Date: 2021/01/17 -- Category/Categories: Good Sunday Morning, Publications

I don’t know how many of you are on twitter – speaking in tweets – engaging in advocacy in small bursts.  A sort of rhetorical Haiku. There are many social media platforms out there – FaceBook and Instagram and Tik Tok and others – all ways to communicate, organize, bully and terrorize.  These digital giants collectively get ...

Date: 2021/01/10 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! What a week!! Before diving into the events south of the border, I do not want to ignore the week’s events here. In some parts of the country more than others, but everywhere, we face very worrying trends in COVID19.  Ontario Premier Doug Ford called the projections “scary” but left the people of ...

Date: 2021/01/03 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

I hope everyone had a restful, peaceful and not too lonely holiday. It is the first time in my 66 years that it has been so hard to frame a cheery seasonal greeting. As we look forward to 2021, much remains unknowable.  How long will COVID continue to dominate our lives?  How effectively will the vaccine be ...

Date: 2013/05/21 -- Category/Categories: Committees

Elizabeth May: Mr. Chairman, is it appropriate for me to ask if I might have a chance to ask a question between rounds one and two? The Chair: It’s my understanding that after round two there would be unanimous consent. Would that be the case, Mme LeBlanc? Hélène LeBlanc: We have many questions to ask. ...

Date: 2013/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, along with prominent BC Green Party candidates Andrew Weaver and Adam Olsen, are standing up for action on climate change and presenting positive Green solutions for British Columbia and Canada. Tabled in the House of Commons this week, May’s Private Members’ Bill C-484 amends the ...

Date: 2013/03/14 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

On February 15, with the Conservatives’ typical, quiet Friday afternoon, splash-less launch, the 2012 Progress Report to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy was tabled in the House of Commons. The following week was a break in the Parliamentary schedule, and, so far, the report has been ignored in the national media. If you have had ...

Date: 2013/03/13 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

In a letter to the Department of Finance by leading Canadian constitutional expert Peter Hogg, and obtained by Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament, through an Access to Information request, he warns that an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to implement the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) signed with the United States, or legislation to bring it ...

Date: 2013/02/25 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Canada’s economy needs greater innovation. And our commitment to reduce greenhouse gases needs a burgeoning clean-tech sector. These goals, environment and economy, are mutually supportive. It has been a persistent problem in Canada’s economic performance that innovation, as reflected in investments in research and development, is lagging. The fact that our competitiveness is tied to ...

Date: 2013/02/14 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

When a situation is as desperate as the climate crisis and yet, year after year, no leadership emerges, it is hard to believe that the situation may be changing. Like Charlie Brown running up to Lucy and a waiting football, one learns to expect disappointment. It is hard to put credence in the rhetoric of ...

Date: 2013/02/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Public event for Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May for Tuesday, February 12th is: 9:30 a.m. – Green Leader Elizabeth May will held a press conference to report on her visit last week to Washington, D.C., where she met US government and elected officials to discuss climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline. Room 130S (Charles Lynch Theatre), Centre Block Ottawa, ...

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