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

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands, today marks the anniversary of D-Day, the allied landings in Normandy, France, designed to establish a bridgehead on the western flank of the Axis powers. This successful military assault eventually led to the liberation of France and Western Europe. “Canadians played an enormous role in the D-Day ...

Date: 2013/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

We continue to discuss defence without first posing some essential questions: will we be at war? With whom? And what are the real security threats to Canada? It should be clear that, since the Second World War, we have seen millions of lives lost in the Cold War through the proxy conflicts of the large ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

This week The Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN) held two meetings, including one in camera. On Monday March 18, 2013 the committee met in camera to discuss committee business. The minutes for the meeting can be found here. In this meeting, it was agreed that the committee travel to Washington D.C. and Colorado Springs, ...

Date: 2013/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today for a very specific set of changes with which I hope the House will find favour. As we know, Bill C-15 is, for the most part, supported by people throughout the House. It is an act to amend the National Defence Act and to make other consequential amendments. ...

Date: 2013/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

This week The Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN) finished its clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. On March 4th, the committee finished its clause by clause consideration of Bill C-15. They carried clauses sixty-eight through one-hundred-thirty-five, as well as ...

Date: 2013/03/07 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

As lobbying and negotiating accelerate in preparation for the Final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), March 18 – 28 in New York, the Green Party calls upon the Harper Conservatives to play “honest broker” for the sake of a more secure and peaceful world. “We know that Canada has only been ...

Date: 2013/03/07 -- Category/Categories: Letters

The Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa ON K1A 0A2 6 March 2013 Dear Mr. Baird,   I am writing to express my hopes and concerns regarding the upcoming negotiations of the Final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to be held in New York ...

Date: 2013/03/06 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, on March 18, critical negotiations will resume in New York within the United Nations on the arms trade treaty. I commend our government and thank the Prime Minister that our government has been supportive of this treaty but ask why we have taken the strange position that corruption should not be ...

Date: 2013/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

This week The Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN) began its clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. On February 25th, the committee carried clauses two through nineteen, with the exception of clause eleven, which will ...

Date: 2012/10/26 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

The committee met twice this week. The meeting on Tuesday October 23, 2012 was held in camera. The committee resumed its study on Maintaining the Readiness of the Canadian Forces. The Minutes can be found here. The goal of the meeting on October 25, 2012 was to discuss NATO’s strategic concept and Canada’s role in ...

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