Date: 2013/04/18 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Elizabeth May participated in a panel on April 17th, 2013, discussing carbon pricing in Canada. She was joined by the Hon. Jean Charest, Kathryn Harrison, Eric Newell, and Bob Inglis. The magnitude of the carbon crisis is such that every possible tool needs to be available to policy makers as they craft their response. The ...

Date: 2013/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Imagine you have this avuncular Uncle Joe. He doesn’t read much about climate science, but he looks at the websites that tell you the whole thing is overblown and there’s really no risk. It would become annoying. It would cast a shadow on the predictable dinner conversation at family gatherings at which you grit your ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Tomorrow, the Green Party will join concerned citizens, businesses, and governments across Canada and around the world in marking and celebrating another Earth Hour – the sixth since it was founded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. The good news is that this global action – turning off their lights, ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, along with prominent BC Green Party candidates Andrew Weaver and Adam Olsen, are standing up for action on climate change and presenting positive Green solutions for British Columbia and Canada. Tabled in the House of Commons this week, May’s Private Members’ Bill C-484 amends the ...

Date: 2013/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Public event for Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May for Friday, March 22nd are: 11 :00 a.m. – Elizabeth May will participate in a press conference with Green Party of BC candidates Adam Olsen and Andrew Weaver to discuss her recently tabled bill (C-484), a bill to control greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power ...

Date: 2013/03/14 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

On February 15, with the Conservatives’ typical, quiet Friday afternoon, splash-less launch, the 2012 Progress Report to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy was tabled in the House of Commons. The following week was a break in the Parliamentary schedule, and, so far, the report has been ignored in the national media. If you have had ...

Date: 2013/02/26 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, recently tabled numbers put before this House by Environment Canada make it clear that by 2020, Canada will totally miss the Copenhagen target adopted by the Prime Minister. It will not even be close. Here are the numbers: 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 is 126 megatons. Environment Canada is now ...

Date: 2013/02/25 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Canada’s economy needs greater innovation. And our commitment to reduce greenhouse gases needs a burgeoning clean-tech sector. These goals, environment and economy, are mutually supportive. It has been a persistent problem in Canada’s economic performance that innovation, as reflected in investments in research and development, is lagging. The fact that our competitiveness is tied to ...

Date: 2013/02/25 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Harper’s Conservatives tabled the 2012 Progress Report of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy on February 15th. This significant document makes public Canada’s latest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions numbers. The Report bluntly states on page 24 that “Canada’s 2020 emissions are projected to be about one half of the way to the target.” “What Canadians need ...

Date: 2013/02/14 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

When a situation is as desperate as the climate crisis and yet, year after year, no leadership emerges, it is hard to believe that the situation may be changing. Like Charlie Brown running up to Lucy and a waiting football, one learns to expect disappointment. It is hard to put credence in the rhetoric of ...

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