Date: 2014/05/08 -- Category/Categories: Statements, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to my friend, Farley McGill Mowat. Born May 12, 1921, he was, as we all know, one of Canada’s most outstanding talents, an author whose more than 40 works were translated into 52 languages and sold more than 17 million copies. Repeating the accomplishments of his ...

Date: 2014/01/31 -- Category/Categories: Statements, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, this is one of those occasions when I wish an S. O. 31 was more than 60 seconds as I try to sum up of the life an extraordinary woman who had an extraordinary life. I was proud to know her as a friend and a colleague. Margaret Fulton passed away ...

Date: 2013/12/10 -- Category/Categories: Statements, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would also like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year. All members of the Green Party would like to thank the MPs and the entire parliamentary team. We are all very grateful for the hard work of those who have been mentioned by my colleagues. I ...

Date: 2013/11/27 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, how often do we hear people ask, “What are we going to do to ensure that Canadian youth get involved with civic affairs, with democracy, start voting and participating in our society?” I am so proud of a small high school, which is not that small really, in my riding, Claremont ...

Date: 2013/11/06 -- Category/Categories: Statements, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am very honoured to join the other parties in paying tribute to the Canadian citizens who make sacrifices overseas. I want to start by reminding us that when we wear these poppies, we are financially supporting the work of the Royal Canadian Legion. I want to publicly thank the Royal ...

Date: 2013/06/06 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to wish everyone a happy Environment Week. This is, indeed, Environment Week in Canada. Since 1985, there has been a requirement by statute for the Government of Canada to uphold and respect the first week in June encompassing World Environment Day, which was yesterday, and World Oceans Day, which is ...

Date: 2013/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Statements, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would like to wish all members of this House a happy Earth Day. Today is the 43rd anniversary of that celebration, but please excuse me if I do not feel like celebrating. The only motion before us today that has any environmental content is the NDP motion from its last ...

Date: 2013/03/27 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am very honoured to join my colleagues in paying tribute to my colleague and friend, the member for Toronto Centre. It is a great honour for me to serve in the House with the member for Toronto Centre in his time as leader of the Liberal Party. The only thing ...

Date: 2013/03/26 -- Category/Categories: Statements, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, here is an S. O. 31, uncensored and unscripted. I have two big events to talk about in my riding. The first is that we all, or many of us, are wearing purple today to celebrate Purple Day to increase awareness of epilepsy and Parkinson’s. I will leave it to my colleague, ...

Date: 2013/01/30 -- Category/Categories: Statements, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, on January 21 in his inaugural address, United States President Barack Obama said the following: We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid ...

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