Week in Review: May 22 – 25
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 mythbusted five of the biggest misconceptions about the Kinder Morgan pipeline project. She spoke favourably of the proposed amendments to the Canada Elections Act while protesting the Government’s abuse of time allocation motions. She also demanded transparency around any and all complaints from the People’s Republic of China following the recent Aecon decision.
Meanwhile in committee, Elizabeth presented amendments in clause-by-clause review of the Fisheries Act, Bill C-68; the omnibus environmental protections legislation, Bill C-69; and the budget bill, C-74. Several of her amendments were accepted for C-68 and C-69.
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Key Moments in the House
- Could the government commit to full transparency if China complains about Canada’s decision on Aecon?
- Bill C-76: We need to see 90% or 95% of Canadians voting and feeling good about the democratic experience
- Bill C-57: We cannot develop sustainably without basic research in science, the environment and economics
In the News
- “Feds’ pledge to financially back Trans Mountain pipeline won’t eliminate all risk: Carr”
(Rachel Aiello, CTV News, May 16)
- “Elizabeth May: Kinder Morgan ‘Blank Cheque’ would be ‘Spectacular Violation’ of an Election Promise”
(Zi-Ann Lum, HuffPost, May 16)
- “‘Hell on earth’: May leans on Liberals to denounce Australia’s policy on asylum-seekers”
(Kathleen Harris, CBC News, May 17)
- “Anti-pipeline activists hold ’emergency rally’ days before Kinder Morgan deadline”
- (APTN News, May 23)
- “Environmental Disaster is Canada’s New Normal. Are We Ready?”
(Anne Casselman, The Walrus, May 23)
- “Federal Government Blocks Aecon Sale to Chinese Company”
(Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee, May 24)
- “Evening in the Maritimes hauls in big catch, netting $150K for Citizen Advocacy Ottawa”
(Caroline Phillips, Ottawa Business Journal, May 24)
- “As Trans Mountain debate rolls on, Ottawa pushes to change rules for big projects”
(Tony Seskus, CBC, May 25)
- “May 25: Pipeline hypocrisy? Yes. No. Maybe … Plus other letters to the editor”
(Elizabeth May, The Globe and Mail, May 25)
- Statement condemning the targeting of civilians in Gaza
- Statement in recognition of Ramadan
- Kinder Morgan and the déja vu politics of the Liberal Party
- Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
- Elizabeth takes issue with carbon price report
- Elizabeth welcomes decision to block Chinese takeover of Aecon
Elizabeth introduced the following petitions in the House this week:
- Adopt a national poverty strategy to provide for fair, sustainable living conditions for all Canadians.
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: June 1
Click here to see all Government consultations.
Committees, Briefs and Responses
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.
Tuesday, May 22
Thursday, May 24
Friday, May 25
Saturday, May 26
- Elizabeth will deliver a toast at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner
Monday, May 28
- Elizabeth will attend her court hearing in Vancouver