Date: 2016/05/05 -- Category/Categories: Private Members Bills

(OTTAWA) May 5, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), today introduced a private member’s bill in the House of Commons that aims to abolish most mandatory minimums in the criminal justice system. “As we face crises of overcrowding in our prisons and overrepresentation of Indigenous and Black inmates, we need ...

Date: 2016/04/18 -- Category/Categories: Private Members Bills

C-205: ALS Month Act C-210: An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender) C-215: Support for Volunteer Firefighters Act C-224: Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act C-228: An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture) C-234: An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers) C-237: Candidate Gender Equity Act C-238: National ...

Date: 2015/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Press Releases, Private Members Bills, Publications

OTTAWA — Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada introduced her open science private member’s bill in the House of Commons today. The bill would make all publicly funded scientific research publicly accessible by law. Ms. May stated: “My bill will ensure that no prime minister ...

Date: 2015/05/28 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Press Releases, Private Members Bills, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), today tabled her latest Private Member’s Bill, the Creation of the Small Business Impact Assessment Act, as part of the Green Party’s plan to support Canadian small businesses. “Employing more than 60 percent of Canadians, small businesses are ...

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: 2014/03/03 -- 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: 2013/05/01 -- Category/Categories: Private Members Bills

Elizabeth May moved for leave to introduce Bill C-503, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (local endorsement of candidate). She said: Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure I rise today to put forward a bill to carry forward the momentum of democracy which is sweeping the House of Commons. We saw a ...

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