Elizabeth May’s Week in in Review – April 27, 2018

Week in Review: April 23 – 27

Welcome to Elizabeth May's parliamentary week in review! This weekly e-newsletter recaps her work in Parliament when the House is in session. Using the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth's interventions in the House, keep up with her media releases, and read articles she has written. 

This week in the House, Elizabeth posed a question to the Prime Minister about banning plastics. She also spoke in support of a motion on endangered whales as well as a papal apology to survivors of Residential School.

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Key Moments in the House

Question Period

Point of Order


In the News

Public Statements


Elizabeth introduced the following petitions in the House this week:

  • Remove the limits on back-pay eligibility for veterans.

Note: Elizabeth presents petitions once the deadline for signatures has passed. After presentation in the House, the government has 45 calendar days to table a response.

You may read the governments' responses to petitions Elizabeth has introduced here.

View and sign open e-petitions currently sponsored by Elizabeth here.

Learn about the e-petition process or create one of your own here.

Community Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter – Children

Have Your Say

Engage in Government consultations for key legislative items:

Countering Online Child Sexual Exploitation

Deadline: April 30

A Place to Call Home

Deadline: June 1

Click here to see all Government consultations.

Committees, Briefs and Responses

Elizabeth was active in clause-by-clause meetings of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, which ended this week. Click below to listen to one of her interventions about the need for cooperation between CSIS and the RCMP, under the supervision of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency.


Submission to the Consultations on an Amendment to Aquaculture Regulation

Submission to the Transport Canada Parliamentary Consultation

Submission to the Consultations on the federal Carbon Pricing System

Submission to the Consultations on the Federal Leaders' Debates

Submission to the Consultations on Health Canada’s Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis​

Submission to the Consultations on the Proposed Excise Duty Framework for Cannabis Products

Submission to the Canada-Pacific Trade Consultations

Brief Submitted to the NAFTA Renegotiation Consultation

Brief Submitted to the Minister of Food and Agriculture Canada for "A Food Policy for Canada"

Response Submitted to the Consultations on Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

Private Members' Bills

Elizabeth May has introduced the following bills:

Bill C-387: This bill will establish a legislative framework for a national passenger rail service.

Bill C-269: This bill will abolish mandatory minimum sentences for all crimes except murder and treason.

Bill C-258: This "Think Small First" bill would require that every new bill introduced in the House undergo an assessment to determine how the bill would impact Canadian small businesses.

Bill C-259: The Open Science Act would require all federal departments to make all publicly funded scientific research available to Canadians on their websites.

For a list of private members' bills Elizabeth May has seconded, please visit elizabethmaymp.ca.

Recent Events

Tuesday, April 24

  • Elizabeth spoke at the book launch for Journeys to Justice by Joe Gunn

Upcoming Events

​Friday, April 27

​Sunday, April 29

Sunday, May 13

Monday, May 14

​Wednesday, May 16

​Thursday, May 17