Date: 2017/02/06 -- Category/Categories: Press Conferences

Prominent U.S. energy and climate policy expert Daphne Wysham, Director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Center for Sustainable Economy, and Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), held a press conference to discuss climate action and the Paris Agreement in the context of a Trump presidency. Ms. May also discussed ...

Date: 2017/01/27 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Statements

Text of Submission Below: Submission to “Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!” Consultation To: The Honourable Minister McKenna From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada Date: January 27, 2017 Dear Minister McKenna, I am writing to contribute to the “Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!” consultation. I have also submitted my letter ...

Date: 2016/12/16 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Human-driven climate disruption poses extreme risks in the coming decades. Indeed some people, societies, species, and ecosystems have already experienced significant, even catastrophic consequences. Recognition of the scale and immediacy of this malady is now driving a new era of mitigation strategies. Climate disruption, however, is not a single ailment that can be treated in ...

Date: 2016/12/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

On the first anniversary of the successful conclusion of COP21 negotiations of the Paris Agreement, the Green Party of Canada is highlighting a dire warning from the United Nations’ latest Emissions Gap Report that shows Canada and other developed nations have only four years to act to avoid a catastrophic 1.5 C temperature rise. “The ...

Date: 2016/12/09 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Publications

Brief to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development From Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada  December 9, 2016 Re: Canadian Environmental Protection Act Introduction: The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) was initially developed in the late 1980s and received Royal Assent in 1988.  It combined a ...

Date: 2016/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans concerning the Committee’s Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act, which was gutted with the implementation of the omnibus budget bill, Bill C-38, in 2012. The text of her submission is available below; or, as a PDF download here. Submission in Response ...

Date: 2016/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Kinder Morgan, Press Releases

Elizabeth May today denounced the Prime Minister’s decision to approve the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project as “political opportunism of the worst kind. “Contrary to the Prime Minister’s claim that this decision is based on evidence, as an intervenor in the Kinder Morgan NEB process, I can confirm conclusively that there was no ...

Date: 2016/11/16 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am following up on a question asked yesterday of the Minister of National Defence by my colleague from Cowichan—Malahat—Langford. It is about the Shawnigan Lake quarry, which has been shown to violate its permits. It was approved for contaminated-soil disposal, but downstream, where 12,000 residents of Vancouver Island depend on ...

Date: 2016/11/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

November 07, 2016 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement: “As Greens, we will always welcome better protection for our coastlines,” Ms. May said. “This is a three-ocean strategy that recognizes we are poorly prepared to deal with marine spills and emergency response. To ...

Date: 2016/10/04 -- Category/Categories: COP 21

Mr. Speaker, I thank all members of the House for participating in this important discussion and debate on the Paris agreement. Obviously, the Paris agreement is a historic one. According to Laurent Fabius, president of COP21, the agreement is “fair, sustainable, dynamic, balanced and legally binding”. François Hollande, the President of France, said, “It is ...

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