Date: 2012/06/13 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I had the enormous honour earlier today to meet with Bonnie and Gord Johnston of Sundre, Alberta. They came to Ottawa to plead with members of Parliament to remember that when a pipeline leaks it is not just the environment that is devastated, it is families and it is lives. Gord ...

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

David McGuinty: Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on her speech and pick up on the theme that was raised by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance. If indeed the government has been working on these changes for years, I am wondering if the member could help us understand why ...

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 ...

Date: 2012/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

World Environment Week spans June 4th to June 8th, with June 5th being Environment Day. “This is a critical time in Canada.  Our environment is at serious risk of irreparable harm due to the gutting of environmental legislation contained in Bill C-38, which is being forced through Parliament.  If there were ever a time for ...

Date: 2012/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Canada is truly an ocean nation.  Our long coastline touches on three oceans, Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic, and hundreds of communities and tens of thousands of jobs are dependent on marine health.  We have benefitted from our marine regions through the wealth gained through the fisheries and tourism as well as traditional aboriginal activities.   ...

Date: 2012/05/02 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Okay, agreed. There’s is nothing about Stephen Harper that suggests he is a big joker.  He doesn’t speak in public except in modulated monotones.  Very reassuring, like Prozac.  No off-script moments of hilarity.  No pirouettes in the hallways. But I had to wonder.  Was he going for political satire,? Some sort of self-referential pop cultural ...

Date: 2012/04/30 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: The Hill Times Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Tim Naumetz Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C.) told The Hill Times she believes the section in Bill C-38, the Budget Implementation Bill, which extends Cabinet control over NEB decision on pipelines to allow Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Calgary ...

Date: 2012/04/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, is 420 pages. Most has nothing to do with fiscal matters or what a budget is supposed to do. By putting all this in the Budget Implementation (Bill C-38) means that none of the ...

Date: 2012/04/23 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Brian Falconer presents the arguments against the pipeline proposal for Alberta and BC at the recent Earth Day 2012 celebration on Vancouver Island. Green Party leader, Member of Parliament of Canada, Elizabeth May speaks of her experience with the current government with respect to environmental issues and the Enbridge Gateway pipeline in particular. Print this ...

Date: 2012/04/19 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Peninsula News Review Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Staff After 35 years, Brian Falconer still loves navigating B.C.’s coastlines. Unfortunately he finds himself navigating the political landscape, as often as the geological one, and wishes for a day that is no longer the case. “Earth Day is a day ...

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