Date: 2013/03/19 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening in adjournment proceedings to follow up on a question I initially asked on November 30, 2012. That question related to the Canada-China investment treaty, but was much more specifically directed to the concerns that were growing not just in Canada, but around the world about the process of ...

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

With ratification of the Canada-China Investment Treaty still pending, the Green Party of Canada underscores India’s decision to move away from bilateral investment protection agreements and their investor/state dispute system. After facing the threat of international arbitration from foreign companies, India has ordered in January 2013 a freeze of all bilateral investment protection agreements negotiations ...

Date: 2013/03/07 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening in adjournment proceedings to pursue a question I asked of the Prime Minister on November 21, 2012. It related to what we are pursuing in the Canada-China investment treaty, which was, as we know, signed in Vladivostok in September 2012. It was placed before this place for ...

Date: 2013/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada holds a series of eight town halls throughout the riding twice per year. Town Halls are usually held on Galiano Island, Saanich, Saanichton, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, Sidney, Mayne Island and Pender Island. These town halls are an ...

Date: 2013/01/30 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am astonished by the parliamentary secretary’s presentation. Let me quickly clear up one thing. There is no misinformation in the following statement: The treaty itself does not require transparency, only Canadian policy in place. So it is a discretionary decision by either China or Canada to decide to make the ...

Date: 2013/01/30 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pursue a matter that I have been raising since the month of September. The specific matter for tonight’s discussion relates to a question I put to the Prime Minister in question period on October 23. It relates to the Canada-China investment treaty. I would like to take ...

Date: 2012/12/13 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

On November 26, voters in three ridings went to the polls to replace MPs who resigned within the last few months. In June, Calgary Centre Conservative Lee Richardson resigned to accept a position as Premier Alison Redford’s chief of staff; in July, Bev Oda resigned, hounded by scandals of her own and the Prime Minister’s ...

Date: 2012/12/10 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the hon. parliamentary secretary this. Why do we still do not have a definition of “national security” within the Investment Canada Act? It was a specific recommendation of the blue ribbon panel commissioned by the government after the Minmetals issue. The government chose not to define ...

Date: 2012/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am really relieved that the Prime Minister has not yet ratified the Canada-China investment treaty. There is new information that I think is really important for Conservative members of Parliament to consider. A new European report blows a hole through the idea that the arbitration is impartial and unbiased. In ...

Date: 2012/11/21 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

On November 15th, 2012, US-incorporated firm Lone Pine Resources announced its intentions of suing the Government of Canada under the North American Free-Trade Agreement’s infamous Chapter 11. Over what? Quebec’s decision to impose a moratorium on all oil and gas exploration activities in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. By announcing the moratorium, Quebec not only ...

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