Date: 2013/04/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

I don’t know Mr. McCullough, but in reviewing his blogs he seems to have embraced the weary cynic style of punditry. The strange attack on me as a pointless entity, “The Stonehenge of Canadian politics” as he would have it, is riddled with the kind of errors that favour “truthiness” over accuracy. For example, he ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

This week the committee met on March 19 and March 21 to discuss the consideration of Bill C-428, an Act to amend the Indian Act and to provide for its replacement. On March 19, 2013, the committee heard from the bill’s sponsor, Member of Parliament Rob Clarke.    The second part of the meeting was held ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

On March 19th, 2013 the committee heard evidence from John Crump, Senior Advisor Climate Change, Polar Centre for GRID-Arendal, a centre, which collaborates with the United Nations Environmental Programme to provide decision makers of all kind with environmental science and research. Mr. Crump emphasized the need for Canada and the Arctic Council to take a ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today, the Green Party of Canada is pleased to mark the United Nation’s World Water Day. This is an opportunity to focus on the importance of freshwater in our lives and how we will protect and preserve it. This day comes as the UN is also marking the International Year of Water Co-operation. Tragically, as ...

Date: 2013/03/14 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

On February 15, with the Conservatives’ typical, quiet Friday afternoon, splash-less launch, the 2012 Progress Report to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy was tabled in the House of Commons. The following week was a break in the Parliamentary schedule, and, so far, the report has been ignored in the national media. If you have had ...

Date: 2013/03/07 -- Category/Categories: Letters

The Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa ON K1A 0A2 6 March 2013 Dear Mr. Baird,   I am writing to express my hopes and concerns regarding the upcoming negotiations of the Final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to be held in New York ...

Date: 2013/03/06 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, on March 18, critical negotiations will resume in New York within the United Nations on the arms trade treaty. I commend our government and thank the Prime Minister that our government has been supportive of this treaty but ask why we have taken the strange position that corruption should not be ...

Date: 2013/02/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20th. It is to encourage people to look at how social justice is being planned for and promoted by our governments to support strong communities at home and around the world. “Over the past decade we have seen the centralization of ...

Date: 2013/02/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Chair, I have been in this take note debate since it began many hours ago, trying to discern if we actually have very much difference between all of us here in the House of Commons. We are debating a situation in Mali, in which Canada is currently playing a minimal role with ...

Date: 2013/02/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Chair, this has been a very important debate and will continue to be for some more hours. I want to ask my hon. colleague this. There is something in the history of how these rebel forces in Mali got hold of so many weapons, and the trail seems to lead to Libya, ...

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