Date: 2014/01/20 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

We deserve an energy plan, a climate plan, and the new industrial revolution of clean-tech and renewables. The first step is for Harper to get out of the way. By Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Green MP Bruce Hyer What is an environmental issue? However you define it, Harper is against it. “Environment” means different ...

Date: 2013/05/20 -- Category/Categories: Backgrounder

John McCauley Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 RE: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATIONS DESIGNATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES UNDER THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT, 2012 May 20th, 2013 Dear Mr. McCauley: The following comments are submitted as a response to the government’s call for ...

Date: 2013/05/07 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am also well acquainted with the superb environmental record of former Speaker John Fraser and his exemplary efforts to stop the destruction of environmental laws through Bill C-38. He signed a letter with three other former ministers of fisheries decrying that the current approach of this administration is to destroy ...

Date: 2013/04/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada condemns the new public debate suppression requirements put in place by the National Energy Board (NEB) at the request of Harper’s Conservatives. “10,000 barrels of dilbit, a mixture of bitumen and toxic diluent, were spilled in Arkansas last week. Citizens in Toronto and everywhere along Enbridge’s Line 9 have legitimate ...

Date: 2012/12/19 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Star Pheonix Author: Paul Hanley Did the support of 24 per cent of the electorate on election day give the federal government a mandate for its radical project to gut environmental protection? Apparently. In our apathy-inducing first-past-the-post political system a small minority can translate into a big majority, which can disregard public opinion ...

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: 2012/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

The Prime Minister’s goal of six million barrels of oil a day from the oil sands is driving our foreign policy, our trade policy, has undermined our global climate commitments, is eviscerating our scientific capacity and is skewing our economy to one product at the expense of others. Former U.S. President G. W. Bush was ...

Date: 2012/08/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On Friday, August 3, 2012, Environment Minister Peter Kent sent a letter to the Joint Review Panel currently studying Enbridge’s proposal to build a twinned pipeline over 1,100 kilometres between the oil sands and Kitimat, B.C. The letter, co-signed by the head of the National Energy Board, sets out new rules and timelines for the ...

Date: 2012/08/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada, the Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, and two prominent scientists today called for an exploration and drilling moratorium in the Gulf of St. Lawrence – starting with seismic testing. Green Party leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands, Mary Gorman, Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, Dr. Lindy Weilgart, Research ...

Date: 2012/07/16 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

There is no shortage of compelling issues to discuss in a Hill Times Environmental Policy briefing.  Even listing, without describing, the catalogue of assaults on environmental law and policy by the prime minister in the last 12 months is enough to occupy the whole issue. Canada undermined global climate negotiations in Durban in December, negotiated ...

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