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 ...

Date: 2016/02/27 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, In the News

By Christopher Majka February 27, 2016 Source: Elizabeth May is once again alone. For a period of almost two years she was joined on the Green Party parliamentary benches in Ottawa by former New Democrat and former independent MP Bruce Hyer. However, Hyer lost his seat in the 2015 election leaving the MP for ...

Date: 2016/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to speak to this important resolution. This is a difficult issue. Contrary to the implications in some of the speeches we have heard in this place since the government’s motion was put forward, this is not a black and white issue. It is one of the ...

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