Date: 2017/05/02 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I had in mind a longer question, but given your injunction, I am wondering if the hon. member for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston has had any opportunity to look at the proposals I have made for changing our standing rules and if he sees merit in any of them. Scott Reid – Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON ...

Date: 2017/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May First of all, let me thank you Mr. Chair for giving me the ability to speak at this moment on this very critical issue for all members of parliament. I would very much appreciate the consideration that, as the committee goes forward, all members, and particularly the Government Leader in the House, consider ...

Date: 2017/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Elizabeth May Madam Chair, I applaud the remarks of my friend, the member for Edmonton Strathcona. The focus on media and civil society, the people of Ukraine who are crying out for help, humanitarian aid, and really in the circumstances we face right now, that focus is one which in addition to the trade the ...

Date: 2017/01/31 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament, Uncategorized

Ms. Elizabeth May: Madam Speaker, I am only able now to rise for the first time to address the substance of this debate, having been here for several hours. I am grateful to have a chance to put a question to the member for Kingston and the Islands. While we have been debating, I received ...

Date: 2017/01/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement following yesterday’s release of the mydemocracy.ca report: “Yesterday’s silent release of the results of the mydemocracy.ca survey is deeply discouraging. While the report claims general satisfaction with our democracy in its executive summary, it is unable to conclude the ...

Date: 2016/12/14 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Business of the House December 14th, 2016 / 3:20 p.m. Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have not many words to add. We have to thank all the team here on Parliament Hill. The only group that has been forgotten are the wonderful people who serve us in the cafeterias and the dining room, who get ...

Date: 2016/12/07 -- Category/Categories: Question Period, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, representatives of the Coalition des citoyens de Lac-Mégantic are here in Ottawa today. In 2013, the member for Papineau signed their petition in support of the construction of a rail bypass in Lac-Mégantic. Today, they are sending a clear message to the Prime Minister. They are asking him to keep his ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized

For the first time in Canadian history, a Parliamentary committee recommended that the government take concrete steps to move away from the archaic First Past the Post voting system and toward a proportional system of electing Members of Parliament and the Government The report, an unprecedented document that compiles the best public and academic evidence ...

Date: 2016/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Kinder Morgan, Question Period, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, many British Columbians believed the Liberal election promises last year. I myself did. I believed the Liberal campaign promises that the National Energy Board process was so badly broken that no pipeline could be approved as a result of that process. No magical process has intervened, no testing of the evidence, ...

Date: 2016/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities concerning the Committee’s Review of the Navigation Protection Act. The aim of this submission is progress in Canada’s environmental laws and traditional rights to navigation. The text of her submission is available below; or, as a PDF download here. Submission ...

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