China Investment Treaty does not open ...

Date: 2014/08/19 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder

Findings as to Causes and Contributing Factors MMA-002 was parked unattended on the main line, on a descending grade, with the securement of the train reliant on a locomotive that was not in proper operating condition. The 7 hand brakes that were applied to secure the train were insufficient to hold the train without the ...

Date: 2014/02/04 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder

In January 2014, Elizabeth May conducted a series of nine town halls in her riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands. Elizabeth loves the opportunity to meet consistuents, give them an update on the previous Parliamentary session and respond to any questions the town hall participants might have. Over 1,300 individuals were able to participate and listen to ...

Date: 2013/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder

At his trial last week, there were a number of events that could have been taken into account: Omar is blind in one eye due to shrapnel from the Delta Force bombing of the compound where Omar was staying. During a decade in Guantanamo, he did not receive any medical care to prevent total loss ...

Date: 2013/09/25 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder

In September 2013, Elizabeth May conducted a series of eight town halls in her riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands and participated in several other events. Elizabeth loves the opportunity to meet consistuents, give them an update on the previous Parliamentary session and respond to any questions the town hall participants might have. Over 780 individuals were ...

Date: 2013/05/20 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder

John McCauley Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 RE: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATIONS DESIGNATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES UNDER THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT, 2012 May 20th, 2013 Dear Mr. McCauley: The following comments are submitted as a response to the government’s call for ...

Date: 2013/01/29 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder, TPP

Environmental Assessment of Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Trade Agreements and NAFTA Secretariat (TAS) Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0G2 January 29, 2013 To whom it may concern, The following comments are submitted as part of the Environmental Assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

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