Date: 2014/09/15 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today on this question of privilege about closure. I am rising at my first opportunity on this question of privilege, given that between the Speech from the Throne in October and when we adjourned June 20, there had been 21 occasions on which closure of debate ...

Date: 2014/05/06 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise at this time on a point of order to address and advance my rights at report stage under Bill C-23, the fair elections act. Mr. Speaker, you will recall this is a narrative that has come up a few times in terms of the rights of members of Parliament ...

Date: 2014/03/04 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to request the unanimous consent of the House for the following motion. I move that this House acknowledge that the value of Canada’s democratic institution, as the life of this country, cannot be reduced to value for tax dollars or return ...

Date: 2014/02/25 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It is no surprise to you, Mr. Speaker, that the level of noise and heckling in the last part of question period was a violation of Parliament’s rules. I do not want to belabour the point, but I cannot even continue with this point ...

Date: 2013/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have made this point of order before. Particularly when the member for Random—Burin—St. George’s is speaking, the hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs interrupts her constantly. I have trouble even hearing her question. I know that the Minister of Foreign Affairs believes himself to be very amusing, but it is a ...

Date: 2013/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have made this point of order before. Particularly when the member for Random—Burin—St. George’s is speaking, the hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs interrupts her constantly. I have trouble even hearing her question. I know that the Minister of Foreign Affairs believes himself to be very amusing, but it is a ...

Date: 2013/10/24 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I hesitate to raise the problem again of members making so much noise that we cannot hear other members, but in the last couple of days it has been unusual. The Minister of Foreign Affairs heckles so loudly that I cannot hear other members ...

Date: 2013/10/24 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I hesitate to raise the problem again of members making so much noise that we cannot hear other members, but in the last couple of days it has been unusual. The Minister of Foreign Affairs heckles so loudly that I cannot hear other members ...

Date: 2013/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May:  Mr. Speaker, I apologize to the hon. Minister of Justice for interrupting. However, when we are on a motion, which by its terms requires us to speak to procedure on time allocation, I do wish the Minister of Justice would stick to the relevance and not accuse those of us in opposition for ...

Date: 2013/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I raised this point of order some time ago. The tradition and the principles behind the Standing Order 31 rule are that it allows members of Parliament to raise issues of concern to their constituents. I raised the point many months ago that they were now being used increasingly for crass ...

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