Date: 2014/09/15 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to present two petitions. The first petition is for an issue that one would have thought we would have solved long ago. That is equal pay for work of equal value. Despite years of work in this area, women still earn far less than men ...

Date: 2014/01/31 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions today. The first is from residents of Salt Spring Island within my riding, as well as many from Vancouver. They call on the government to live up to the commitments that were made in a bill passed by the House of Commons but disgracefully defeated ...

Date: 2014/01/30 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

The Environment Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first petition is from residents primarily in the Vancouver area who call upon the government to establish a permanent ban on crude oil tankers on the west coast of British Columbia. Coincidently, I was just meeting with halibut fishers who were ...

Date: 2014/01/29 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

The Environment Elizabeth May:  Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions today. The first is predominantly from residents of London, Ontario, but there are a number from Vancouver. They are calling on the government to act to protect the pollinating bee population in Canada by eliminating dangerous nicotine-based pesticides. International Trade Elizabeth May: Mr. ...

Date: 2013/12/10 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this morning with two petitions. The first is entirely from residents of Saanich—Gulf Islands, and from all the islands, Galiano, Pender, Mayne, Saturna, Salt Spring, as well as from the peninsula. The petitioners are calling on this House to take note of the fact that fracking chemicals, used in ...

Date: 2013/12/04 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Mining Industry Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions. The first petition is from residents of the Kipawa Lakes area, Timiskaming, and other places nearby, who are very concerned about a proposal for a rare earth mining project. The petitioners are calling on the House of Commons to recognize the unique ecological, ...

Date: 2013/12/02 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May:Mr. Speaker, I am rising this evening in adjournment proceedings to pursue a question I asked November 27 in the House. The question related to the issue of the climate crisis. The Speaker and other members here may be familiar with my own activities. I participated in COP 19. This was the 19th Conference ...

Date: 2013/11/27 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Questions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, in response to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a leaders’ summit on climate, which is to take place in September of next year in New York. Ban Ki-moon has made clear, as have many scientists, the likely connections between these increasingly devastating weather events and ...

Date: 2013/11/25 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to present two petitions. The first is primarily signed by residents of one smaller part of my riding, the very active community of Salt Spring Island. They have asked me to present to the House today a petition calling for the reduction of greenhouse ...

Date: 2013/11/05 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin this evening’s adjournment proceedings a little unusually. As I look across the way, I see that when I finish my four minutes on the subject of my question about Monday, relating to the upcoming climate negotiations in Warsaw, we will be hearing from my friend, the ...

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