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: Communiqués, Déclarations

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 ...

Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués, Publications, Déclarations

During Mental Health Week, Elizabeth is highlighting the personal, social, and economic benefits that can be gained from strengthening mental health services across the nation and implementing preventive measures. “Roughly one in five Canadians struggles with a mental health problem, which is a substantial portion of the population,” said Dr. Richard Walsh, Green Party Mental ...

Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May issued the following statement on May 3, World Press Freedom Day: “A free press plays an integral role in a healthy democracy by holding governments to account and by increasing transparency. “Alarmingly, Canada’s news media continues to suffer from an unhealthy degree of concentration of ownership. This year, Canada failed to make the top 20 in Reporters Without Borders’ ...

Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Statements

Elizabeth May extends best wishes to all Sikh-Canadians for a peaceful and joyous Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi celebrates the creation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and is also a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest. Khalsa Day parades will light up city streets across Canada, while friends and family will gather to read sacred ...

Date: 2017/04/03 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Letters, News, Parliament, Statements

On April 3rd, 2017, Elizabeth held a press conference and released a report detailing a number of changes which could be made to the rules and procedures governing the House of Commons in order to improve the democratic legitimacy, sustainability and functionality of Canada’s Parliament. Video footage of the press conference can be viewed here. ...

Date: 2017/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, it is always an honour to rise in this place and pay tribute to people from my community of Saanich—Gulf Islands. However, it is particularly difficult when I am paying tribute to someone who has passed away far too soon. Saanich councillor, Vic Derman, died this weekend. He had served on ...

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