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
- Bill C-65: In this place we are united in our desire to end workplace harassment
- Bill C-65: Policing comments on social media as a way of limiting harassment
- CPC Motion: The high price of gasoline in Vancouver has no relation at all to pipelines or carbon taxes
- CPC Motion: Inaction on climate change puts our children's future at risk
- CPC Motion: Canada's climate plan should be tied to a carbon budget
In the News
- "Conservatives, Greens both slam government over carbon pricing 'coverup'"
(Monique Scotti, Global News, May 4)
- "Liberals' 'Collective Insanity' over Trans Mountain Creating New Western Alienation, Say BC Politicians"
(Christopher Guly, The Tyee, May 10)
- Over 150 amendments to the Government's tepid environmental bill, C-69
- Statement in recognition of Lyme Awareness Month
- Statement from Green Party of Canada on conclusion of investigation
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.
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 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
Saturday, May 12
Sunday, May 13
- Elizabeth speaks to the Salt Spring Island Unitarian Fellowship
- Elizabeth delivers a talk, "Protecting Sacred Creation," at All Saints by the Sea Anglican Parish
Monday, May 14
- Elizabeth visits Salt Spring Centre School
- Elizabeth visits Gulf Islands Secondary School
- Elizabeth visits Phoenix Elementary School
- Elizabeth presents at the 12th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Vancouver
Tuesday, May 15
Wednesday, May 16
- Elizabeth visits École Deep Cove School
- Elizabeth is a panelist at "Bearing Witness: Spilling the Facts on Dilbit"
Thursday, May 17
- Elizabeth visits Reynolds Secondary School
- Elizabeth speaks to the Newcomers' Club of Greater Victoria
- Elizabeth attends the Saanich Inlet Protection Society (SIPS) Roundtable
Saturday, May 19