Date: 2017/10/19 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

(OTTAWA) October 19, 2017 – Elizabeth May released the following statement to mark the first day of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. “Diwali reminds us of the light inside all of us, celebrating the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Families in my riding and across Canada come together ...

Date: 2017/10/17 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

October 17, 2017 (OTTAWA) October 17, 2017 – “In Canada, Indigenous children are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-Indigenous children. This shameful statistic means 60 per cent of children on-reserve face poverty and dire living conditions,” said Elizabeth May. “It is unacceptable for the federal government to continue to discriminate ...

Date: 2017/10/16 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

(OTTAWA) October 16, 2017 – “I am pleased that Finance Minister Bill Morneau has decided to embrace lower the small business tax rate to 9 per cent,” said Elizabeth May. “I called for this tax change several weeks ago, and it appears that on this issue, the government is listening. “Still, while today’s announced tax changes are an ...

Date: 2017/10/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

October 11, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May released the following statement: “International Day of the Girl aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges faced by the world’s 1.1 billion girls, while promoting their empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights,” Ms. May said. “This year’s focus marks the beginning of a year-long effort ...

Date: 2017/10/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

October 09, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May released the following statement: “For many Canadians, Thanksgiving is a time to come together and share a meal with friends, family and community. It is also a time to celebrate the local harvest and to support Canadian farmers and food producers. “For some, Thanksgiving can be a time ...

Date: 2017/10/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

October 05, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May issued the following statement on World Teachers’ Day: “Canadians owe a huge debt to our dedicated teachers, who show up at schools and postsecondary institutions every day with purpose, insight and understanding,” Ms. May said. “Teaching young minds to think critically and to seek solutions to difficult problems better ensures ...

Date: 2017/10/03 -- Category/Categories: climate change, Press Releases, Publications

October 03, 2017 (OTTAWA) – ”Today’s Reports from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development reveal that the Liberals are failing to take leadership on climate action,” said Elizabeth May. “These audits show that for all this government’s talk, they are not doing enough on the urgent climate crisis. Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand states ...

Date: 2017/09/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) released the following statement on the Government’s proposed tax changes : “Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax reforms aimed at Canadian small businesses cast too wide a net. Instead of rushed tax changes to small businesses, we should be doing what Greens have ...

Date: 2017/08/17 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Dear Friends and Supporters, I am writing to inform you that the government looks set to quietly backtrack on their promise to fix our environmental laws. But, it’s not too late to do something about it! A few months ago, the government undermined the recommendations of the Committee on Electoral Reform. Now, they are almost ...

Date: 2017/07/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

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