Date: 2017/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Statements

(OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement on World Oceans Day: “Threats to our oceans are increasing due to the adverse effects of climate change including the rise in ocean temperatures, ocean and coastal acidification, deoxygenation, sea-level rise, the decrease in polar ice coverage, coastal erosion, ...

Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Publications, Statements

PDF of submission available for download here. Text of submission below. Submission in Response to the Poverty Reduction Consultation To: The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Employment and Social Development Canada From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Date: June 5, 2017 Dear Minister Duclos, Thank you for ...

Date: 2017/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Statements

June 04, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) recognizes World Environment Day and Canadian Environment Week: Ms. May, said: “World Environment Day celebrates the efforts of those who work for a healthier environment. In 2015, when global nations came together to celebrate their commitment to climate action with the Paris Agreement, there was much reason ...

Date: 2017/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Publications, Statements

Elizabeth May released the following statement for National Tourism Week: “This week is an opportunity to highlight the incredible tourism experiences that Canada has to offer, and to celebrate 2017 as an exceptional year to visit our country. We are seeing encouraging growth in the tourism sector, which employs 1.7 million Canadians and makes up ...

Date: 2017/05/30 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, my colleague has given a very balanced speech. I took the bill back to the riding with me and spent a lot of time studying it right after it came out for first reading around April 13. I took it back and read it through over the Easter weekend, and I ...

Date: 2017/05/17 -- Category/Categories: Statements

May 17, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May released the following statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “In Canada, we pride ourselves on our openness and diversity, yet we recognize there is still much to overcome as a society. Today was chosen to commemorate the day in 1990 when homosexuality was finally ...

Date: 2017/05/16 -- Category/Categories: Statements

May 16, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May responded to today’s report from Auditor General Michael Ferguson: “Today’s Auditor General report is shocking. The theme seems to be a consistent denial of access to information by the Department of Finance, despite the Auditor General’s entitlement to all necessary documents. It was unprecedented for the A-G to ...

Date: 2017/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Statements

Elizabeth May release the following statement ahead of Lyme Awareness Day, part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month: “Thanks to the tireless advocacy of researchers, doctors, patients, awareness of Lyme Disease has spread in recent years. However, thousands of Canadians continue to suffer from this debilitating disease, while other advanced countries move ahead with progressive and ...

Date: 2017/05/09 -- Category/Categories: Statements

May 09, 2017 Vesak Day is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world to remember the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha – the founder of Buddhism. “The Buddha’s life and teachings inspire us to be compassionate and put the needs of others before our own. In the digital age, ...

Date: 2017/05/08 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I rise today on the first day of National Nursing Week. I am sure I am the first among many members in this place who will take an opportunity to speak about the enormous contribution to Canadian society of the nursing profession. The theme for National Nursing Week this year is ...

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