Date: 2018/10/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

October 03, 2018 OTTAWA – The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, tabled three reports today in Parliament – on toxic substances, protecting marine mammals and departmental progress in implementing sustainable development strategies. The audits reveal troubling gaps between the federal government’s objectives and their action plans on environmental protection and recovery ...

Date: 2018/10/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

October 01, 2018 OTTAWA – Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) has asked House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan to convene an emergency debate on new scientific research that has identified a serious threat to all marine life in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. “The report on this research provides truly shocking ...

Date: 2018/09/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – “The National Energy Board’s process and report on the Trans Mountain pipeline project have been so flawed that the only sensible thing to do is to re-open the hearing process and get the facts right,” said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “There is too much at stake and too much contention over the issue ...

Date: 2018/09/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, (MP, Saanich- Gulf Islands), released the following statement on the occasion of Yom Kippur: “Today’s sunset marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar. “Yom Kippur is a time for reflection and prayer, for repentance and forgiveness. From the Kol Nidrei service this evening until ...

Date: 2018/09/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) has welcomed the decision by Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna to publish the discussion paper Developing A Strategic Assessment of Climate Change as part of its consultation on Bill C-69 The Impact Assessment Act. However, Ms. May says the paper in its current form only reinforces ...

Date: 2018/07/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

July 09, 2018 (OTTAWA) — Elizabeth May today called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “publicly and forcefully” reject President Donald Trump’s demands for major increases in military spending by members of the NATO alliance. She said the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels is an opportunity for Canada to reaffirm its commitment to peacekeeping and ...

Date: 2018/07/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

July 06, 2018 (OTTAWA) — Elizabeth May is supporting a recommendation for the Canadian government to work with international partners to appoint a Special Envoy to promote, monitor and report on the human rights situation of Palestinian children living in the Palestinian territory, upholding the standards of international law and international children’s rights. From March ...

Date: 2018/07/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

June 27, 2018 (OTTAWA)–Thirty years ago today, Canada established itself as a global climate leader when it hosted a major international scientific conference focused on the threat of climate change. From June 27-30, 1988, hundreds of scientists from around the world converged on Toronto for an event hosted by the World Meteorological Organization, the United ...

Date: 2018/07/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

July 06, 2018 (LAC-MÉGANTIC)– Statement by Daniel Green, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada I am writing these words in Lac-Mégantic, five years after the railway tragedy that killed 47 persons. The people of Lac-Mégantic are still trying to heal their wounds. We can imagine how difficult this must be for them. In ...

Date: 2018/07/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

June 27, 2018 (OTTAWA) – “On Canadian Multiculturalism Day, we celebrate the diverse cultures that contribute to our society,” said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “I wholeheartedly endorse Chief Justice Richard Wagner’s recent description of Canada as a moral superpower when compared to countries which play lip service to inclusion instead of practising it. Canada ...

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