Week in Review
April 7, 2017
Welcome to Elizabeth May's parliamentary week in review! This weekly e-newsletter recaps her work in Parliament when the House is in session. At 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 newsletter covers Elizabeth's work from March 31, 2017 to April 7, 2017.
Key Moments in the House
– Questions –
– Points of Order –
Changing the Rules of the House of Commons
On April 3rd, 2017, Elizabeth responded to the government’s white paper on reforming the Standing Orders of the House of Commons with a press conference and report of her own. In doing so, she detailed a number of changes to the rules and procedures governing the House of Commons which would improve the democratic legitimacy, sustainability and functionality of Canada’s Parliament.
Video footage of the press conference is available above. Meanwhile, a pdf copy of her full report is available here.
In the Media
Elizabeth introduced the following petitions to the government this week:
- Ban the possession and sale or distribution of shark fins in Canada.
- Work with the Province of British Columbia, first nations, municipalities, regional districts, and landowners to begin a process for the protection of community drinking-water watersheds on Vancouver Island by putting them under public ownership.
- Increase research, testing and information collection and dissemination of vascular treatments for multiple sclerosis patients.
- Press the People's Republic of China to stop discrimination against the practitioners of Falun Dafa and Falun Gong.
Read the governments' responses to petitions Elizabeth has introduced here.
Current Federal Opportunities
Canada 150 Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest – Young Canadians from across the country are encouraged to participate in the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest. The contest closes on April 21, 2017. Click the link for more details.
Private Members' Bills
Elizabeth May has introduced the following bills:
For a list of private members' bills Elizabeth May has seconded, please visit elizabethmaymp.ca
March 30th to April 2nd – Elizabeth participated in the Global Greens & European Greens Congress in Liverpool, UK
Saturday, April 8th – Join Elizabeth as she participates in the Lakehill Little League Opening Ceremonies
Saturday, April 8th – Join Elizabeth for the "Salute To Vimy 100" commemorative ceremony at Fort Rodd Hill
Saturday, April 22nd – Join Elizabeth, MP Sheila Malcolmson and others at "Protecting Our Islands" on Gabriola