Date: 2014/06/17 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Statements, Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. friend from Welland for raising some very timely concerns as we look at the so-called safeguarding Canada’s seas and skies act. As I mentioned before, it is the cobbling together of provisions for forensic studies of airline disasters and appointments to an aeronautics board, and calling it ...

Date: 2013/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from residents of the Vancouver area. The petitioners are calling on this Parliament to protect west coast British Columbia from the threat of supertankers bearing oil, or more accurately the pre-crude substance known as bitumen and dilbit, and to keep it a tanker-free coast. Print this page...

Date: 2013/05/07 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from residents of the Vancouver area who are calling on the government and this House to support a permanent, legislated moratorium on supertanker traffic on the coast of British Columbia. Print this page...

Date: 2013/04/24 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from residents of the Vancouver area, calling for a permanent ban on crude oil supertankers on the coast of British Columbia. Print this page...

Date: 2013/04/16 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present this morning. The first petition has to do with oil tankers off the coast of British Columbia. The petitioners are from the Vancouver area and they call upon the House of Commons to place a permanent moratorium on the transit of oil tankers through the ...

Date: 2013/04/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Harper’s public relations and spin team hit Vancouver in March claiming to have substantially revamped environmental protections for pipelines and tankers.   Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and Minister of Transport Denis Lebel described their new regime for oil spill safety against the backdrop of the Port of Vancouver.  Minster Joe Oliver trotted out a ...

Date: 2013/03/28 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

Harper’s public relations and spin team hit Vancouver last week to unveil their super-duper enviro-protection plan for pipelines and tankers. Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and Minister of Transport Denis Lebel described their new regime for oil spill safety against the backdrop of the Port of Vancouver. On CTV Power Play, Oliver went so ...

Date: 2013/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

“Joe Oliver’s ‘world class’ statement on tanker safety yesterday fits neatly within a clear pattern of spin-before-substance,” said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands.  “Since the emergence of President Obama’s newfound ambition on climate change, and pending decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Harper Conservatives are continuing to tie themselves in knots, ...

Date: 2013/03/05 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first petition is from residents of the Vancouver area calling on the government to put in place a legislated ban on supertankers on the British Columbia coastline. As this House will know, a non-legislated ban has been in place since 1972. Print this page...

Date: 2013/02/27 -- Category/Categories: Petitions

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first petition is from residents of Vancouver and Burnaby, who call upon this House to look favourably on a legislated tanker ban to protect the coast of British Columbia from supertankers loaded with bitumen and diluent. Print this page...

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