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 ...

Date: 2020/05/22 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, Publications, Week in Review

Week in Review: May 19 – May 22 (le français suit) Green MPs were deeply saddened to hear the news of the Snowbirds crash in Kamloops on Sunday, and mourned the death of Captain Jenn Casey. This tragedy so strongly hitting the Nova Scotia community follows the Cyclone crash and, of course, the devastating mass killings that ...

Date: 2020/05/14 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Uncategorized, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: May 10 – May 14 Between virtual parliaments on Tuesday and Thursday, in-person parliament on Wednesday, and hours of virtual committee meetings, the Green caucus was spread thin and working hard. The on-going furor over Elizabeth’s comment that “oil is dead” led to further articles and debates in media. On Tuesday, Elizabeth raised ...

Date: 2020/05/08 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Issues, Publications, Uncategorized, Week in Review

Week in Review: May 4 – May 8 (le français suit) This was the second week of the mixed virtual and in-person Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic. MPs Paul Manly and Jenica Atwin joined remotely from their ridings of Nanaimo – Ladysmith and Fredericton, respectively. Elizabeth May stayed in Ottawa to cover two Wednesdays in person, and returned to Saanich-Gulf Islands ...

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