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: 2014/06/16 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

The Environment Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two very timely petitions. The first is from residents in Vancouver and my riding calling on the government to refuse to approve the Enbridge risky pipeline and tanker scheme. Agriculture Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my second petition relates to the bill we are debating ...

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: 2014/05/26 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Human Rights Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition signed primarily by petitioners from the Toronto and Richmond Hill area. It is on behalf of the Hungarian community in Canada. Petitioners are very concerned about the abuse of the human rights of the Hungarian community within the nation of Romania. They ask ...

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: 2013/04/08 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Pollinators, including honeybees, are a central element of our food system and a critical pillar of our ecology. While the impact of honeybees extends far beyond the pollination of commercial agricultural crops, the monetary value of just this service is estimated to be in the hundreds of billions of dollars globally each year. In the ...

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 ...

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