Date: 2014/12/12 -- Category/Categories: News

Elizabeth May testifies before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology regarding her Private Member’s Bill C-442, the National Lyme Disease Strategy Act, on December 3, 2014. Print this page...

Date: 2014/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Lyme Disease Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions. I am extraordinarily heartened to present over a thousand names of Canadians from coast to coast in support, as are all the parties in the House of Commons, of Bill C-442, an act to create a national strategy on Lyme disease. Thousands of ...

Date: 2014/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

International Trade Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this morning to present two petitions. The first is from residents within Saanich—Gulf Islands from Pender Island, Brentwood Bay, North Saanich, Sydney, and throughout the riding. They call on this administration to cease its pursuit of the Canada-China investment treaty and to refuse to ratify it at ...

Date: 2014/04/29 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank all of my House of Commons colleagues. It is a great honour for me because this bill has received support from all of the parties in the House. I am quite overwhelmed with gratitude for this effort to bring forward something in a non-partisan spirit to ...

Date: 2014/04/29 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Lyme Disease Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first is relevant to business that we will take up later this afternoon in private members’ business. My bill, Bill C-442, calling for a national Lyme disease strategy, is up for the second hour of its second reading. Citizens from Etobicoke, ...

Date: 2014/03/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I think the reasons are clear in terms of the context. Some hon. colleagues have asked me why the federal government should be involved in this. Partly, unlike other diseases, this one is preventable. Better knowledge and sharing of best practices can allow Canadians, wherever they go across this country, to ...

Date: 2014/03/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is helpful to perhaps give a prelude. I do not assume anything. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that the bill gets through second reading and to committee. The Minister of Health has been very forthcoming in sharing with me some of the things she thinks would make ...

Date: 2014/03/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I want to make a point clearly and this gives me a good opportunity. I am not a medical doctor. A few of us in the House are, but for the most part, I want to make sure that the medical diagnosis and research is left to medical experts, the ministers ...

Date: 2014/03/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, today I am very honoured to introduce this bill for a national strategy on Lyme disease at second reading. When we are able to work together as members of Parliament, anything is possible. Today I stand here with the great honour of presenting a bill in my name. If I could, ...

Date: 2014/03/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Assisted Suicide Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first is on a very sensitive and ethically difficult topic, and that is on the question of dying with dignity and Canadians having the right to make their own end-of-life decisions. The petitioners are all from Salt Spring Island and they ...

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