Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings, CETA, Issues, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise this evening in adjournment proceedings to pursue a question I asked in question period almost a month ago, on November 2. It relates to the comprehensive economic trade agreement between Europe and Canada and specifically to the thorniest part of that agreement, which has drawn ...

Date: 2016/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) June 17, 2016 – Elizabeth May released the following statement on World Day to Combat Desertification: “I’m proud that the government intends to rejoin the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “I held the previous government to account when they removed ...

Date: 2016/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) May 29, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on International Day of UN Peacekeepers: “Peacekeeping is a Canadian invention. In 1956, Lester B. Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in creating the concept by sending a United Nations Emergency Force to Egypt to ...

Date: 2016/05/18 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, TPP

There are several layers of offences in the thousands of pages of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.  Some are embedded in the inferior bargaining positions in which Canada found itself as the former Prime Minister rushed to catch up with a train well and truly leaving the station.  The others are part and parcel of the, ...

Date: 2016/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 22, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, issued the following statement after learning of multiple attacks in Brussels, Belgium today: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels following this senseless loss of life,” Ms. May said. “I extend my deepest condolences to the victims’ families ...

Date: 2016/03/10 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

It looked as though we had a chance to rid the world of the consistently perverse non-trade aspect of all new trade deals – the so-called “investor-state agreement.”   And then along came a sneaky European Union proposal dressed up as reform of the investor-state dispute mechanism.  It looks like, once again, Canada will agree to ...

Date: 2016/03/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 9, 2016 – Following the passing of a resolution in the European Parliament on February 25, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, asked the House of Commons for unanimous consent to pass motion M-48 to raise attention to the alarming deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. “Though this motion did not pass, ...

Date: 2016/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 8, 2016 – Today in the House of Commons, Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) will vote against a motion to support the government’s military contributions against Daesh (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. “While I support an end to our direct participation in ineffective, destructive air strikes, and an increase ...

Date: 2016/02/29 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorized

(OTTAWA) March 1, 2016 – The “legal scrubbing” of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – announced today by International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland – does little to prevent foreign investors from suing governments through a custom-made tribunal process. “Under CETA, foreign investors will still be able to attack state decisions in areas ranging ...

Date: 2016/02/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, TPP

The door has opened for the first time in a long time to rid the world of the consistently perverse non-trade aspect of all new trade deals—the so-called “investor-state agreement.” These provisions allow a foreign corporation to bring a challenge by way of private arbitration against a government if that government’s actions can be interpreted ...

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