Week in Review: March 26 – 29
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 joined the other federal leaders to address the federal exoneration of six Tsilhqot'in chiefs hanged in 1864. She also spoke to the merits of the bill to repair the Fisheries Act, C-68, as well as the Oceans Protection Plan, Bill C-55. Finally, she called for an inquiry into the Canadian data firm, AggregateIQ.
The House is in recess for two weeks. Stay tuned for the next Week in Review on Friday, April 20.
Happy Passover! Happy Easter!
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Key Moments in the House
- Motion, Time Allocation: Would the Minister consider adding elements of Bill C-68 to the whale captivity bill?
- Bill C-55: When will we have an NMPA in the Gulf islands?
- Bill C-55: When will the DFO turn its attention to the threat posed by open-pen aquaculture?
Point of Order
In the News
- "Elizabeth May just prior to being arrested for civil disobedience"
(Green Party of Canada, Facebook, March 23)
- "Canada: how a pipeline engineer got arrested in anti-pipeline protests"
(Ashifa Kassam, The Guardian, March 24)
- "Elizabeth May: Canada's Joan of Arc"
(Michael Harris, iPolitics, March 25)
- "Kinder Morgan 'victory' a case of premature celebration, says Elizabeth May"
(Rattan Mall, Voice, March 27)
- "Finding common ground in the pipeline debate"
(Danielle Smith, Global News, March 28)
- "How Canada Could Prevent Drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge and Save the Porcupine Caribou"
(Jimmy Thomson, Desmog Canada, March 29)
- Auditor General report confirms Canada is falling behind on climate change action, but makes false assumption about Paris target
Elizabeth introduced the following petitions in the House this week:
- Implement a national strategy to advance leadership, education, and communication about the environment. Recognize fresh air, clean water, and healthy food as human rights.
- Ban the trade, importation, and sale of shark fins.
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.
Have Your Say
Engage in government consultations for key legislative items:
Deadline: April 9
Deadline: April 15
Deadline: April 26
Committees, Briefs and Responses
Elizabeth has been attending the hearings on omnibus Bill C-69 (Impact Assessment Act, Canadian Energy Regulators Act, Canadian Navigable Waters Act) before the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. Liberal members of committee have been generous in sharing their time with her to allow questions to witnesses.
You can read an insightful exchange between Elizabeth and the Hon. Catherine McKenna (Minister of Environment) by clicking here.
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.
For a list of private members' bills Elizabeth May has seconded, please visit elizabethmaymp.ca.
Monday, March 26
- Elizabeth with two Saanich firefighters after speaking at the International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference. Elizabeth was presented with her very own helmet to commemorate ten straight years of speeches at the IAFF conferences!
- Elizabeth spoke at the Women on the Hill event.