Date: 2013/01/30 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pursue a matter that I have been raising since the month of September. The specific matter for tonight’s discussion relates to a question I put to the Prime Minister in question period on October 23. It relates to the Canada-China investment treaty. I would like to take ...

Date: 2012/11/30 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am really relieved that the Prime Minister has not yet ratified the Canada-China investment treaty. There is new information that I think is really important for Conservative members of Parliament to consider. A new European report blows a hole through the idea that the arbitration is impartial and unbiased. In ...

Date: 2012/11/10 -- Category/Categories: Letters

Environmental Assessments of Trade Agreements Trade Agreements and NAFTA Secretariat Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 November 10, 2012 To whom it may concern, The following comments are submitted as part of the Environmental Assessment of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA) signed in Vladivostok, ...

Date: 2012/11/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

In the face of intense pressure and strong language during their trade mission to India, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Trade Minister Ed Fast appear unable to convince the Indian Government to ratify the Canada-India Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA). Signed in Ottawa on June 16, 2007, the Canada-India FIPA is of the ...

Date: 2012/11/06 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. friend from Dartmouth—Cole Harbour for his speech related to comments on investor-state provisions. I wonder if the member wants to share any reflections on the irony that our Prime Minister is currently in India, where the Indian Parliament has refused to ratify the investor-state agreement ...

Date: 2012/11/06 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question to the hon. parliamentary secretary relates to the claim we have heard a lot today, that Panama is no longer a tax haven. It clearly is still a tax haven. It has merely been moved by the OECD from the list of unco-operative countries that have refused to make ...

Date: 2012/11/02 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Statement by Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada Leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, on the occasion of the passing of the deadline allowing Prime Minister Stephen Harper to ratify the Canada-China Investment Treaty: “Prime Minister Harper, the countdown is over: you can legally, as of now, ratify the Canada-China Investment Treaty. This is what ...

Date: 2012/11/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Tomorrow – Friday, November 2 – Prime Minister Harper and the Privy Council can legally ratify the Canada-China Investment Treaty (FIPA). Assuming that China also ratifies the treaty, there will be no turning back for Canada – for decades. “The combination of this investment treaty and the weakening of our environmental laws introduced in the ...

Date: 2012/10/30 -- Category/Categories: Press Conferences

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, participated in a press conference with Matthew Carroll of leadnow.ca and Emma Pullman of sumofus.org.  These two organizations collected over 62,000 electronic signatures in support of having a full and proper debate on FIPA in the House of Commons. ...

Date: 2012/10/29 -- Category/Categories: Letters

Dear Mr. Speaker, Please accept this letter as further background to the letter I submitted on Friday, October 26, 2012 requesting an Emergency Debate on the investment treaty between the Peoples’ Republic of China and the Government of Canada, signed September 9, 2012, and tabled before this House on September 26, 2012. In that letter ...

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