Date: 2016/11/16 -- Category/Categories: Communiqués

(OTTAWA) November 16, 2016 - Elizabeth May released the following statement for International Day of Tolerance 2016: “Tolerance lies at the core of the Canadian and United Nations Charters, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the context of rising global tensions due to an unprecedented refugee crisis, tolerance is more important than ever ...

Date: 2016/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 21, 2016 – The Green Party of Canada issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: “I join Canadians and nations around the world in recognizing International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich – Gulf ...

Date: 2016/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) – Today, during International Women’s Day, the Green Party of Canada joins Canadians as they celebrate the achievements of women in this country and around the world: “Women enrich our society socially, politically, and economically,” stated Elizabeth May, Party Leader and MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands). “While progress has been made since Canadian women earned the ...

Date: 2016/01/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA — “Today’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal reiterates what anybody who has been paying attention has known for years: Ottawa has been discriminating against First Nations children on reserve. From woefully inadequate and outdated funding models to a system that incentivized removing children from their families, the Tribunal found that that there ...

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 ...

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

(OTTAWA) December 10, 2015 - Today, on Human Rights Day, the Green Party recognizes the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. “Canada played a lead role in the negotiation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the current climate of Islamophobia, with U.S. Republican Donald Trump setting a ...

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: 2015/12/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) December 9, 2015 - The Green Party of Canada applauds the recent announcement by Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila, to implement a Basic Annual Income. It will make Finland the first in the world to provide a basic income to every citizen. The plan would see Finnish citizens receive 800 Euro a month (C$1,170 at ...

Date: 2015/07/02 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Canadian citizens, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, by the Israeli Government: “I am deeply concerned that 18 people, including two Canadian citizens, were arrested while delivering humanitarian aid to the ...

Date: 2015/05/26 -- 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 the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Marriage Act (2005): “Today is a chance to celebrate a victory for diversity in Canadian history. “I am proud the Green Party was the ...

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