Date: 2021/01/29 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Welcome to the first sitting week of 2021! This week started with two emergency debates. On Monday, parliamentarians sat until midnight to debate President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline. Elizabeth was clear that the real emergency remains the climate emergency, and that Canada should respect the United States’ decision to cancel the pipeline. She ...

Date: 2020/12/11 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: Dec 7 – Dec 11 (le français suit) On Monday, Elizabeth responded to a Ministerial statement on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women. Elizabeth recounted how it took women from coast to coast to demand the commission, the first ever Royal Commission led by a woman, noting the key role by ...

Date: 2020/12/04 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: Nov 30 – Dec 4 (le français suit) This week, Elizabeth responded to the Fall Economic Statement presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland. In her response, Elizabeth made many recommendations. She advised the government to reconsider their plan to invest in small modular nuclear reactors, calling them “a proposal, a marketing strategy, ...

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 ...

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