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 ...

Date: 2017/03/22 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases, Publications

Innovation and Environment Canada are the big winners, but the continuation of fossil fuel subsidies and lucrative stock option loopholes are unaffected by Budget 2017. “For the first time, we’re seeing a focus on adaptation to climate change in this year’s budget,” said Elizabeth May. “I’m pleased to see signficant investment in clean tech and ...

Date: 2017/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

“On World Water Day, we call on the Trudeau administration to take action on the deplorable condition of many First Nations wastewater and water filtration systems,” said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “More than 80 drinking water advisories are in effect in communities across Canada. This is unacceptable in a modern democracy, and it dishonours ...

Date: 2017/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Ms. May believes Canada is strongest when it is inclusive, united and free from all forms of racial discrimination. “With the increasingly toxic politics emanating from a Trump White House, Canada must become a global champion of human rights, and stand in strong opposition to any policies that promote – whether directly or indirectly – ...

Date: 2017/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Statement on International Women’s Day 2017 Today, during International Women’s Day, the Elizabeth May joins Canadians as they celebrate the achievements of women, while recognizing the challenges that lie ahead: “As we celebrate women around the world today, we must remain vigilant on issues of gender equality. In Canada, we are finally making progress on ...

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 ...

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