Date: 2014/02/11 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

41st General Elections Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this morning to present two petitions. The first relates to the ongoing investigation of the calls that were made, generally referred to as robocalls, in 2011. It is a timely petition because, as we know, Bill C-23 actually has a good regime. One part of Bill ...

Date: 2013/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May : Mr. Speaker, I want to return to the concern that I have expressed this evening, that despite good intentions perhaps in the way this legislation is drafted to deal with a concern the public has, which I feel is driven by the headlines as opposed to empirical evidence, we may inadvertently make ...

Date: 2013/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Vaudreuil-Soulanges. That was a very fine speech indeed. I want to turn our attention to another piece of this. As much as we can say we want to address the problem and that the problem is the people who are held not criminally responsible, if ...

Date: 2013/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May : Mr. Speaker, I am afraid that I am not yet at the place where I think this legislation would actually do more good than harm. I am trying to debate that in my own mind, looking at the evidence and the expertise that comes forward. One of the experts to whom I ...

Date: 2013/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I would like to pick up on some of the points that have been made. It is hard when battling statistics are raised in debates and people are left to wonder what the actual state of evidence is. I am persuaded by the various briefs by the Canadian Bar Association, scientists ...

Date: 2013/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Hon. Rob Nicholson: Mr. Speaker, I would tell those young people, as I have told young people, that it does not get any better anywhere in the world than right here in Canada. Nobody is fairer. Nobody has better, more open debates. Nobody is more reasonable. This country is an example of what the world ...

Date: 2013/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, we are now debating time allocation on the bill and the Conservative majority will get the time allocation they want. Whenever there is time allocation, the position I hold being a member of a party with one seat is that those of us in the backbenches over in this corner will ...

Date: 2013/05/19 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

There are so many questions raised by the disclosure, by the Prime Minister’s Office no less, that the Chief of Staff cut a personal cheque to cover Mike Duffy’s illegitimate claims for a housing allowance in the place where he has been ordinarily resident for decades, that even to list them is a challenge. The ...

Date: 2013/04/29 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Statement by Green Leader Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands Elizabeth May on Bill C-15, the Strengthening Military Justice in Defence of Canada Act, which will pass through Report Stage in the House of Commons today: “Although I voted for C-15 at Second Reading, and continue to support many of the core provisions ...

Date: 2013/04/10 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada condemns the new public debate suppression requirements put in place by the National Energy Board (NEB) at the request of Harper’s Conservatives. “10,000 barrels of dilbit, a mixture of bitumen and toxic diluent, were spilled in Arkansas last week. Citizens in Toronto and everywhere along Enbridge’s Line 9 have legitimate ...

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