Date: 2017/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May is calling on the Liberals to honour their campaign promise to close a lucrative tax loophole for the rich by taxing stock options like personal income. When exercised, stock options are taxed at half the rate of ordinary income. This is grossly unfair and means that average Canadians are subsidizing senior executives who ...

Date: 2017/02/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May celebrates the actions of Université Laval to commit to divest from all fossil fuel holdings, and is encouraging all Canadian universities, pension funds and other institutional investors to do the same. Ms. May stated: “With this action, Laval becomes the first Canadian university to take responsible action to switch its endowment fund investments ...

Date: 2017/02/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May notes that the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could face years of ratification votes in member countries before it takes full effect. “Pending a decision from the European Court of Justice, CETA’s most controversial aspects, such as the investor court system, will require ratification by all 38 national and regional parliaments ...

Date: 2017/02/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today, Elizabeth May joins all Canadians in celebrating the anniversary of our national flag: “It’s been 52 years since the modern Canadian flag was first raised on Parliament Hill. National Flag Day is particularly special this year as we recognize Canada’s 150th celebrations from coast to coast to coast. We note our 150th anniversary conscious ...

Date: 2017/02/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Canadians joined rallies in cities from coast to coast today to demand that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honour his promise on electoral reform. Elizabeth May, spoke at the Reform the Vote rally in Victoria, B.C., attended by hundreds. Rallies took place in nearly 30 communities including Vancouver, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, ...

Date: 2017/01/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Today marks the first day of festivities for the Chinese New Year. Elizabeth May, MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands) joins in the celebration by wishing all Canadians a year of prosperity and peace. The new year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, ...

Date: 2017/01/27 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today, marks 72 years since the liberation of the victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The world pauses to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day by paying tribute to the millions of lives that were lost. “The world must continue to be watchful and remember ‘never again’ must apply to areas of horrifically violent conflict that ...

Date: 2017/01/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement following yesterday’s release of the mydemocracy.ca report: “Yesterday’s silent release of the results of the mydemocracy.ca survey is deeply discouraging. While the report claims general satisfaction with our democracy in its executive summary, it is unable to conclude the ...

Date: 2016/12/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Saanich-Gulf Islands), encourages all Canadians to participate in the final days of public consultation on changes to Bill C-51: The Anti-Terrorism Act. Public consultation will end on Dec. 15. Ms. May submitted her response to Our Security, Our Rights: National security Green Paper, 2016 on Dec. 1. In it, Ms. May ...

Date: 2016/12/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

On the first anniversary of the successful conclusion of COP21 negotiations of the Paris Agreement, the Green Party of Canada is highlighting a dire warning from the United Nations’ latest Emissions Gap Report that shows Canada and other developed nations have only four years to act to avoid a catastrophic 1.5 C temperature rise. “The ...

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