Date: 2017/07/01 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

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Date: 2017/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

(OTTAWA) - As Canada gears up to celebrate its 150th anniversary, also known as the 150th anniversary of Confederation, many Indigenous peoples in Canada will be struggling with unresolved human rights abuses, including a lack of clean drinking water, discrimination against Indigenous children, and an inquiry into the unexplained deaths and disappearance of hundreds of Indigenous ...

Date: 2017/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement for World Refugee Day: “The consequences of conflict and climate change continue to push the world’s refugee crisis to previously unseen levels,” said Ms. May. “The United Nations reports that nearly 66 million people – refugees, internally ...

Date: 2017/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement on World Day to Combat Desertification: “On March 21, 2017, Canada officially once again became a party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, following the short-sighted decision under Stephen Harper to leave the convention. I ...

Date: 2017/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), received a standing ovation following a speech at the Annual General Meeting of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Alliance 90/The Green Party) – also known as the German Greens – in Berlin on Saturday. Ms. May spoke against the ratification of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic ...

Date: 2017/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

(OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May released the following statement regarding today’s report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development: “In reviewing the Canadian Environment Protection Act (CEPA), the cross-partisan standing committee has recommended that parliament recognize the right to a healthy environment. This is a significant breakthrough for a country that has not previously recognized this ...

Date: 2017/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Statements

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement on World Oceans Day: “Threats to our oceans are increasing due to the adverse effects of climate change including the rise in ocean temperatures, ocean and coastal acidification, deoxygenation, sea-level rise, the decrease in polar ice coverage, coastal erosion, ...

Date: 2017/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Statements

June 04, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) recognizes World Environment Day and Canadian Environment Week: Ms. May, said: “World Environment Day celebrates the efforts of those who work for a healthier environment. In 2015, when global nations came together to celebrate their commitment to climate action with the Paris Agreement, there was much reason ...

Date: 2017/06/01 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May, released the following statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement: “Today’s announcement by President Trump was made to pacify his base. It does not change the Paris Agreement. It only confirms what we already knew – that as long ...

Date: 2017/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May is alarmed at reports that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is cutting key programs that help protect Pacific salmon runs. According to a leaked internal memo, three elements of the Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP) are being cut without proper consultation, and include: the education and community support programs; the resource restoration components, and Steelhead ...

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