Date: 2013/10/30 -- Category/Categories: Petitions, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, we hear a lot about youth not being interested in public affairs, current events, and civic responsibility, but I received petitions that I am presenting today from some young people in a high school in Winnipeg, the Seven Oaks School Division Met School, Garden City Collegiate Met School Justice League. They ...

Date: 2013/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the second petition is primarily from residents of the Ottawa and Gatineau area. It calls for this House to review security certificates, which the petitioners believe violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and violate fundamental human rights. The petitioners are calling on Parliament to abolish the security certificates process. ...

Date: 2013/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first is from residents of the British Columbia coast, from the areas of Langley and Vancouver, particularly as well from the outskirts of Vancouver. They are calling for the British Columbia coastal ban that has been in place since 1972 on all supertankers ...

Date: 2013/10/25 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the second petition comes from residents of Kingston and Toronto. It is calling on the government to avoid, refuse, and stop the ratification of the Canada-China investment treaty, which would bind future governments for 31 years to allowing the People’s Republic of China’s state-owned enterprises superior rights to bring arbitration cases ...

Date: 2013/10/25 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise to present two petitions. The first deals with Bill C-442. It is a private member’s bill calling for a national Lyme disease strategy. I happen to be the person who tabled it, but I like to think it comes from all members of the House. ...

Date: 2013/10/24 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise today to present two petitions. The first is from residents in my riding, Brentwood Bay, Saanich and throughout Saanich to the Gulf Islands. The petitioners are calling for full and stable funding and protection for our national broadcaster, the CBC. I am also presenting a ...

Date: 2013/10/23 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to present petitions received from residents of North Bay, Ontario and Kipawa, Quebec. They relate very specifically to a proposed mining area. Matamec Explorations proposes to mine for rare earths. The petitioners call upon the House to recognize the unique ecological, cultural, and historic value of the Kipawa Lake ...

Date: 2013/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the second petition is by petitioners who are mostly from British Columbia, from Comox, Vancouver, and Burnaby. It is calling for legislation to ensure that all products containing genetically modified organisms be properly labelled. Print this page...

Date: 2013/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. As with other members who have risen today to present a petition, I have one that has literally hundreds and hundreds of signatures from Canadians from coast to coast, from Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec. It is calling on the Government of ...

Date: 2013/10/21 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the second petition is signed by individuals in favour of my private member’s bill, Bill C-442, a bill that would create a national Lyme disease strategy. Lyme disease is a scourge. It is becoming an epidemic. This summer the U.S. Centre for Disease Control reported that the estimate for Lyme disease ...

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