Date: 2016/06/13 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

I don’t think I have ever had two Island Tides articles back to back that covered an evolving story.  Parliament does not usually have the characteristics of a soap opera. A narrative arc does not connect my weeks.  But in re-reading my last column, it reinforced how remarkably the tide has turned.   Yes, dear readers, ...

Date: 2016/06/06 -- Category/Categories: Question of Privilage

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Date: 2016/06/02 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) June 2, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), is asking Elections Canada to re-open its investigation into robocalls during the 2008 election in Saanich-Gulf Islands, following testimony provided by Sen. Mike Duffy during his recent trial. On May 31, Ms. May sent a letter to Elections ...

Date: 2016/06/02 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

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Date: 2016/06/02 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

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Date: 2016/05/11 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

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Date: 2016/05/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) May 11, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement on her invitation to join the 12-member Special Committee on Electoral Reform: “I’m pleased to be sitting at the table as we consult Canadians on a crucial government promise to make every vote count. However, ...

Date: 2016/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) May 3, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement: “I’m outraged to see the current government bring forward a motion to trample on the rights of independent MPs, and MPs from parties with fewer than 12 MPs,” Ms. May said. “A Liberal-mandated motion is ...

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 ...

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