Date: 2013/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada is observing the 54th Tibetan Uprising Day this Sunday. On March 10th 1959, the people of Tibet rose against China’s illegal rule. Thousands of Tibetans were massacred and His Holiness the Dalai Lama had to flee into exile. “The desperation of Tibetans has led to over 107 self-immolation suicides in ...

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: 2013/01/17 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

I admit that I have failed in my number one goal for 2012—either convincing Stephen Harper to change his mind about Kyoto or to force him out of office in time to stop the withdrawal from Kyoto. On December 15, 2012, Harper’s letter of intent for legal withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol took effect. It ...

Date: 2012/11/19 -- Category/Categories: Questions on the Order Paper

Elizabeth May: With regard to the loan Canada provided to China (agreed upon on November 26, 1996, and authorized by Parliament though the Supplementary Estimates in Appropriation Act No. 4, 1995-96), through Export Development Canada’s (EDC) Canada Account in the sum of $1.5 billion CAD, as part of the agreement to sell to China two ...

Date: 2012/11/10 -- Category/Categories: Letters

Environmental Assessments of Trade Agreements Trade Agreements and NAFTA Secretariat Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 November 10, 2012 To whom it may concern, The following comments are submitted as part of the Environmental Assessment of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA) signed in Vladivostok, ...

Date: 2012/11/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

In the face of intense pressure and strong language during their trade mission to India, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Trade Minister Ed Fast appear unable to convince the Indian Government to ratify the Canada-India Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA). Signed in Ottawa on June 16, 2007, the Canada-India FIPA is of the ...

Date: 2012/11/05 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

There are many different visions of the Arctic. There is Stephen Harper’s annual summer trip with its proclamations of “use it or lose it.” Yet, his promises for deep sea ports, ice breakers, and new research stations are now more noted as absent than fulfilled. For example, the ice-breakers were promised in 2005 and again ...

Date: 2012/11/02 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Statement by Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada Leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, on the occasion of the passing of the deadline allowing Prime Minister Stephen Harper to ratify the Canada-China Investment Treaty: “Prime Minister Harper, the countdown is over: you can legally, as of now, ratify the Canada-China Investment Treaty. This is what ...

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 ...

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