Date: 2014/09/30 -- Category/Categories: Adjournment Proceedings, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening in adjournment proceedings to pursue a question I asked on June 19, before the House adjourned for the summer recess. I am pleased that the question I raised then allows me to return to an issue of fundamental importance to my constituents. I hold nine separate town ...

Date: 2014/09/30 -- Category/Categories: Speeches, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased, as this debate continues on the Canada-Korea free trade agreement, particularly on Bill C-41, which would bring the treaty into effect, that as the leader of the Green Party of Canada, I am able to put more fully on the record the position I have stated so far ...

Date: 2014/09/24 -- Category/Categories: Videos

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Date: 2014/09/22 -- Category/Categories: Speeches, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to speak today to Bill C-13. It is a sad moment because this bill contains all the flaws it had at first reading. I want to also put on the record that I regret the Speaker’s decision. I understand the Speaker’s reasoning, but I would ...

Date: 2014/09/22 -- Category/Categories: Question Period, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, through no fault of his own, had the PMO prepare talking points, leading to a statement that was incorrect. He said, by my notes, “greenhouse gas” levels “are falling”, and then “significant reduction in greenhouse gas” levels. If the PMO had consulted ...

Date: 2014/09/22 -- Category/Categories: Speeches, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is rare, and members of the House will know it, standing as the leader of the Green Party of Canada and member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands, that I have not availed myself of the opportunity to present amendments at committee stage under new rules that were adopted last fall. ...

Date: 2014/09/18 -- Category/Categories: Statements, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I am wearing the gold ribbon to be part of the Gold Ribbon Campaign. We do not often think about it, but cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among Canadian children, killing more of our children than all other diseases ...

Date: 2014/09/15 -- Category/Categories: Question of Privilage, Videos

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today on this question of privilege about closure. I am rising at my first opportunity on this question of privilege, given that between the Speech from the Throne in October and when we adjourned June 20, there had been 21 occasions on which closure of debate ...

Date: 2014/09/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Conferences, Videos

In April 2014, Joseph Boutilier embarked on a 5,000-kilometer, 5-month unicycle ride across Canada to promote unity for the climate. The trip culminated in Ottawa after rallies, events and meetings in dozens of other communities along the route. Joseph is calling on the Canadian government to take rapid, strategic and collaborative action to tackle the ...

Date: 2014/09/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Conferences, Press Releases, Videos

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unprecedented move to ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA).  Ratification of the international accord by Cabinet was made without debate or public consultation. “At no time since 1867 has the sovereignty of ...

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