Elizabeth May’s Week in Review – March 29, 2018

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


Question Period


Adjournment Proceedings

Point of Order

In the News

Public Statements


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.

Community Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter – Truth & Reconciliation

Have Your Say

Engage in government consultations for key legislative items:

Carbon pricing: Regulatory framework for the output-based pricing system

Deadline: April 9

Development of Regulations – Proposed Impact Assessment Legislation

Deadline: April 15

​Consultation on front-of-package nutrition labelling

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.

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

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.
Left to right: Elizabeth with MPs Linda Lapointe, Sheila Malcolmson, Anita Vandenbeld, Joyce Murray, Stephanie Kusie