Date: 2020/12/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

December 12, 2020 OTTAWA  – When 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement on December 12, 2015, it marked a turning point in the global community’s commitment to tackle climate change. By signing this landmark agreement, each country pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), with the goal of keeping the global average temperature increase ...

Date: 2020/12/11 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: Dec 7 – Dec 11 (le français suit) On Monday, Elizabeth responded to a Ministerial statement on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women. Elizabeth recounted how it took women from coast to coast to demand the commission, the first ever Royal Commission led by a woman, noting the key role by ...

Date: 2020/12/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Media Release December 11, 2020 BRUSSELS  –  December 12th will be celebrated by the United Nations and the COP26 co-hosts, the Governments of France and the UK, as the fifth birthday of the historic Paris Agreement. Yet there is little  to celebrate. The world is still on track for three degrees of warming. 2020 has ...

Date: 2020/12/06 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

We are nearing the end of this parliamentary session as the House will rise December 11 until late January 2021. This week, we have to get through the measures required by the Fall Economic Statement (confidence votes tomorrow), as well as Bill C-7 on Medical Assistance in Dying, slowed down by Conservative opposition. As well, ...

Date: 2020/12/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

December 05, 2020 OTTAWA – Today, Green Party of Canada MPs have sent a letter to National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier calling on her to ensure that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) takes a compassionate approach to any repayments it is seeking from people who received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) in error. In ...

Date: 2020/12/04 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: Nov 30 – Dec 4 (le français suit) This week, Elizabeth responded to the Fall Economic Statement presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland. In her response, Elizabeth made many recommendations. She advised the government to reconsider their plan to invest in small modular nuclear reactors, calling them “a proposal, a marketing strategy, ...

Date: 2020/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! And November draws to a close. Tomorrow will be Chrystia Freeland’s Financial Update, to which I will respond from Command Central – my home office in Sidney. I will speak, beamed into the House of Commons on a big screen as the last of the speakers from each Opposition party in reply ...

Date: 2020/11/22 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Today’s missive is intended to be something you can post on Facebook pages and share with friends by email.  Please share and please take steps to demand better. On Thursday, the long-awaited Climate Accountability Act – full name “An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Date: 2020/11/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Blustery and cold here on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. We have been shivering for a while in unseasonable cold, while for early November, Toronto, Ottawa and much of eastern Canada have been experiencing unseasonable warmth.  Across southern Ontario records were being smashed. It looks like more normal temperatures are returning in Ontario with snow ...

Date: 2020/11/08 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications, Uncategorized

This morning’s newsletter is dedicated to the memory of my brother-in-law, Peter Anthony Kidder, who left this world yesterday morning. Much loved and much missed. (April 15, 1960- November 7,2020)   Good Sunday Morning! Well, the agonizing wait ended yesterday morning with the news that Joe Biden is President-Elect. I am so relieved in so many ways, ...

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