Date: 2017/06/14 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, now that the Prime Minister has clarified, for the second time, the Der Spiegel story and has clearly said that he never asked Chancellor Merkel to remove references to the Paris accord from the G20 summit declaration, let me flip it to the affirmative and ask the Prime Minister to confirm ...

Date: 2017/06/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May  Mr. Speaker, I rise to pursue a question that I asked in question period not that long ago, on Friday, June 2. I suppose it is now June 9. Though the Table still says it is June 8, it is a bit after midnight. The context of my question to the Minister of ...

Date: 2017/06/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Publications

Elizabeth May June 7, 2017 Originally published in the Hill Times, here. Let’s get the obvious out of the way: the Trudeau administration is better than the Conservatives under Stephen Harper on environmental policy. But that does not mean they get a free ride, especially when our children’s future is at stake. The climate promises ...

Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I certainly welcome the resolution from the government today on the ongoing commitment of the Canadian government to the Paris agreement. We had already voted in this place and confirmed our support as a Parliament. I quibble with the introduction, because as much as President Trump announced from the rose garden ...

Date: 2017/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, Statements

June 04, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) recognizes World Environment Day and Canadian Environment Week: Ms. May, said: “World Environment Day celebrates the efforts of those who work for a healthier environment. In 2015, when global nations came together to celebrate their commitment to climate action with the Paris Agreement, there was much reason ...

Date: 2017/06/02 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, after yesterday’s very disturbing announcement from the rose garden, the surrealistic orchestras striking up on the deck of the Titanic as Trump announced that the U.S. would leave the Paris agreement, which it cannot legally do for four years, it does open up a chasm where there will be insufficient action. ...

Date: 2017/06/01 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May, released the following statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement: “Today’s announcement by President Trump was made to pacify his base. It does not change the Paris Agreement. It only confirms what we already knew – that as long ...

Date: 2017/05/16 -- Category/Categories: Statements

May 16, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May responded to today’s report from Auditor General Michael Ferguson: “Today’s Auditor General report is shocking. The theme seems to be a consistent denial of access to information by the Department of Finance, despite the Auditor General’s entitlement to all necessary documents. It was unprecedented for the A-G to ...

Date: 2017/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, next week in Fairbanks, Alaska is an all-important meeting of the Arctic Council where eight nations of the Arctic will be holding a meeting, represented by foreign ministers. It is clear, based on the most recent science, that the Arctic is the fastest warming region in the world and that thawing ...

Date: 2017/03/22 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases, Publications

Innovation and Environment Canada are the big winners, but the continuation of fossil fuel subsidies and lucrative stock option loopholes are unaffected by Budget 2017. “For the first time, we’re seeing a focus on adaptation to climate change in this year’s budget,” said Elizabeth May. “I’m pleased to see signficant investment in clean tech and ...

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