Date: 2020/11/06 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: Nov 2 – 6 (le français suit) This week, MPs debated Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy). This Bill would extend the wage and rent subsidies until June 30th, 2021. Paul spoke to the importance of keeping small businesses afloat during the pandemic. He commended the government for the measures ...

Date: 2020/10/23 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: October 19 – 23 (le français suit) This week began with an emergency debate on Monday to discuss the ongoing dispute between Indigenous and commercial lobster fishers in Novia Scotia. The debate ran until almost one o’clock in the morning. Greens condemned the violence against Indigenous fishers in Nova Scotia. They agreed that the RCMP response to the non-Indigenous protesters, who ...

Date: 2020/10/09 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: October 5 – 9 (le français suit) On Saturday, October 3rd, Annamie Paul became the new Leader of the Green Party of Canada, making history as the first black person and first Jewish woman to lead a federal political party. Annamie spoke at a physically distanced event at the Ottawa Art Gallery, attended by staff, media, ...

Date: 2020/08/24 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: August 10 – 14 This week, Jenica Atwin represented the Green Caucus in Ottawa for the third of four scheduled summer sittings. No new legislation was tabled. Instead, MPs engaged in an extended question period. Jenica began the day with a statement in response to the tragic explosion in Beirut last week, calling for ...

Date: 2020/07/24 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: July 20 – 24 (le français suit) This week, MPs were called to the House earlier than expected on Monday to debate Bill C-20. Debate lasted for two days and the bill was passed on Tuesday. The passage of this bill expands the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and extends it until December 21, ...

Date: 2020/07/06 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: July 6 - 10 (le français suit) This week Elizabeth returned to Ottawa for the first of four hybrid summer sittings of the House of Commons. Wednesday was a big day for Greens. In the morning, Green MPs, alongside Senator Kim Pate, announced a Senate inquiry into wellness checks, following the death of Chantel Moore and many other ...

Date: 2020/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 15 - 19 (le français suit) This week MPs participated in the final week of regular parliamentary sessions before the summer adjournment, a time when MPs can concentrate on work in their ridings for more than a few days at a time. Given the ongoing pandemic, this summer will be very different. During the summer, MPs will meet for four pre-scheduled ...

Date: 2020/06/12 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Uncategorized, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 8 – 12 (le français suit) This week, Green MPs launched Reimagining our Future: Reconnected, Renewed, Resilient, a vision for Canada’s post-pandemic future. Reimagining our Future is a bold and detailed blueprint for a sustainable and prosperous recovery that will drive Canada’s transition to a green economy and a just society. Elizabeth spoke at the press conference to launch Reimagining our Future, ...

Date: 2020/06/05 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications, Uncategorized, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: June 1 – 5 (le français suit) This week Green MPs responded to the shocking killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the United States, and the ensuing protests across North America. The Green caucus stands in solidarity with victims of race-based violence and is committed to creating a more just and ...

Date: 2020/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: May 25 - May 29 (le français suit) Jenica reads her speech before entering the Chamber This week, a reduced number of MPs met in Ottawa to debate the Government’s latest proposal that would allow MPs to participate virtually in regular sittings of the House. MP Jenica Atwin drove from her riding of Fredericton to Ottawa to ...

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