Date: 2016/09/19 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Communiqués

(OTTAWA) September 19, 2016 - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement following the announcement Sunday morning by Environment and Climate Change Minister, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, during an interview on CTV’s Question Period. For the first time, the Minister claimed the former Conservative government’s climate greenhouse gas emissions target – 30% below 2005 ...

Date: 2016/08/31 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Householders

I recently sent a newsletter to my constituents on the issue of climate change. You can read it here. You can also fill out a survey about climate change policies here. Print this page...

Date: 2016/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COP 21

The context of our current challenge in the intertwined imperative for both a strong climate and energy strategy is embedded in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s record. We have lost 10 years. The losses piled up from the minute in spring of 2006 when Harper’s new Conservative minority government cancelled every element of former Liberal ...

Date: 2016/04/25 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COP 21

I write this from the train heading back from New York to Canada.  The last time I made this trip was September 2014, coming home from the Peoples’ Climate March.  My daughter and I marched with over 400,000 people through the streets of New York, with the explicit goal of encouraging the climate talks to ...

Date: 2016/04/22 -- Category/Categories: COP 21

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Date: 2016/04/22 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) April 22, 2016 - Green Parties around the world stand united in our commitment to addressing climate change and implementing the Paris Agreement with its undertaking to constrain global temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. We recognize that, in order to succeed, global emissions will ...

Date: 2016/04/21 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank the Prime Minister for his leadership in Paris and for attending the upcoming Earth Day signing at the United Nations. However, our current target does not reflect that leadership. Our current target does not meet the climate urgency and emergency situation we face. It is still the weakest target ...

Date: 2016/03/04 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 3, 2016 – Following today’s meeting between the Premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Green Party of Canada calls on the federal government to deliver stronger climate targets to meet its Paris Agreement commitments. “I congratulate the Premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on making progress towards a pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate ...

Date: 2016/03/02 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 2, 2016 – The clock is ticking for the Liberal government to live up to its climate action promises, said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). Ms. May and the Green Party of Canada are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow through on his campaign commitment ...

Date: 2016/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COP 21

So much carbon; so little time. It is true globally and it is true for Canada. From Canada’s early entry as a climate action leader – hosting the world’s first international scientific climate conference in 1988 – until today, most governments have played for time. Stalling tactics and procrastination, two steps forward and one step back, have ...

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