Date: 2017/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, yesterday I spoke to the issue of prorogation, because we now have a historic opportunity to ensure that prorogation will never again be used improperly, and I said that the motion fails to eliminate that possibility. I was about to close on the subject of prorogation by suggesting to the House, ...

Date: 2017/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, it is true that political party leaders do fundraisers, and people buy tickets to come to those fundraisers. However, when the political party leader becomes the prime minister, there is a very large and important distinction to be made that we do not want government policy influenced by those who can ...

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

Elizabeth May I now have the honour of debating the omnibus budget bill, Bill C-44, at report stage. I find this so ironic, because I truly believed that the era of the omnibus budget bill would end when the new Liberal government took power. In fact, the new government promised that it would not use ...

Date: 2017/06/01 -- Category/Categories: Blogues, Questions, Lettres, Parlement

Dear Friends and Supporters of Electoral Reform, A disappointment in Parliament on Wednesday, when the Liberals used their majority to defeat a motion to accept recommendations from the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. It was a slim majority in a vote of 159-146, with two courageous Liberal MPs Nathaniel Eskine-Smith and Sean Casey voting with integrity ...

Date: 2017/05/30 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, I recently had the great privilege to work with members on all sides of the House on a book called Turning Parliament Inside Out, about how we could improve decorum in this place. One of the problems that we now see ourselves facing, it is very much in front of us, ...

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 ...

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