Date: 2017/08/28 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Statements, Uncategorized

Below you will find Elizabeth’s response to the government’s deeply disappointing and concerning discussion paper on fixing environmental and regulatory reviews. It is also available, with its original formatting, as a pdf, here. Response to “Environmental and Regulatory Reviews: Discussion Paper” Released June 29 – Deadline for comment August 28, 2017 From Elizabeth May, O.C., ...

Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Publications, Statements

PDF of submission available for download here. Text of submission below. Submission in Response to the Poverty Reduction Consultation To: The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Employment and Social Development Canada From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Date: June 5, 2017 Dear Minister Duclos, Thank you for ...

Date: 2017/05/30 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, I am so proud to participate in today’s very important debate. I am also very proud of our report, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform’s report entitled “Strengthening Democracy in Canada: Principles, Processes and Public Engagement for Electoral Reform”. We worked very hard on this report. There were 12 of us, ...

Date: 2017/04/11 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, this debate actually gives us an opportunity to discuss in a reasonable way, and in low decibels, what we want for our children. I really think this is a good opportunity, so I am going to be very personal in sharing that it is important that we, as members of Parliament, ...

Date: 2017/04/03 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Letters, News, Parliament, Statements

On April 3rd, 2017, Elizabeth held a press conference and released a report detailing a number of changes which could be made to the rules and procedures governing the House of Commons in order to improve the democratic legitimacy, sustainability and functionality of Canada’s Parliament. Video footage of the press conference can be viewed here. ...

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: 2017/01/27 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Statements

Text of Submission Below: Submission to “Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!” Consultation To: The Honourable Minister McKenna From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada Date: January 27, 2017 Dear Minister McKenna, I am writing to contribute to the “Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!” consultation. I have also submitted my letter ...

Date: 2017/01/04 -- Category/Categories: Committees, TPP

Elizabeth is encouraging Canadians to submit briefs to The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade in the context of the Committee’s public consultation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The committee with be accepting submissions until January 27, 2017 at 23:59 EDT. Briefs exceeding 10 pages must be accompanied by a summary of ...

Date: 2017/01/02 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Statements

BRIEF ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP  To: The Standing Committee on International Trade From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada Date: January 27, 2017 This brief is prepared as a contribution to the Committee’s public consultation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). I appreciate that this approach is an ...

Date: 2016/12/09 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Publications

Brief to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development From Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada  December 9, 2016 Re: Canadian Environmental Protection Act Introduction: The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) was initially developed in the late 1980s and received Royal Assent in 1988.  It combined a ...

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