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: Uncategorized

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: Uncategorized

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) ...

Date: 2013/03/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

As the world prepares to mark International Women’s Day tomorrow, March 8, the Green Party is celebrating the valuable role of women in Canadian society.  It also notes their worsening status and living conditions under the Harper Conservatives. “Canadian women in a wide variety of roles, jobs, and lifestyles across the country deserve to be ...

Date: 2013/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada holds a series of eight town halls throughout the riding twice per year. Town Halls are usually held on Galiano Island, Saanich, Saanichton, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, Sidney, Mayne Island and Pender Island. These town halls are an ...

Date: 2013/02/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Green Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands Elizabeth May sent yesterday an open letter to the Honourable Darrell Pasloski, Yukon Premier, and the Honourable Brad Cathers, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, about the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan. The letter calls on the Premier to support the Final Recommended Plan that ...

Date: 2013/02/26 -- Category/Categories: Letters

Premier Darrell Pasloski Yukon Government Administration Building 2071 Second Avenue P.O. Box 2703 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 February 25, 2013 Open letter to the Honourable Darrell Pasloski, Yukon Premier and Honourable Brad Cathers, Minister of Energy Mines and Resources; I am writing to you today at the close of the public input period regarding the ...

Date: 2013/02/14 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today, as we all know, is a day of love and appreciation. It is also an opportunity to recognize humanity’s ability to show care and concern for others, especially those among us who have been victimized. There is no issue in Canada today that deserves to be raised, discussed, and resolved more than the fact ...

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