Week in Review: October 1 – 5
Welcome 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.
As the clock continues to tick, the situation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence remains an urgent issue. On Tuesday, Elizabeth called for an Emergency Debate in the House of Commons to discuss the scientific warnings that come from the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Unfortunately, the Speaker did not agree that this situation met the criteria for an emergency debate.
In light of everything we need to do to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence, destructive projects continue to be approved with little forethought. One of these projects that comes to mind is the situation in Pictou County, Nova Scotia where the Kraft pulp mill continues to pump daily tens of millions of litres of discharge into the Gulf. Elizabeth is the sponsor of e-petition 1750, calling on the government to conduct a full environmental assessment of this project, sign and share this petition to help bring this issue to light. The deadline to sign this petition is October 19.
This Thanksgiving long weekend, Elizabeth and her team wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Elizabeth returns to Saanich-Gulf Islands next week. Our next Week in Review will be the week of October 14 when Parliament resumes.
For further updates on Elizabeth’s activities, you can follow her on Facebook, @ElizabethMayMP.
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Bill C-79 - An Act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership:
Statements & Press Releases
In the News
(Michael Harris, iPolitics, October 4)
(Éric Grenier, CBC News, October 4)
(Christopher Nardi, TVA, October 4)
(Holly Lake, iPolitics, October 3)
(Norma Jean MacPhee, CBC News, October 3)
This week, Elizabeth presented petitions supporting the following:
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.
Elizabeth May has introduced the following bills:
Bill C-387: This bill will establish a legislative framework for a national passenger rail service.
For a list of private members’ bills Elizabeth May has seconded, please visit elizabethmaymp.ca.
This week in Ottawa Elizabeth attended the following events:
October 2, 2018
October 3, 2018
Iqra Khalid, Karen Vecchio, and Equal Voice ED Nancy Peckford
October 12, 2018
October 13, 2018
October 13, 2018