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: 2015/05/03 -- 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 World Press Freedom Day: “Today we recognize the integral role of a free and independent media to the health of any society – a free press is needed to hold governments to account ...

Date: 2015/02/27 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May calls on the Senate to reject Committee’s amendments OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, appeals to the Senate to reject the amendments adopted by the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs after being put forward by Conservative Senator ...

Date: 2015/01/13 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada condemns the brutal flogging given to wrongfully imprisoned Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, by the Government of Saudi Arabia. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, urged the Saudi Government to unconditionally release Mr. Badawi and ensure that ...

Date: 2014/12/04 -- Category/Categories: News

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Date: 2013/06/03 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands, today expressed her dismay at the deafening silence from the Harper Conservatives to the deteriorating political situation in Turkey, resulting from a harsh police clamp down on peaceful protesters. The protesters had initially been seeking to prevent the destruction of the last treed green space in central ...

Date: 2013/05/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party today celebrates the UN International Day for Biodiversity (IDB), designed to promote and protect the diversity of our ecosystems, species, genes, even our landscape. The IDB was first celebrated on December 29 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on Biodiversity in 1993.  Canada played a leading role countering George Bush’s ...

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