Date: 2019/03/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

SIDNEY, B.C. — Originating in Sydney, Australia as a symbolic lights-out event in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into one of the world’s largest grassroots movements, inspiring people around the globe to take action for the planet. “Earth Hour provides an opportunity to unite millions of people in a common purpose,” said Leader of the ...

Date: 2019/03/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), campaigned yesterday in downtown Nanaimo, and on Gabriola Island for candidate Paul Manly. Ms. May was the first federal leader on the campaign trail for the by-election, which was announced Sunday. Ms. May will be out knocking on doors this week with Mr. Manly. “We’re ...

Date: 2019/03/23 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, the 2019 budget was all about spin. From the viewpoint of the Liberals, the main focus of this budget was not fiscal; it was political. They desperately want to divert attention from whatever the SNC Lavalin turmoil and the loss of two strong Cabinet ministers might ...

Date: 2019/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – “Canada is fortunate to have access to an abundance of water, and yet today numerous First Nations communities across Canada remain without access to potable water, four years after the Liberals promised to resolve this issue once and for all,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “Ironically, the ...

Date: 2019/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — Today, the Green Party of Canada celebrates the international influence of our francophone culture that unites over 300 million people and includes some 88 member states on five continents, all sharing a common use of the French language. “Protecting and promoting the French language in Quebec, and throughout Canada’s vibrant french-speaking communities, benefits ...

Date: 2019/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) said today that all Canadians should be deeply disturbed by reports that the Trudeau government is considering closing a loophole in the Safe Third Country (STCA) Agreement. “Given the unpredictability and disarray of current immigration procedures in the U.S., the United States should no longer ...

Date: 2019/03/19 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Although the Trudeau government continues to insist that it’s committed to decisive action on the climate crisis, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2019 federal budget tells a very different story. “It just doesn’t add up,” said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “The budget’s total commitment to a suite of energy efficiency ...

Date: 2019/03/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Since the last federal budget, the Liberal government has squandered $4.5 billion on an ageing pipeline while committing to spend another $10-13 billion to expand said pipeline. Given that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that to avoid global catastrophe we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per ...

Date: 2019/03/14 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

SIDNEY, B.C.– After decades of neglect and cover up, Reay Creek Pond in Sidney, B.C. has finally been designated as a Class 1 contamination site. Transport Canada will begin remediation immediately. “From my very first conversation with Minister Marc Garneau in 2015, days after his appointment as Minister of Transport, I raised the issue that ...

Date: 2019/03/14 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Press Releases

OTTAWA — Inspired by the actions of one 16-year-old Swedish girl, students in 50 towns and cities across Canada will join hundreds of thousands of students around the world, to strike on Friday in defence of their future. What began as a lonely protest by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, has now morphed into a global phenomenon ...

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