Date: 2018/05/17 -- Category/Categories: Kinder Morgan, Press Releases, Publications

May 16, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) cringes at déja vu politics. “The Liberals promised change but we keep getting more of the same: Harper-style politics,” said Ms. May. “Now it’s a blank cheque to a Houston based pipeline company. A spectacular violation of a key plank of the Liberals’ 2015 campaign ...

Date: 2018/05/16 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

May 15, 2018 (OTTAWA) – “When the sun sets today Muslims across Canada begin the holy month of Ramadan, a time for prayer, spiritual growth and fasting,” said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “Ramadan reminds us of Canada’s diversity, the many gifts this diversity bestows upon our country and of the importance of safeguarding religious ...

Date: 2018/05/16 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

May 15, 2018 (OTTAWA) — Since March 30, Israeli Defence Forces have targeted and killed 110 Palestinians, including 12 children, with more than 12,000 injured. Today marks the final day of the Palestinians’ mass protests demanding their right to return to their original homes. “Targeting civilian protesters is in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva ...

Date: 2018/05/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 Elizabeth May released the following statement in recognition of Lyme Awareness Month: “Thanks to the tireless advocacy of researchers, Lyme-literate doctors, patients, awareness of Lyme Disease has spread in recent years. However, thousands of Canadians continue to suffer from this debilitating disease, while other advanced countries move ahead with progressive ...

Date: 2018/05/08 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Press Releases, Publications

May 08, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) today lamented the Liberals’ plan to pass the weak environmental protections bill, C-69, with little debate, and a rushed committee process. The bill ignores many of the recommendations from the government’s expert panels, and breaks important election promises that helped bring the Liberals to power. ...

Date: 2018/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

May 03, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) issued the following statement on World Press Freedom Day: “In an era when misinformation and ‘fake news’ distort the content of communications, we are reminded of the crucial role of an independent and free press in holding governments accountable and equipping citizens to make informed ...

Date: 2018/05/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

May 01, 2018 (OTTAWA) — “The future of democracy belongs to the next generation”, said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), as she announced her intention to introduce a bill to lower the age of voting to 16. Her private member’s bill to amend the Canadian Elections Act to lower the voting age from 18 to ...

Date: 2018/04/27 -- Category/Categories: Issues, Kinder Morgan, Press Releases, Publications

April 26, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) says the Liberal government must step back from promoting the Kinder Morgan pipeline amid allegations that it rigged the approval process for the controversial pipeline project. “The Trudeau administration has been failing Canadians on multiple fronts. Numerous studies were ignored both by the National Energy ...

Date: 2018/04/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

April 24, 2018 (OTTAWA) — The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, tabled three reports in Parliament today — on salmon aquaculture, conserving biodiversity and on Canada’s preparedness to implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. All three reports indicate that the Government is falling short on its commitments to Canadians and ...

Date: 2018/04/25 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Press Releases, Publications

April 25, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), submitted 46 amendments to Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters. Bill C-59 is the Liberal response to Stephen Harper’s anti-democratic Bill C-51. “Harper’s so-called anti-terrorism bill gave Canadian security agencies radical new powers while simultaneously taking away ...

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