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: 2014/04/07 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I asked the Prime Minister, in question period last week, in relation to the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whether given the evidence from Environment Canada that there is no chance, given current policies, whether the government will do other than have a 100% fail rate on ...

Date: 2014/03/27 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, this is a question about math and red herrings. Yesterday, the minister said our greenhouse gases would be 130 megatonnes less than what they would have been under the Liberals. That number, picked out of the air, is known as the “business as usual” target. Here is the math. The Copenhagen ...

Date: 2014/03/03 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

The Environment Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this afternoon for the morning petition presentations. I have two petitions. One is from residents of Pender Island, within my own constituency of Saanich—Gulf Islands. It is a petition that has actually been overtaken by events. The petitioners are calling on the government to await a full ...

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: Adjournment Proceedings

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 ...

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