Date: 2013/03/19 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada makes public Elizabeth May’s federal budget recommendations sent to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty as part of his Department’s pre-budgetary consultations. Mr. Flaherty solicits input from all MPs in the run up to the preparation of the federal budget. In her letter, the Green Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf ...

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: 2012/11/01 -- Category/Categories: In the News

On Thursday, October 18, Jim Flaherty tabled yet another Budget Omnibus Bill. C-45 has some similarities with last spring’s C-38. Both are omnibus bills. Both purport to implement aspects of the March 2012 budget. Both include measures never mentioned in the budget. Both are over 400 pages long. This one is similarly branded as Jobs ...

Date: 2012/11/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Tomorrow – Friday, November 2 – Prime Minister Harper and the Privy Council can legally ratify the Canada-China Investment Treaty (FIPA). Assuming that China also ratifies the treaty, there will be no turning back for Canada – for decades. “The combination of this investment treaty and the weakening of our environmental laws introduced in the ...

Date: 2012/10/03 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. friend for Prince George—Peace River. There has been a tremendous amount of confusion tonight between various parties claiming for themselves different facts. I have gone through budget 2012 and tried to figure it out. There was the suggestion by the parliamentary secretary that there was ...

Date: 2012/09/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Conferences

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, held a press conference on Tuesday, September 18th, to discuss the impacts budget 2012 is having on local communities. She reviewed the Harper Government’s decisions and announcements since the end of last parliamentary session, looked ahead to the Harper ...

Date: 2012/09/17 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Join Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, as she discusses the following matters: Looking ahead to the Harper Government’s Fall agenda; Looking back on Harper Government’s decisions and announcements since the end of last parliamentary session; Canada’s increased sell out to China; Impacts on local ...

Date: 2012/07/26 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

On Wednesday, June 13, just after Question Period and before the tabling of amendments to the Omnibus Budget Bill C-38, a rally took place outside Parliament. The online advocacy group leadnow.ca had called for people, at the very last minute, to support the opposition amendments. Taking their theme from the YouTube video of Conservative MP ...

Date: 2012/06/29 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: The Windsor Star Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Kyle Billing As a member of a country that has roughly a one-third majority party leading the federal government, I would expect that roughly one-third of the actions they take would be supported by Canadians. As recently as last week, and ...

Date: 2012/06/29 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On the heels of announcing a huge number of public service layoffs, including 250 jobs at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Harper Conservatives announced a consultation process to take place this summer on the newly eviscerated Fisheries Act.  “It is obvious that the Harper Conservatives are blasting ahead with their plans to allow ...

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