Week in Review: May 6 – 10
Week in Review: May 6 – 10
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 was particularly exciting as Elizabeth welcomed a second soon-to-be Member of Parliament into the Green Party caucus: Paul Manly, who will represent the constituency of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. The two will work tirelessly to bring a Green voice to the House of Commons. Paul’s priority is to be the best Member of Parliament to the constituents of Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
In other news, Elizabeth met with His Excellency the High Commissioner of India to Canada, Vikas Swarup – who is also the author of Q & A, the novel upon which the blockbuster film Slumdog Millionaire was based. The two discussed the ways that India and Canada can improve their diplomatic relations and help fight climate change.
On Friday, Elizabeth delivered a speech for Bill S-203, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act. This proposed legislation has been battling its way through Parliament for almost three years, but it looks like it is in its final days at last. The bill made it through third reading and to report stage – we estimate just one more hour of debate to go! Stay tuned in the coming weeks regarding the status of this bill.
For further updates on Elizabeth’s activities, you can follow her on Facebook, @ElizabethMayMP and on Twitter, @ElizabethMay.
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Key Moments in the House
In the House of Commons:
Statements and Press Releases
In the News
- People aren’t just parking protest votes with the Greens anymore
(The Chronicle Herald, Jo-Ann Roberts, GPC Deputy Leader, May 10)
- Elizabeth May welcomes new Green Party MP Paul Manly to Ottawa
(Global News, May 10)
- Elizabeth attends press conference for Iran Accountability Week
(Chronicle Herald, Joseph Brean, May 9)
- Canada: climate change threat could herald ‘dawn of new era’ for Green party
(The Guardian, Leyland Cecco, May 9)
- Wilson-Raybould and Philpott will soon decide whether to join the Greens, May says
(CBC News, Elise von Scheel, May 8)
- Trudeau, Singh both have reason to worry about Green by-election breakthrough
(CBC News, Eric Grenier, May 7)
- Rise of the Greens? Elizabeth May reacts to the Green Party’s by-election win
(CTV News, Christy Somos, May 7)
- Greens’ dramatic by-election win reveals much about October vote
(The Tyee, Paul Willcocks, May 7)
- Green Leader Elizabeth May says B.C. by-election win shows party’s momentum
(Toronto Star, Alex Ballingall, May 7)
- Peter Van Dusen interviews Elizabeth May and Paul Manly on CPAC’s Primetime Politics
(CPAC, May 7)
- Don Martin interviews Elizabeth May on CTV’s Power Play
(CTV, May 7)
- Elizabeth speaks with Global News about Paul Manly’s by-election win
(Global News, May 7)
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.
This week Elizabeth presented a petition calling on the government to reverse their purchase of the Trans Mountian pipeline.
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.
December 2018 – Health Care
September 2018 – Immigration and Refugees
Committees, Briefs and Responses
Submission to Consultations on the Draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy
Submission to Fisheries and Oceans Canada on Proposed Regulations on Rebuilding Plans
Submission to the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch on Edible Cannabis
Submission to the Consultations on the Initial Environmental Assessment of the New NAFTA
Submission on the External Review of the Critical Habitat Section for Resident Killer Whales
Application to Continue to Participate as an Intervenor in the National Energy Board Trans Mountain Review
Submission to the Consultations on Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPAs) and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
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 S-203: This bill will outlaw the cruel practice of keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity.*
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.
* Indicates that the bill is a Senate Public Bill
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