Date: 2013/05/09 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, clearly there has been a significant problem tracking dollars. The Auditor General has identified it. We have yet to hear any response from the Conservatives and their administration as to how this money could have been so poorly tracked. We know from the Auditor General that it was not spent on ...

Date: 2013/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

This week, the Standing Committee on Finance examined income inequality (FINA 117), economic and fiscal outlook (FINA 118), and Main Estimates 2013-14: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY and Votes 1, 5, 10, L15, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 under FINANCE (FINA 119). On April 30th (FINA 117), the committee heard testimony ...

Date: 2013/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

This week, the Standing Committee on Finance examined income inequality and Bill C-48. On April 16th, the committee heard testimony from representatives of Canada 2020, C.D. Howe Institute, Frasier Institute, First Nations Tax Commission, TD Bank Financial Group, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Centres for Tax and Budget Policy and Studies in Economic Prosperity, and Montreal Economic ...

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: 2012/06/28 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

The appalling 420 page so-called omnibus budget implementation bill, C-38, will likely clear the Senate before you read this.  All 700+ of the Opposition amendments were defeated after a marathon 23.5 hours on non-stop voting from June 13-14, including all 300+ of my substantive amendments. The debate at Third Reading continued to reveal that Conservative ...

Date: 2012/06/23 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

The appalling 420 page so-called omnibus budget implementation bill, C-38, managed to get rubber stamped without a single change.  All 700+ of the Opposition amendments were defeated after a marathon 23.5 hours on non-stop voting from June 13-14, including all 300+ of my substantive amendments. The debate at Third Reading continued to reveal that Conservative ...

Date: 2012/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

After the refusal of the Prime Minister to allow Conservative Members of Parliament to vote their conscience on any of the 700 amendments to C-38 during the Report Stage voting marathon last week, Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, is issuing a challenge to Conservative MPs.  On Tuesday morning from 10 am –12 ...

Date: 2012/06/12 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise here this morning to present two petitions. The first group of petitioners are from across Canada: from Alberta, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. The petitioners are calling on the government to withdraw Bill C-38, because it is illegitimate and because it affects and repeals important environmental protection ...

Date: 2012/06/12 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for the very interesting speech. I will be very brief as I know time is running out on this debate. Today, over 120 environmental lawyers from across Canada issued a statement warning that the destruction of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act through Bill ...

Date: 2012/06/12 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are particularly unusual in that there is one portion of the budget, as opposed to being in Bill C-38, where funds will be provided to a number of agencies to deal with the results of Weatherill report, which dealt with listeriosis at the ...

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