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: 2014/08/02 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

What follows is my original piece rebutting the National Post editorial. The NP editors requested cuts and changes which I accepted. Still, on reflection, the edits lost much content, particularly in explaining my vote against bombing Libya. I offer it here, unedited, for a fuller explanation. In a catalogue of alleged failings of the Green ...

Date: 2014/05/14 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, we know at this point that Bill C-23 has gone through the House, but I continue to receive petitions from people across Canada asking for the bill to be more substantially reworked in order to meet the purpose of a fair elections act. I table these petitions today from the residents ...

Date: 2014/04/10 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I will be very brief. I just wish to support the official opposition in concern. The debate in this place on Bill C-23 could very well lead to not just it misleading Parliament, but my concern is that it would mislead the Canadian electorate. We have had the repeated reference to ...

Date: 2013/03/05 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am very concerned that the democratic deficit in this place could be more urgently handled by focusing on those things that do not require opening the Constitution, such as removing the requirement for a leader to sign nomination papers and reducing the excess and unhealthy power of the PMO. However, ...

Date: 2011/12/13 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Ms. Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have a question for my hon. colleague from Etobicoke Centre. The issue of how to approach this is not easy. I recognize the government has made an attempt through this legislation, but I cannot believe that most Canadians think it is a good idea to add 30 more members ...

Date: 2011/12/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada was pleased today with the ruling of Federal Court Judge Douglas Campbell that the Harper government violated legislation in its efforts to rush through the killing of the Wheat Board. The Canadian Wheat Board Act requires a vote among farmers and better consultation before the monopoly could be ended.  “The ...

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