Date: 2014/07/14 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

It is clear that debates dealing with energy choices dominate the news: Pipelines – Keystone, Enbridge, Kinder-Morgan, Energy East; oil sands versus tar sands; climate policy and the lack thereof; coal plants and so on. For the most part, these debates are treated as isolated, zero-sum games. You can either have a healthy economy or ...

Date: 2013/04/25 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

As the pro-bitumen export crowd notices the gathering storm clouds over their Northern Gateway and Kinder-Morgan options, and, further south, sees long shadows falling over the Keystone XL pipeline to refineries on the shores of the Texas Gulf coast, support is mobilizing for pipelines running east. Debate has been about how best to export raw, ...

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

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada holds a series of eight town halls throughout the riding twice per year. Town Halls are usually held on Galiano Island, Saanich, Saanichton, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, Sidney, Mayne Island and Pender Island. These town halls are an ...

Date: 2013/01/28 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: The Daily Courier (Kelowna) Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Roohi Sahajpal Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline has no chance in British Columbia if Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has her way. May was in Kelowna Saturday to speak to more than 300 people at the First United Church. “Has Enbridge ...

Date: 2012/08/31 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

As leader of the Green Party of Canada and as the Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, I appreciate this opportunity to place on the written record my comments on the Enbridge proposal for a 1177 kilometre long, twinned pipeline across northern British Columbia and a port at Kitimat to receive diluents and pipe it ...

Date: 2012/08/23 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides, Kinder Morgan

The idea of a shell game is simple enough.  Three small shells or cups glide around a surface, hiding one small object.  Wikipedia notes that this game is an elaborate, if simple, confidence trick, designed to perpetrate a fraud. Stephen Harper’s latest moves in the Enbridge project debate have been a lot like that shell ...

Date: 2012/08/09 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada is joining with many across the globe to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on August 9.  This year’s theme is: “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices.” International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was first proclaimed by the United Nations in 1994, and Canada signed the UN ...

Date: 2012/08/09 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Yesterday in British Columbia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to sound a note of reason on the subject of the increasingly unpopular proposal to build 1,100 kilometres of pipeline through the northern British Columbia wilderness between the Alberta oil sands and a proposed super tanker port in Kitimat, B.C. Here is what he said: “The ...

Date: 2012/08/06 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

For decades, the legacy of the National Energy Program left politicians so shell-shocked and risk-averse that they were unwilling to even moot the need for a national energy policy. Now that the Senate of Canada, the corporate lobby in the Council of Chief Executives, and the premiers are all willing to talk about the need ...

Date: 2012/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Randall Garrison: Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands for her speech in defence of democracy and the environment. It was interesting to hear the hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance saying that the government had been working on these ideas for destroying environmental protections for years. I wonder whether you ...

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