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: Blogues, 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 ...

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

Elizabeth May has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans concerning the Committee’s Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act, which was gutted with the implementation of the omnibus budget bill, Bill C-38, in 2012. The text of her submission is available below; or, as a PDF download here. Submission in Response ...

Date: 2016/11/25 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May has submitted a brief to the Minister of Public Safety outlining her concerns with Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, enacted under the previous administration. The text of her submission is available below; or, as a PDF download here. Submission in Response to “Our Security, Our Rights: National security Green Paper, 2016” To: The Standing ...

Date: 2016/07/29 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

(OTTAWA) July 28, 2016 - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement after learning that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada have issued federal permits to allow construction of the Site C dam hydroelectric project to commence: “I am deeply disappointed that fed‎eral Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Hon. Dominic ...

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