Date: 2020/05/17 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning!  Amazingly enough, my time line for pandemic tells me this is week 11 in lock down. The days have blurred together, but with parliamentary committees meeting virtually every week day, at least weekends have begun to feel different. I still work through Saturday and Sunday, but mostly in zoom meetings with constituents ...

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: 2020/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Democracy, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning! And to all mothers reading this, Happy Mother’s Day! My Mother’s Day was made on Friday with a delivery call from the door of our building to say I had flowers.  It was the first time my 28-year old Cate has ever sent me flowers. And what a gorgeous bouquet of local ...

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 ...

Date: 2020/05/04 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Uncategorized

Memo for PROC From Elizabeth May, MP Exploring Virtual Parliament – How we conduct our duties in a pandemic May 4, 2020   PROC’s mandate for this study: The House of Commons has instructed the committee to study ways in which members can fulfill their parliamentary duties while the House stands adjourned on account of ...

Date: 2020/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COVID 19, Democracy, News, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning! This Sunday marks the beginning of my tenth year as the Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Thanks to many of you, I have been re-elected twice and hope to hold the seat in the next federal election. (Yes, I am running again!) If you are a constituent living in Saanich-Gulf Islands, ...

Date: 2020/04/26 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning! It has been a very hard week. My home province is reeling from the worst mass murder in Canadian history. Like most people from Pictou County, I know family members of victims. For all Canadians, this week has been brutal. Our hearts are broken. It was also a week for celebration – ...

Date: 2020/04/24 -- Category/Categories: COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications, Uncategorized, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: April 20 - 24 (le français suit)   Submissions to MP Jenica Atwin’s Earth Day challenge ​ This week was profoundly difficult for many many Canadians affected by the mass shooting in Nova Scotia. Green MPs hold Nova Scotians in their hearts, and send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of those lost. “Our hearts ...

Date: 2020/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning!   In the time line I set for myself of COVID-19 (March 9th being the first day), we are heading into Week 7 of pandemic world. Last Saturday, when I was in Parliament to pass legislation to expand the wage subsidy, I was quite sure that we would not reconvene on April ...

Date: 2020/04/18 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Publications, Uncategorized, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: April 14 – 18 “Unprecedented” has become the word to describe the COVID-19 pandemic. Saturday, April 11 was no exception, when the House convened on Holy Saturday for the first time in Canadian Parliament history. As MP Jenica Atwin attended the House on March 24 to pass the first COVID-19 Emergency Aid legislation, ...

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