Date: 2014/10/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

As the multilateral process within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) works toward a new, more inclusive and stronger treaty to limit greenhouse gases to be completed by December 2015 in Paris, the impacts of the climate crisis are ever more visible. As greenhouse gases build in the atmosphere, the patterns that ...

Date: 2014/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions on the Order Paper, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is always a difficult time when time allocation is raised in this place. It is very frequent, we now know. It is up to 69 times now. This used to be a measure that was taken only very rarely. When we have a debate on time allocation we end up ...

Date: 2014/02/13 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question to the hon. member relates to what he talked about in terms of the action that will allow farmers to extend a tax deferral due to the forced sale of livestock. I thought the language used here was unusual. This had to do with having to dispose of breeding ...

Date: 2013/05/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada urges Harper’s Conservatives to follow the European Commission’s lead and ban the neonicotinoid pesticides (Imidacloprid, Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam) blamed for destroying bee populations. The use of three pesticides, which attack the bees’ nervous system, will be restricted on December 1st 2013 in response to the European Food Safety Authority’s scientific ...

Date: 2013/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

All around the world, governments are mobilizing resources to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions while adapting to the climate crisis. Everywhere around the world that is except Canada. Canada’s agricultural production is under threat as never before, but the Harper government is deaf, dumb, and blind to the threat. The threat is the climate crisis. ...

Date: 2013/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party marks Soil Conservation Week, April 21-28, which is especially relevant in light of the Harper Conservatives’ recent withdrawal from UN efforts to combat desertification. “Soil is key to our ability to feed ourselves and survive on this planet,” said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands. “If we are going to ...

Date: 2013/03/14 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Public events for Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May for Saturday, March 16th are: 12:30 p.m. – Elizabeth May will deliver a speech on her work as a Green MP. Concordia University 515 Ste-Catherine O.  EV Building, Room 1.605 (main floor) Montreal, Quebec Note: Doors will open at noon. 3:00 p.m. – Green Leader Elizabeth May will deliver a speech on food policy ...

Date: 2013/01/07 -- Category/Categories: Householders

I received news on October 30th from Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz that the Centre for Plant Health on the Saanich Peninsula will remain open. Needless to say, I am thrilled (and relieved!) with this decision. I am grateful to Minister Ritz for listening to our concerns and for re-thinking the earlier decision to move its ...

Date: 2012/11/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will table dozens of substantive policy amendments to Budget Omnibus Bill C-45 when it returns to the House of Commons for Report Stage on Thursday, November 29, 2012. With some to be moved this Thursday and the remainder the following Tuesday during C-45′s last day of debate at Report Stage, ...

Date: 2012/11/02 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

This week the committee continued its study of Bill S-11, known shorthand as the “Safe Foods for Canadians Act”. Witnesses on October 30th came from the Canadian Meat Council, the Retail Council of Canada, the Dairy Farmers of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Regulated Importers. Each made comments on their impressions of S-11 and ...

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