Date: 2017/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May is alarmed at reports that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is cutting key programs that help protect Pacific salmon runs. According to a leaked internal memo, three elements of the Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP) are being cut without proper consultation, and include: the education and community support programs; the resource restoration components, and Steelhead ...

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

Elizabeth May release the following statement ahead of Lyme Awareness Day, part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month: “Thanks to the tireless advocacy of researchers, 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 and ...

Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Statements

During Mental Health Week, Elizabeth is highlighting the personal, social, and economic benefits that can be gained from strengthening mental health services across the nation and implementing preventive measures. “Roughly one in five Canadians struggles with a mental health problem, which is a substantial portion of the population,” said Dr. Richard Walsh, Green Party Mental ...

Date: 2017/05/02 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, released the following statement regarding today’s tabling of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security’s Report on Bill C-51: “The Committee has done an excellent job in cataloguing the many, many flaws of the Harper administration’s now infamous Bill C-51. I am pleased that several of the ideas I presented in ...

Date: 2017/05/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth released the following statement on the latest developments in the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute: “Canada and the U.S. had an opportunity to put a new softwood lumber deal in place during the Obama administration. Instead, thousands of jobs are now under threat and dozens of mills face closure after surprise and steep tariffs from ...

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: Press Releases, Statements

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 ...

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