Elizabeth May’s Week in Review – May 11, 2018

Week in Review: May 7 – 11

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. 

Elizabeth made several interventions related to the workplace harassment bill, C-65, and carbon pricing. She also posed a question to the Prime Minister regarding provisions in NAFTA that allow foreign corporations to oppose regulations meant to protect the public interest.

On Tuesday morning, Elizabeth held a press conference on Bill C-69, the environmental protections legislation. This took place in advance of clause-by-clause review, to which she submitted more than 150 amendments. After two marathon sessions this week, the committee was still within clause one, at which point the House moved to recess until May 22. So far, one Green amendment has been carried – to ensure scientific integrity. 

Stay tuned for the next Week In Review on Friday, May 25!

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Key Moments in the House


​​Question Period

​​Press Conference


In the News

Public Statements


Elizabeth introduced the following petitions in the House this week:

  • Implement pay equity and support women in leadership roles across Canada.
  • Act on a precautionary principle and protect our wild salmon from salmon pen operations and open-pen fish farms.
  • Establish a permanent ban on crude oil tankers along the entire coast of British Columbia.


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

Have Your Say

Engage in Government consultations for key legislative items:

A Place to Call Home

Deadline: June 1

Click here to see all Government consultations.

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.

Recent Events

Tuesday, May 8

  • Elizabeth attended the Canadian Dental Association's annual reception

(Left to right: CDA President-Elect Dr. Sandy Mutchmor, Elizabeth, CDA President Dr. Mitch Taillon)

​Wednesday, May 9

  • Elizabeth attended Swim Day on the Hill along with other MP swim enthusiasts

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 12

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Monday, May 14

Tuesday, May 15

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​Thursday, May 17

Saturday, May 19