Date: 2017/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Elizabeth May Madam Speaker, it is an honour to rise in this place to put my views forward following the member for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou. He said exactly, in much clearer, more passionate language and with greater depth of experience, the reasons that I am also putting forward amendments to try to repair Bill S-3, so that ...

Date: 2017/06/19 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, the member for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke has put herself forward for the first time today as the true voice of Yukoners, and I find that rather shocking. If one speaks for an area that one does not represent, it behooves every member here to do research and find out what the people of ...

Date: 2017/04/10 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May Mr. Speaker, my friend from Yukon arrived in Ottawa on the same flight with me, but I did not have to start in Yukon, getting in at 2:45 in the morning. Yes, we touched down. I just want to say that I do not know why he feels that this is less important ...

Date: 2016/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) June 21, 2016 – The Green Party of Canada issued the following statement for National Aboriginal Day: “Today, on the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, all Canadians have an opportunity to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Indigenous peoples of Canada,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada ...

Date: 2016/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

The crisis in Attawapiskat has shaken Canadians from coast to coast. In fact, it led the news on BBC and the New York times. It is being described as what might be ‘a suicide contagion’. Eleven young people, children really, have been stopped from what appears to be a suicide pact. Suicides and attempted suicides ...

Date: 2016/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Mr. Speaker, I think all of us tonight are feeling very united in a commitment that is shared and non-partisan. I want to make this more as a comment than a question because I do not want to put my hon. colleague on the spot. The systemic violence of the residential school system over 100 ...

Date: 2016/01/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — “Today’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal reiterates what anybody who has been paying attention has known for years: Ottawa has been discriminating against First Nations children on reserve. From woefully inadequate and outdated funding models to a system that incentivized removing children from their families, the Tribunal found that that there ...

Date: 2015/12/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) December 8, 2015 - The Green Party applauded the government’s plan for extensive consultation with the families and communities of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. “Federal action on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIW) must be guided by Indigenous communities,” Elizabeth May said. “The government has committed to a new nation-to-nation ...

Date: 2015/07/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), attended the 36th Annual Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) General Assembly in Montreal yesterday. Ms. May delivered a speech to the General Assembly and was the only federal party leader to receive a standing ovation. In addition, Ms. ...

Date: 2015/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement for National Aboriginal Day: “Today is an opportunity to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. This is an important time in our history as we acknowledge the tremendous ...

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