Date: 2013/05/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, rising as we are now to debate time allocation, I want to preempt the usual response from government members who say, “What a shame, the member has raised a process question rather than on the substance of the bill”. This is a moment to debate process on a time allocation motion, ...

Date: 2013/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week featured two great sessions, both featuring independent and civil society representatives providing very honest opinions as the committee works towards finishing the National Conservation Plan report.  On April 23rd the witnesses were Lisa King, Director, Industry Relations Corporation Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation; Larry Innes, Legal Counsel; Ron Bonnett, President of Canadian Federation of ...

Date: 2013/04/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

In the wake of a second hunger strike by Cross Lake First Nation Elder Raymond Robinson, the Green Party of Canada calls on Primer Minister Harper to engage in a dialogue with all First Nations chiefs and agree to a treaty implementation process. “I know from personal experience how weak one becomes after weeks without food, but ...

Date: 2013/03/28 -- Category/Categories: Photos

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands recently welcomed the indigenous young walkers of The Journey of Nishiyuu to Ottawa and Parliament Hill. Created with flickr slideshow. Print this page...

Date: 2013/03/25 -- Category/Categories: Question Period, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I was outside as the young people of nishiyuu flooded on to Parliament Hill. A bald eagle circled overhead. I want to sacrifice my once-a-week question, and rather than be partisan I want to give these young people who have walked all this way, these beautiful Cree and first nations youth, ...

Date: 2013/03/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands today welcomes the indigenous young walkers of The Journey of Nishiyuu to Ottawa and Parliament Hill. “I know Canadians are moved by the courage and dedication of the young First Nations and Inuit walkers, some of whom started as far away as the community of Whapmagoostui on ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week the committee met on March 19 and March 21 to discuss the consideration of Bill C-428, an Act to amend the Indian Act and to provide for its replacement. On March 19, 2013, the committee heard from the bill’s sponsor, Member of Parliament Rob Clarke.    The second part of the meeting was held ...

Date: 2013/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

There is a distinct change of tone in the 2013 budget. It is a matter of tone more than substance, but the jackboot style of Budget 2012 — the “we will build pipelines and the environment be damned” tone — has been replaced with a kinder, gentler message. This budget shows a sensitivity on issues ...

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: 2013/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Committee Reports

This week the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development met on Tuesday March 5, 2013, and Thursday March 7, 2013.  The meeting on March 5, 2013 was held in camera. In this meeting, the committee commenced its study of the controversial Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Indian Act (publication of by-laws) ...

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