Date: 2016/03/30 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

It is the boldest reform, wrapped in an unequivocal promise: 2015 will be the last election held under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting system. It was part of the Liberal platform and was confirmed in the Speech from the Throne. The NDP also promised‎ to get rid of FPTP, as did the Green Party. So while ...

Date: 2016/03/16 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Ever since the first televised leaders debate in 1968, the conduct of debates during Canadian elections has relied on a loose set of mysterious rules employed by the nation’s largest broadcasters, tempered by an unhealthy degree of backroom bargaining by the larger parties.    As Andrew Coyne once described the 2011 leaders’ debate decision to exclude ...

Date: 2016/03/03 -- Category/Categories: Householders

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Date: 2016/03/03 -- Category/Categories: Householders, Survey

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Date: 2016/01/26 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I think you will find this a real point of order. It comes from our Standing Orders. It is not just a small reminder, but picks up from your efforts earlier in question period to remind members. While I was at COP21, I heard great news from Parliament that there was ...

Date: 2015/12/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) December 9, 2015 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), announced today that she has placed a number of motions on the order paper to serve as a starting point for Parliament to repair the damage done by the previous government. “We must take stock of the harm done and ...

Date: 2015/11/25 -- Category/Categories: In the News, Publications

November 23, 2015 Publication source: iPolitics Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should cancel 49 “future appointments” and early appointment renewals left behind by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government and introduce a transparent new appointments process, says NDP ethics critic Alexandre Boulerice. “They have to look at the possibility of overturning those nominations,” Boulerice said in ...

Date: 2015/11/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA –November 5, 2015 – Today, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), welcomed the Liberal government’s decision to bring back the long-form census. “I commend the decision to bring back a key component in providing the necessary data for evidence-based decision making,” said Ms. May. “The announcement this morning by ...

Date: 2015/02/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – The Green caucus in the House of Commons will vote against the amended version of the Reform Act, 2014, introduced by Conservative MP Michael Chong. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, said she will not vote for the hopelessly watered down ...

Date: 2014/11/27 -- Category/Categories: News

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