Date: 2015/12/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) December 10, 2015 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), extends a warm welcome to the first group of Syrian refugees arriving this evening at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. “On behalf of the Green Party, I would like to welcome all of the refugees to their new home,” said ...

Date: 2015/11/14 -- Category/Categories: Publications

(Ottawa) November 13, 2015 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and Member of Parliament (Saanich-Gulf Islands) issued the following statement concerning today’s attacks in Paris: “Once again, horror and violence have erupted today in the very heart of Paris. Our thoughts and prayers go out first to the victims, their families, and relatives ...

Date: 2015/11/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, TPP

(OTTAWA) November 9, 2015 –Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands), commended Jim Balsillie for speaking out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after reviewing the treaty’s final text. “I congratulate Mr. Balsillie for voicing his strong opposition against the TPP,” said Ms. May. “I am in total agreement with his position ...

Date: 2015/10/23 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications, TPP

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party (Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement after news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would allow milk that includes hormones into Canada: “In 1999, Health Canada banned bovine growth hormones (rBST), because of animal welfare concerns, including an increased risk of mastitis, a painful bacteria inflection that ...

Date: 2015/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on International Day of UN Peacekeepers: “Today, we pay tribute to peacekeepers around the world who have lost their lives in the pursuit of global peace. “I am proud that peacekeeping was a Canadian ...

Date: 2015/05/06 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Canadian forces are currently stationed in Iraq and Syria to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), engaged in ground combat with enemy forces in Iraq, despite assurances from the Prime Minister that the Canadian military would contribute only in a non-combat role. Canada has no legal mandate to intervene in Syria ...

Date: 2015/04/16 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Canada will deploy 200 troops to Ukraine: “The decision to send 200 of our soldiers abroad into an entrenched conflict with no end in sight should not ...

Date: 2015/03/26 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to be allowed to speak today on the motion before us to extend the mission in Iraq, to expand it into Syria and to conduct it over the next 12 months. I want to start by saying I appreciate your words, Mr. Speaker. The disrespect and the heckling on ...

Date: 2015/03/25 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister. It relates to Canada’s support for Ukraine. We all join the Prime Minister in condemning Putin’s aggression, but the extent of Canada’s involvement with Ukraine does not appear on the DFATD website. We learned through the media of RADARSAT-2 data being provided to Ukraine, ...

Date: 2015/03/24 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, expressed her opposition to today’s announcement by the Harper Conservatives to extend and expand the mission in Iraq: “We’ve learned the dangers of shortsighted thinking from the ill-conceived military action in Libya, which made the ...

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