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 ...

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: 2014/05/26 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Human Rights Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition signed primarily by petitioners from the Toronto and Richmond Hill area. It is on behalf of the Hungarian community in Canada. Petitioners are very concerned about the abuse of the human rights of the Hungarian community within the nation of Romania. They ask ...

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