Date: 2013/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

This week, the Standing Committee on Finance examined income inequality (FINA 117), economic and fiscal outlook (FINA 118), and Main Estimates 2013-14: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY and Votes 1, 5, 10, L15, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 under FINANCE (FINA 119). On April 30th (FINA 117), the committee heard testimony ...

Date: 2013/01/28 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada supports the Declaration of Commitment initiated by First Nations leaders. “I want to express my gratitude to Chief Theresa Spence. She achieved what no one would have thought possible: focus public debate on the status of First Nations throughout the country,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for ...

Date: 2012/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

The committee met twice this week to discuss Bill C-27, an Act to enhance the financial accountability and transparency of First Nations. On Monday, October 15, the committee heard testimony from the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and senior departmental officials.  The opposition discussed the importance of consultation with the ...

Date: 2012/08/16 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Welcome to the new British Columbia edition of HuffPost. And welcome to B.C., HuffPost! The hot news of the country is increasingly tilting west. The epic struggle to keep our coast line oil-free is dominating the headlines and who knows it better than experts like economist Robyn Allen and mariner Brian Falconer? We have huge ...

Date: 2012/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it seems that we are in a rather circular argument. Members, including myself, have stood and pointed out that first nations’ leadership, including the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, a number of first nations chiefs and a resolution passed in 2010 by first nations, have said that they ...

Date: 2012/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I want to ask my hon. colleague from Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor a question. Earlier today I put the question about the existing level of commitment by first nations to transparency and accountability to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. He directed me to a resolution. However, it was the very ...

Date: 2012/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am very disturbed by the process that surrounds this legislation. I have seen, in media commentary, that the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo first learned of this legislation by Twitter. When we think about the magnificent apology the Prime Minister offered to first nations over the residential ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak at report stage on Bill C-38, a bill that many other colleagues in the House have accurately described as an affront to democracy. I heard my hon. colleague say that somehow we, in the opposition benches, should speak to the content of the bill. I propose to ...

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