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

By Christopher Majka February 27, 2016 Source: rabble.ca 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 ...

Date: 2016/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

The Liberal government has followed through on its campaign commitment to pull Canadian CF-18 fighter jets out of Iraq and Syria.  Simultaneously, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that we will be leaving planes for reconnaissance and one capable of mid-air refueling of other nations’ fighter jets.  The focus of Canada’s efforts were announced to be shifting ...

Date: 2016/02/19 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) February 19, 2016 – Numbers released today show the Harper government saved only $596,000 by legally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a move that made Canada an “environmental pariah” on the international stage, says Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich-Gulf ...

Date: 2016/02/17 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister. All of us in the House are proud of the progressive role Canada played in concluding the agreement in Paris last year. The Paris agreement will be open for signing at the United Nations headquarters this spring on Earth Day. My question to the ...

Date: 2016/02/11 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, TPP

The federal government has now committed to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The signing is necessary, the Liberals say, in order to be able to fully debate the TPP.  International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has compared signing the TPP to “dating,” while ratification is “getting married.”  The minister is prepared to start the consultation by ...

Date: 2016/02/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) February 8, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Saanich – Gulf Islands), released the following statement in response to Canada’s revised policy to address the ongoing crises in Iraq and Syria: “The Green Party of Canada supports the end of Canada’s bombing mission against Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. I ...

Date: 2016/01/20 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

The question is neither hypothetical nor esoteric.  It is immediate and urgent as governments around the world commit to so-called “trade deals” that have little to do with trade. A trade deal, as conventionally understood, sets out an agreed commitment to reduce and/or eliminate barriers to trade rated by protectionist impulses of governments.  Trade deals ...

Date: 2016/01/18 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA)  January 18, 2016 - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), extends heartfelt sympathies to the families of those killed during an attack in Burkina Faso. A total of 29 people were killed and 56 injured after Islamic militants attacked a hotel in the capital city. Among the injured were ...

Date: 2016/01/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(Ottawa) January 9, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), called on the government to release a report written in 2015 which assessed Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. Recently, Amnesty International released its own report stating that the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia “has ...

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