Date: 2017/01/31 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament, Uncategorized

Ms. Elizabeth May: Madam Speaker, I am only able now to rise for the first time to address the substance of this debate, having been here for several hours. I am grateful to have a chance to put a question to the member for Kingston and the Islands. While we have been debating, I received ...

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

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I want to take this occasion, belated as it is, to congratulate the member on his election in November. I have not yet had an opportunity to put a question to the member for Durham. When he speaks of presentations this evening that were thoughtful and calming, I must say his ...

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

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I can attest that, personally working for Syrian members of my community, I have been so relieved to have two husbands come to their wives in Canada and to see an increase in staffing in Amman, Jordan. I am personally aware of that, but I definitely agree with the minister in ...

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

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from Ottawa Centre for his comments and for focusing on what we know to be a dreadful humanitarian crisis. I am hearing from refugees from Syria in my own community that there are also systematic rapes of women occurring. I cannot verify this, but they are hearing ...

Date: 2013/02/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands, has thrown her support behind Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care (CDRC), the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL), and three refugee patients who have asked the Federal Court to declare the Harper Conservative health cuts to refugee claimants – even children – unconstitutional and illegal. “This legal ...

Date: 2012/12/06 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Bill C-43: An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Motion No. 2 — November 29, 2012 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — That Bill C-43 be amended by deleting Clause 5. Motion No. 3 — November 29, 2012 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — That Bill C-43, in Clause 5, be amended ...

Date: 2012/10/04 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Laurie Hawn: Mr. Speaker, I am sure the member did not mean to refer to Nelson Mandela as a war criminal. When I talk to immigrants in Edmonton or anywhere else, they are the ones who are most upset when people, who get away with serious crimes, come from abroad to be part of Canada ...

Date: 2012/10/04 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to have the opportunity today at second reading to speak to Bill C-43. It is described as an act for the faster removal of foreign criminals. If we were debating the title of the act, I really do not think there would be anything to debate. I ...

Date: 2012/10/03 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands, today welcomed additional debate on Bill C-43, while warning Parliamentarians and Canadians of the role this bill plays in whittling away civil liberties. “The Harper Conservatives are framing this issue and legislation in terms of ‘getting rid of criminals faster,’ said May, “but it is really designed ...

Date: 2012/06/20 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

The Green Party of Canada is saddened on World Refugee Day, June 20th, that the federal government has recently passed Bill C-31, to the detriment of refugees seeking a new life in Canada. “The theme of World Refugee Day for 2012 is ‘Refugees have no choice. You do.’  The Harper Conservatives had a choice and ...

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