Elizabeth May’s Week in Review – April 20, 2018

Week in Review: April 16 – 20

Welcome back 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 offered a tribute to the Humboldt hockey players alongside the other federal party leaders. She rose numerous times to illustrate the economic and environmental risks posed by the Trans Mountain pipeline. During debate about the budget, she advocated for workplace child care programs.

Happy Earth Day!  

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Key Moments in the House


Question Period

Emergency Debate – Trans Mountain Expansion Project


Press Conferences

In the News

Public Statements


Elizabeth introduced the following petitions in the House this week:

  • Ban the use of animal testing for cosmetic products, similar to Norway, India and Israel.
  • Expand the moratorium on tanker traffic to a permanent ban along B.C.'s coast.

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:

​Consultation on Countering Radicalization to Violence

Deadline: April 26

​Consultation on front-of-package nutrition labelling

Deadline: April 26

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 this week, offerring amendments to the revised anti-terrorism act, Bill C-59 (previously known as C-51). Clause-by-clause review of C-59 will continue next week. 

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

Response Submitted to the "Environment and Regulatory Reviews: Discussion Paper"

Brief Submitted to the Expert Panel Reviewing Environmental Assessment Law

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

Sunday, April 15

Tuesday, April 17

  • Elizabeth took part in a CPAC MP Panel on the Kinder Morgan Dispute
Left to right: MPs Jonathan Wilkinson, Jamie Schmale, Sheila Malcolmson and Elizabeth May

Wednesday, April 18

  • Elizabeth had lunch with her young and talented constituents from Gulf Islands Secondary School, in town to defend their title at the Canadian Improv Games
Left to right: Amelia, Kahlila, Elizabeth, Jo, Coach Jason, Calla and Kane

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 20

 Saturday, April 21

​Sunday, April 22

Thursday, April 26

​Friday, April 27

​Saturday, April 28