Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Statements

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 ...

Date: 2017/01/31 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Ms. Elizabeth May: - Translation - Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to add a few words. The members for Markham—Thornhill and for Saint-Laurent have been my friends for a long time now. It is funny to think back and realize that our relationship started because of the Sydney tar ponds on Cape Breton ...

Date: 2017/01/30 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May speaks out against intolerance and hatred following the shooting at a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec: “It is a great honour to speak to my colleagues today. I second everything that my colleagues, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, said. It is clear that all members of Parliament are united. I ...

Date: 2017/01/30 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, as-salaam alaikum; peace be upon Canadians. It is a great honour to speak to my colleagues today. I second everything that my colleagues, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, said. It is clear that all members of Parliament are united. I share their feelings and wish to express my condolences. At the ...

Date: 2017/01/27 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Statements

Text of Submission Below: Submission to “Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!” Consultation To: The Honourable Minister McKenna From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada Date: January 27, 2017 Dear Minister McKenna, I am writing to contribute to the “Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!” consultation. I have also submitted my letter ...

Date: 2017/01/02 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Statements

BRIEF ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP  To: The Standing Committee on International Trade From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada Date: January 27, 2017 This brief is prepared as a contribution to the Committee’s public consultation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). I appreciate that this approach is an ...

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