Date: 2017/04/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

April 28, 2017 Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement on the National Day of Mourning: “Every year on April 28, flags on Parliament Hill fly at half-mast as Canadians mourn the death of workers on National Day of Mourning, a day of remembrance to honour ...

Date: 2017/04/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

April 23, 2017 Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement on Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day: “The lessons of the Holocaust must never be forgotten, particularly during a time when acts of antisemitism are on the rise in Canada and around the world. In ...

Date: 2017/04/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

April 24, 2017 Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), issued the following statement during National Volunteer Week: “National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate those in our communities, workplaces and families who selflessly give their energy to others. As our population ages, volunteering is becoming a more crucial ...

Date: 2017/04/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

April 24, 2017 Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement: “After reading the report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on changes made to the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) by the Harper administration, I am deeply disappointed. It is abundantly clear that ...

Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Déclarations

Elizabeth May extends best wishes to all Sikh-Canadians for a peaceful and joyous Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi celebrates the creation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and is also a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest. Khalsa Day parades will light up city streets across Canada, while friends and family will gather to read sacred ...

Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

As many Canadians gather this weekend for invaluable time with family and friends, Elizabeth May extends best wishes to everyone celebrating Easter. For Christians, Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ; Holy Saturday is the vigil over His tomb, and Easter Sunday is the celebratory day of His resurrection. This is a joyful day ...

Date: 2017/04/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May extends best wishes to everyone recognizing Passover, which begins at sundown. Passover commemorates liberation from oppression, and is a time for family and friends to gather together for traditional Seder dinners and to celebrate hope, peace and freedom. Passover is central to the intergenerational continuity of Jewish life, and to the beliefs and ...

Date: 2017/04/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Elizabeth May joins all Canadians in remembering the sacrifices and success of the Canadian Corps at a key turning point in the First World War. “Canada’s success, when all previous Allied efforts had failed, came at the terrible cost of 3,598 Canadian lives, with 7,004 ...

Date: 2017/04/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Today’s long-awaited Review of the Environmental Assessment Process report shows signs of making environmental assessments credible again, however many questions remain. Elizabeth May said: “The Green Party of Canada continues to call for the restoration of environmental assessments based on the principles of the original Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), brought forward under former Prime ...

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

Elizabeth May is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to take immediate action to prevent the beheading of three men allegedly involved in the 2011 Arab Spring protests. “Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon and Abdullah al-Zaher should be immediately released and provided with both a pardon and medical treatment,” Ms May said. “Canada’s complicity in ...

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