Date: 2012/04/18 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Gulf Islands Driftwood Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Sean McIntyre A proposal to build the 1,175-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway twin pipelines and the prospect of more tankers travelling along British Columbia’s coast is about as poor a mix for Canada’s long-term interests as oil and water, according to Saanich-Gulf ...

Date: 2012/04/18 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Edmonton Journal Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Peter O’Neil Green party Leader Elizabeth May said the environmental assessment agency’s “cornerstone” is public participation, yet the government’s efforts are intended to severely limit that input. “Many projects with significant environmental impacts may be located in remote locations,” May said. “Canadians ...

Date: 2012/04/18 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Times Colonist Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Louise Dickson and Peter O’Neil Green Party leader Elizabeth May, MP for SaanichGulf Islands, said the federal government may be abdicating its constitutional responsibility to protect fish and fish habitat and could be open to a legal challenge. “In this case, there’s ...

Date: 2012/04/17 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: HQ Cowichan Valley Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Staff Dwight International School will be hosting Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands Elizabeth May at 1pm for a presentation on the Enbridge Pipeline Proposal. Elizabeth May is one of the most well-known and respected ...

Date: 2012/04/17 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: HQ Cowichan Valley Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Staff Students in Shawnigan Lake are hosting a special guest Tuesday to observe Earth Week and on a day when the federal government announced details of its “one project, one review” policy aimed at speeding up environmental reviews on natural resource ...

Date: 2012/04/13 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Victoria Times Colonist Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Judith Lavoie Students, conservation organizations and community groups will join Sunday in Victoria for protests against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The day of action will start at 11: 30 a.m. at the legislature, with a march to Centennial Square at ...

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

Publication Source: Times Colonist Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Richard MacKenzie I tend to see Elizabeth May more in the role of the “canary in the coal mine” rather than as a latter-day Chicken Little. As to the threat of an accident, as many as 420 vessels a year will ply the ...

Date: 2012/03/30 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

No doubt the Harper Conservatives are strategic – even clever. The major national media seems to take the budget as somehow “less”   — less awful, less ruthless, less impact than they had expected.  Even changing retirement age from 65 to 67 had lost its shock value with the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement in Davos in ...

Date: 2012/03/29 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, in 2009 the Prime Minister ignored the advice of experts that we needed “national security” defined in the Investment Canada Act and a series of tests to be placed there. Today’s press includes the news that PetroChina wants to build the pipeline to bring bitumen crude to tankers. Even the Canadian ...

Date: 2012/03/29 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Straight Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Stephen Thomson The federal government has introduced a “tough-on-nature” budget, Green Party leader Elizabeth May says. In a phone interview with the Straight today (March 29), May criticized plans to reform the government’s approach to environmental reviews for major projects like oil pipelines. ...

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