Elizabeth May’s Week in Review – May 25, 2018

Week in Review: May 22 – 25

Welcome back to Elizabeth May’s parliamentary week in review! This weekly e-newsletter recaps her work in Parliament when the House is in session. Using the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth’s interventions in the House, keep up with her media releases, and read articles she has written. 

This week in the House, Elizabeth mythbusted five of the biggest misconceptions about the Kinder Morgan pipeline project. She spoke favourably of the proposed amendments to the Canada Elections Act while protesting the Government’s abuse of time allocation motions. She also demanded transparency around any and all complaints from the People’s Republic of China following the recent Aecon decision.

Meanwhile in committee, Elizabeth presented amendments in clause-by-clause review of the Fisheries Act, Bill C-68; the omnibus environmental protections legislation, Bill C-69; and the budget bill, C-74. Several of her amendments were accepted for C-68 and C-69. 

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Key Moments in the House

Adjournment Proceedings

​​Question Period

Debate


In the News


Public Statements


Petitions

Elizabeth introduced the following petitions in the House this week:

  • Adopt a national poverty strategy to provide for fair, sustainable living conditions for all Canadians.

Note: 

Elizabeth presents petitions once the deadline for signatures has passed. After presentation in the House, the government has 45 calendar days to table a response.

You may read the governments’ responses to petitions Elizabeth has introduced here.

View and sign open e-petitions currently sponsored by Elizabeth here.

Learn about the e-petition process or create one of your own here.


Community Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter – Children


Have Your Say

Engage in Government consultations for key legislative items:

A Place to Call Home

Deadline: June 1

Click here to see all Government consultations.


Committees, Briefs and Responses

Submission to the Consultations on an Amendment to Aquaculture Regulation

Submission to the Transport Canada Parliamentary Consultation

Submission to the Consultations on the federal Carbon Pricing System

Submission to the Consultations on the Federal Leaders’ Debates

Submission to the Consultations on Health Canada’s Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis​

Submission to the Consultations on the Proposed Excise Duty Framework for Cannabis Products

Submission to the Canada-Pacific Trade Consultations

Brief Submitted to the NAFTA Renegotiation Consultation

Brief Submitted to the Minister of Food and Agriculture Canada for “A Food Policy for Canada”

Response Submitted to the Consultations on Tax Planning Using Private Corporations


Private Members’ Bills

Elizabeth May has introduced the following bills:

Bill C-401: This bill will lower the voting age to 16.

Bill C-387: This bill will establish a legislative framework for a national passenger rail service.

Bill C-269: This bill will abolish mandatory minimum sentences for all crimes except murder and treason.

Bill C-258: This “Think Small First” bill would require that every new bill introduced in the House undergo an assessment to determine how the bill would impact Canadian small businesses.

Bill C-259: The Open Science Act would require all federal departments to make all publicly funded scientific research available to Canadians on their websites.

For a list of private members’ bills Elizabeth May has seconded, please visit elizabethmaymp.ca.


 

Recent Events

Tuesday, May 22

​Thursday, May 24


Recent Events

Friday, May 25

​Saturday, May 26

  • Elizabeth will deliver a toast at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner

Monday, May 28

  • Elizabeth will attend her court hearing in Vancouver

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