Date: 2016/12/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

On the first anniversary of the successful conclusion of COP21 negotiations of the Paris Agreement, the Green Party of Canada is highlighting a dire warning from the United Nations’ latest Emissions Gap Report that shows Canada and other developed nations have only four years to act to avoid a catastrophic 1.5 C temperature rise. “The ...

Date: 2016/10/04 -- Category/Categories: COP 21

Mr. Speaker, I thank all members of the House for participating in this important discussion and debate on the Paris agreement. Obviously, the Paris agreement is a historic one. According to Laurent Fabius, president of COP21, the agreement is “fair, sustainable, dynamic, balanced and legally binding”. François Hollande, the President of France, said, “It is ...

Date: 2016/10/04 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Debate

Mr. Speaker, to the hon. Prime Minister, a deep vote of appreciation for the leadership Canada showed in Paris. I was there. I have been at many previous conferences of the parties, one led by our Minister of Foreign Affairs. The last good conference of the parties that actually achieved anything was in 2005, in ...

Date: 2016/10/03 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) October 3, 2016 - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement in response to a national carbon pricing plan: “I commend the Trudeau administration for being first to implement a national carbon pricing plan, but $10/tonne is too low to be taken seriously. I remain perplexed as to why this administration refuses to ...

Date: 2016/10/03 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, In the News

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Date: 2016/09/28 -- Category/Categories: COP 21

(OTTAWA) September 28, 2016 - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement in response to the federal government’s approval of a liquified natural gas (LNG) project for Flora Bank/Lelu Island in northern British Columbia: “Even with environmental conditions, the Petronas LNG project will spew 5 megatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year,” said Elizabeth ...

Date: 2016/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COP 21

The context of our current challenge in the intertwined imperative for both a strong climate and energy strategy is embedded in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s record. We have lost 10 years. The losses piled up from the minute in spring of 2006 when Harper’s new Conservative minority government cancelled every element of former Liberal ...

Date: 2016/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) June 5, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on World Environment Day: “World Environment Day celebrates the efforts of those who work for a healthier environment. It has been marked by the United Nations since 1972 on the occasion of the ...

Date: 2016/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

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Date: 2016/05/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

Knowing how many Island Tides readers are keen observers of the climate issue, as well as the impressive number of you who are climate activists, I wanted to give you a more in-depth report than that found in the mainstream media about the special United Nations signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement. Why the ceremony? ...

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