Date: 2013/02/14 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

When a situation is as desperate as the climate crisis and yet, year after year, no leadership emerges, it is hard to believe that the situation may be changing. Like Charlie Brown running up to Lucy and a waiting football, one learns to expect disappointment. It is hard to put credence in the rhetoric of ...

Date: 2013/01/30 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, on January 21 in his inaugural address, United States President Barack Obama said the following: We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid ...

Date: 2012/12/10 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

One of the most persistent and confounding fallacies of political discourse is the idea that we must choose between environmental protection and a healthy economy. According to years of polling, Canadians reject the idea. Poll after poll shows that Canadians think that both can be achieved. Lest anyone assume this is based on an unreasonable ...

Date: 2012/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to yet another budget omnibus bill. I suppose I should not use the word “pleased”. I want to first make a few comments on the subject of omnibus bills and what we have seen in this one year. We essentially have seen budget ...

Date: 2012/11/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

While there were some nail-biter moments, the overall trend of election night was one of increasing confidence that Barak Obama would hold on to the White House. However, no one can mistake the difference in tone and mood of Obama’s 2008 victory night for “hope and change” and the 2012 sense of reduced expectations. The ...

Date: 2012/10/31 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Permit me to begin this article by wishing we had one thousandths the level of media coverage of CETA into the Canada-China Investment Treaty.  By the time you read this, the likelihood is that Canada will be bound for a minimum of 31 years to a treaty that gives the Peoples Republic of China the ...

Date: 2012/09/20 -- Category/Categories: Debate

That this House acknowledge that the Canadian economy is facing unprecedented risk and uncertainty; recognize that many regions and industries across Canada have already suffered significant job losses in recent years; urge all levels of government to work together to build a balanced 21st century Canadian economy; and insist that Canada’s Prime Minister meet with ...

Date: 2012/09/20 -- Category/Categories: Debate

That this House acknowledge that the Canadian economy is facing unprecedented risk and uncertainty; recognize that many regions and industries across Canada have already suffered significant job losses in recent years; urge all levels of government to work together to build a balanced 21st century Canadian economy; and insist that Canada’s Prime Minister meet with ...

Date: 2012/08/19 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

World Humanitarian Day, August 19, is a relatively new day of recognition.  It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 to acknowledge and honour those courageous people who often face daunting challenges, even danger and death, in order to help others. The spirit of people helping people. International altruism and activism.  The date was chosen ...

Date: 2012/07/08 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Calgary Herald Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Sharon Kirkey Canadian social psychologist Jamie Gruman is proposing a new way of achieving nirvana: Do nothing. Instead, live in the moment and embrace the “serene and contented acceptance of life as it is, with no ambitions of acquisition, accomplishment or progress ...

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