Date: 2016/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans concerning the Committee’s Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act, which was gutted with the implementation of the omnibus budget bill, Bill C-38, in 2012. The text of her submission is available below; or, as a PDF download here. Submission in Response ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Today, the Green Party of Canada is pleased to mark the United Nation’s World Water Day. This is an opportunity to focus on the importance of freshwater in our lives and how we will protect and preserve it. This day comes as the UN is also marking the International Year of Water Co-operation. Tragically, as ...

Date: 2013/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada notes a distinct change 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 – is replaced with a kinder, gentler message. This budget shows a sensitivity on ...

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

This week the committee met twice in camera to conclude its study on closed containment salmon aquaculture and to begin a report on invasive species that pose a threat to the Great Lakes system. In the February 28th meeting it was decided that the committee report titled Closed Containment Salmon Aquaculture would be presented to ...

Date: 2012/11/05 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

There are many different visions of the Arctic. There is Stephen Harper’s annual summer trip with its proclamations of “use it or lose it.” Yet, his promises for deep sea ports, ice breakers, and new research stations are now more noted as absent than fulfilled. For example, the ice-breakers were promised in 2005 and again ...

Date: 2012/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

On Tuesday, October 16, the committee met to continue its study on invasive species that pose a threat to the Great Lakes System.  A Liberal motion on the Great Lakes was introduced and passed by the committee in camera. (See the Minutes here.) Following the short in-camera session, officials of the Department of Fisheries and ...

Date: 2012/08/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada, the Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, and two prominent scientists today called for an exploration and drilling moratorium in the Gulf of St. Lawrence – starting with seismic testing. Green Party leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands, Mary Gorman, Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, Dr. Lindy Weilgart, Research ...

Date: 2012/07/16 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

There is no shortage of compelling issues to discuss in a Hill Times Environmental Policy briefing.  Even listing, without describing, the catalogue of assaults on environmental law and policy by the prime minister in the last 12 months is enough to occupy the whole issue. Canada undermined global climate negotiations in Durban in December, negotiated ...

Date: 2012/07/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The 11th Meeting of the UN Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP11) wrapped up today in Bucharest, Romania.  This international effort to conserve wetlands and their resources directly contrasts the Harper Conservatives’ destructive, anti-nature policies. “The protection of wetlands is much more difficult in Canada now that the Conservatives ...

Date: 2012/06/29 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On the heels of announcing a huge number of public service layoffs, including 250 jobs at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Harper Conservatives announced a consultation process to take place this summer on the newly eviscerated Fisheries Act.  “It is obvious that the Harper Conservatives are blasting ahead with their plans to allow ...

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