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 From woefully inadequate and outdated funding models to a system that incentivized removing children from their families, the Tribunal found that that there ...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: 2015/07/02 -- 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 ...

Date: 2015/05/17 -- 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 against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: “Today, we celebrate diversity and recognize that individuals still continue to face discrimination and persecution across the world. International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is ...

Date: 2015/05/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

We do not know if Atena Farghadani — a 28-year-old Iranian painter, activist and political prisoner — is alive. Arrested for the second time in January, she was last reported to have been removed from prison and hospitalized on Feb. 26. After a hunger strike to protest her unjust detention, she suffered a heart attack. ...

Date: 2015/05/07 -- 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 today’s Alberta Court of Appeal decision to grant bail to Omar Khadr: “I am pleased to hear the Court of Appeal granted Mr. Khadr’s bail request – it is a sign of hope ...

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

Canada maintains a strong bilateral relationship with Egypt, despite Egypt’s human rights violations. Our foreign policy advocates for the respect of human rights internationally. Thus, a review of this relationship is much needed. Non-violent student activism in Egypt has been stifled and crushed, in which Egyptian authorities have imposed strict security measures on campuses and ...

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