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 ...

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

Mr. Speaker, to the hon. Prime Minister, a deep vote of appreciation for the leadership Canada showed in Paris. I was there. I have been at many previous conferences of the parties, one led by our Minister of Foreign Affairs. The last good conference of the parties that actually achieved anything was in 2005, in ...

Date: 2016/10/03 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) October 3, 2016 - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement in response to a national carbon pricing plan: “I commend the Trudeau administration for being first to implement a national carbon pricing plan, but $10/tonne is too low to be taken seriously. I remain perplexed as to why this administration refuses to ...

Date: 2016/10/03 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, In the News

Thursday, September 22, 2016 Publication source: CBC Ideas Full episode: Print this page...

Date: 2016/10/03 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Publication source: CBC The House Full episode: Elizabeth May’s comments: Print this page...

Date: 2016/09/28 -- Category/Categories: COP 21

(OTTAWA) September 28, 2016 - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement in response to the federal government’s approval of a liquified natural gas (LNG) project for Flora Bank/Lelu Island in northern British Columbia: “Even with environmental conditions, the Petronas LNG project will spew 5 megatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year,” said Elizabeth ...

Date: 2016/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Kinder Morgan, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) June 20, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement regarding the federal government’s announcement today to consult stakeholders before making changes to the Environmental Assessment (EA) process:  “When it comes to environmental assessment, Canadians are still living under Stephen Harper’s broken rules. The ...

Date: 2016/06/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COP 21

The context of our current challenge in the intertwined imperative for both a strong climate and energy strategy is embedded in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s record. We have lost 10 years. The losses piled up from the minute in spring of 2006 when Harper’s new Conservative minority government cancelled every element of former Liberal ...

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