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

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the member for Ottawa South’s speech was very comprehensive and important. I am unhappy with the fact that this bill is continually described as though it will do great things for jobs and the economy, while we have failed as parliamentarians to examine the ways in which Bill C-38 is a ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Legislation Affected Number of Amendments Income Tax Act 2 Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 102 National Energy Board Act 63 Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act 1 Nuclear Safety and Control Act 4 Fisheries Act 50 Canadian Environmental Protection Act 12 Species at Risk Act 9 Measures with Respect to the Auditor General of Canada 2 ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

After weeks of preparation, Saanich-Gulf Islands Member of Parliament Elizabeth May today reported that more than 300 of the amendments the Green Party’s parliamentary office submitted Friday have been ruled in order.  Unless the Speaker rules C-38 out of order, these will now be voted on this week in the House. “Our amendments are a ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Q: How many amendments has Elizabeth May made to Bill C-38? A: Elizabeth May proposed 330 amendments before the deadline of June 9th.  Of those, 320 were deemed admissible for debate at what is called report stage.   Q: What kind of amendments were written by Elizabeth May? A: Fewer than three dozen amendments are called ‘deletions’, where ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate

That, pursuant to Standing Order 27, the ordinary hour of daily adjournment shall be 12 midnight, commencing on Monday, June 11, 2012, and concluding on Friday, June 22, 2012, but not including Friday, June 15, 2012. Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, when the government House leader claims that the government is suddenly providing additional hours for ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate

David McGuinty: Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on her speech and pick up on the theme that was raised by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance. If indeed the government has been working on these changes for years, I am wondering if the member could help us understand why ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Randall Garrison: Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands for her speech in defence of democracy and the environment. It was interesting to hear the hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance saying that the government had been working on these ideas for destroying environmental protections for years. I wonder whether you ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Shelly Glover: Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague across the way for her passionate plea. However, I would like to say on behalf of the government that this is not something that was put together at the last moment. This is something we have been working on for many years, so I would hope the ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak at report stage on Bill C-38, a bill that many other colleagues in the House have accurately described as an affront to democracy. I heard my hon. colleague say that somehow we, in the opposition benches, should speak to the content of the bill. I propose to ...

Date: 2012/06/09 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Motion No. 6 — June 8, 2012 — Ms. May (Saanich-Gulf Islands) — That Bill C-38, in Clause 7, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 5 on page 7 with the following: ““political activity” means the making of a gift by a donor to a qualified donee for the purpose of allowing the donor ...

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