Elizabeth May’s Week in Review – June 15, 2018

Week in Review: June 11 – 15

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. 

Midnight sittings in the House continued this week. Seizing every opportunity to speak before the summer recess, Elizabeth made almost three dozen interventions on climate change, pipelines, carbon pricing, the Fisheries Act, the environmental protections bill, and cannabis legalization.

Thank you to all those who have signed Elizabeth's petition to halt the government's purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Between the acceleration of pipeline accidents over the past two years and Kinder Morgan's admission of non-compliance with the Fisheries Act, it is painfully obvious that this government has made an atrocious deal on the backs of taxpayers. Show them how much Canadians disagree with their decision by helping Elizabeth get to 12 000 signatures! The e-petition can be found here.

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Key Moments in the House

Adjournment Proceedings

​​Question Period



Bill C-68: An Act to amend the Fisheries Act

NDP Opposition Motion: Global Climate Change and Clean Energy Leadership

​​Bill C-69: An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

​​Bill C-45: Cannabis

CPC Opposition Motion: Carbon Tax

CPC Opposition Motion: Iran


In the News



Sign Elizabeth's petition to halt the purchase of Kinder Morgan!

  • Limit acoustic and physical disturbances in the critical habitat of the southern resident killer whale by increasing vessel approach distances to 200 metres
  • Immediately end the Trans Mountain expansion project
  • Implement all 75 of Justice Cohen's recommendations on protecting salmon


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

Committees, Briefs and Responses

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-401: This bill will lower the voting age to 16.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, June 16

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Thursday, June 21

Friday June 22 to Sunday June 24

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Monday, June 25 to Tuesday, June 26

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Friday, June 29

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