Date: 2017/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Events, Speeches

Why does Canada use a voting system that allows the minority of voters to elect a majority government? How does 39% of the vote translate into 100% of the power? How does a voting system that allows a micro-targeted riding-by-riding campaign style lead to negative campaigning, toxic politics and a hyper-partisan, never-ending campaign replacing governance? ...

Date: 2017/04/04 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Points of Order

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. As we know, we are debating in this place changing the Standing Orders, but I would like to refer, for my point of order, to our existing rules, Standing Orders 16(2) and 18. The combined effect of these two Standing Orders is that interrupting ...

Date: 2017/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Parliament, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May First of all, let me thank you Mr. Chair for giving me the ability to speak at this moment on this very critical issue for all members of parliament. I would very much appreciate the consideration that, as the committee goes forward, all members, and particularly the Government Leader in the House, consider ...

Date: 2016/12/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Saanich-Gulf Islands), encourages all Canadians to participate in the final days of public consultation on changes to Bill C-51: The Anti-Terrorism Act. Public consultation will end on Dec. 15. Ms. May submitted her response to Our Security, Our Rights: National security Green Paper, 2016 on Dec. 1. In it, Ms. May ...

Date: 2016/12/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank all my colleagues. I share the view of my colleagues from Skeena—Bulkley Valley and Louis-Saint-Laurent and all the others who mentioned the incredible work done by the hon. member for Lac-Saint-Louis as committee chair, as well as all of the committee members. Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats, members of the ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized

For the first time in Canadian history, a Parliamentary committee recommended that the government take concrete steps to move away from the archaic First Past the Post voting system and toward a proportional system of electing Members of Parliament and the Government The report, an unprecedented document that compiles the best public and academic evidence ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

“Today, for the first time in Canadian history, a Parliamentary committee has recommended that the government take concrete steps to move away from the archaic First Past the Post voting system and toward a proportional system of electing Members of Parliament and the Government,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Any day now, a postcard will arrive in your mailbox to invite you to participate in the single most important democratic reform in a generation: moving to ensure that in Canada “every vote counts.” Some will reply with sophistry – “every vote is counted now” – but anyone who looks at our majoritarian, winner-take-all voting ...

Date: 2016/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to speak to Bill C-26, a bill to enhance the Canada pension plan. I want to start by lamenting, as I did this morning, time allocation, which is bringing this debate to a premature end. I think this is one of those times, particularly ...

Date: 2016/11/23 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) November 23, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), strongly condemns the undemocratic decision by PEI Liberals to reject a motion to honour the results of a recent plebiscite on electoral reform. PEI Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker’s Motion 54 – to honour the vote and implement Mixed Member ...

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