Date: 2017/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I congratulate my friend and hon. colleague, who is now the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety. I certainly hope that his experience as parliamentary secretary for public safety will not be as frustrating as it was to be parliamentary secretary for democratic institutions. I highly doubt that the ...

Date: 2017/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise today to speak to Bill C-22. I had not thought that we would see government amendments at report stage that undo a lot of the good work that has been done by the committee. I approach this issue by first saying I support the creation ...

Date: 2016/12/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Saanich-Gulf Islands), encourages all Canadians to participate in the final days of public consultation on changes to Bill C-51: The Anti-Terrorism Act. Public consultation will end on Dec. 15. Ms. May submitted her response to Our Security, Our Rights: National security Green Paper, 2016 on Dec. 1. In it, Ms. May ...

Date: 2016/05/04 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

It is one of the stickier aspects of former PM Stephen Harper’s omnibus strategy.  Bills rammed through parliament as omnibus bills are harder to repeal and reform than stand-alone legislation. In fact, omnibus bills cannot be repealed.  After passage, the seventy laws gutted, repealed and replaced in Bill C-38 – the eco-disaster omnibus budget bill ...

Date: 2015/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of Bill C-51 today: “As I have said from the beginning, Bill C-51 will not make Canadians safer. Instead, it will confuse and confound law enforcement in the investigation of ...

Date: 2015/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), issued the following statement today, urging the Senate to delay its scheduled vote on Bill C-51: “Tomorrow, Canadians will learn the details of the Auditor General’s report on Senate expenses. We will find that 30 Senators have filed inappropriate expense ...

Date: 2015/05/14 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, ironically, I am rising to pursue a question on a bill that has now passed the House but is still before the Senate, so I think it is relevant to take up the issues relating to Bill C-51. It is ironic to revisit this question. Let me share with the House ...

Date: 2015/05/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

“This is about the soul of the country and a question of whether we understand what Canada stands for” – Elizabeth May OTTAWA –The Green Party renews its call for legislation that will genuinely address Canada’s security needs, following a vote in favour of Bill C-51 at third reading by both Conservative and Liberal MPs. ...

Date: 2015/05/06 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I want to begin, of course, by thanking all parties in this place and all members. If even one voice had said no, I would not have had this opportunity to speak to Bill C-51 at third reading. I am genuinely grateful for the generosity of spirit in accepting this as a motion ...

Date: 2015/04/30 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, let me parenthetically agree entirely with the member for Northwest Territories. Canada’s performance as chair of the Arctic Council was a disgrace. My question is related to Bill C-51 and the 94th application of time allocation. Earlier today, the government House leader made the absurd claim that I had not read ...

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