Date: 2012/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I can assure the hon. member for Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette that, as leader of the Green Party, I pay a lot of attention to measurable actions of the party that he represents. Those measurable actions include recklessly ignoring the worsening state of the Great Lakes; failing to appoint a commissioner to the ...

Date: 2012/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to yet another budget omnibus bill. I suppose I should not use the word “pleased”. I want to first make a few comments on the subject of omnibus bills and what we have seen in this one year. We essentially have seen budget ...

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: 2012/11/01 -- Category/Categories: In the News

On Thursday, October 18, Jim Flaherty tabled yet another Budget Omnibus Bill. C-45 has some similarities with last spring’s C-38. Both are omnibus bills. Both purport to implement aspects of the March 2012 budget. Both include measures never mentioned in the budget. Both are over 400 pages long. This one is similarly branded as Jobs ...

Date: 2012/11/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Tomorrow – Friday, November 2 – Prime Minister Harper and the Privy Council can legally ratify the Canada-China Investment Treaty (FIPA). Assuming that China also ratifies the treaty, there will be no turning back for Canada – for decades. “The combination of this investment treaty and the weakening of our environmental laws introduced in the ...

Date: 2012/10/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Despite the clever website research of the media and the NDP, the fact that permits under the Navigable Waters Protection Act used to trigger federal environmental assessment, does not, in itself, prove the NWPA has been an environmental measure. There were other triggers that do not go to environmental laws — triggers such as federal ...

Date: 2012/10/29 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is a real privilege to ask a question to the member. The constitutional questions have not had enough attention in this debate at second reading on Bill C-45. When I look back at Bill C-38, I think we also missed some of the key ones. However, in the Fisheries Act ...

Date: 2012/10/29 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am so glad to have a chance to ask the hon. member for Lethbridge a question related to the constitutionality of what the government is doing. It is particularly fascinating to hear the Conservative benches railing on socialism while they embrace communism. I find it fascinating. Meanwhile, I have a ...

Date: 2012/10/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

In Bill C-38, Stephen Harper gutted environmental laws brought in by Brian Mulroney. Now he has gone after environmental laws brought in by Sir John A. Macdonald. Bill C-45, a second Act to Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, the Conservatives’ latest omnibus bill, has ...

Date: 2012/10/16 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, briefly to my friend from Fort McMurray—Athabasca, he could search as long as he wants in any previous Conservative document, he will find no reference to bringing U.S. law enforcement agents on to Canadian soil to arrest Canadians. That was a surprise in Bill C-38. He would find no reference to ...

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