Week in Review: November 27 – December 1
December 1, 2017
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, Elizabeth offered remarks in support of the government’s official apology for the LGBT Purge. She also questioned Minister McKenna regarding the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, provided in-depth comments on the Budget Implementation Act, and offered amendments to the Oil Tanker Moratorium bill in committee.
This newsletter covers Elizabeth’s work in the House from November 27 to December 1.
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Key Moments in the House
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister offered a heartfelt apology on behalf of the federal government for decades of “state-sponsored, systematic oppression and rejection” of LGBTQ2 Canadians. The class action settlement with the government includes $100 million in financial compensation to victims of the purge.
Party leaders, including Elizabeth May, followed with their own remarks. She was honoured to have as her guests that day two constituents who stand as outstanding examples of the talent and excellence we are deprived of as a society when we discriminate against certain groups of people. You can watch Elizabeth’s speech by clicking the image below.
In the Media
- “Green Party leader supports those against Alton project”
(Harry Sullivan, Truro Daily News, November 27)
- “Green party celebrates ‘absolutely astounding’ win in Prince Edward Island”
(Allison Auld, National Post, November 27)
- “Green Party picks up second seat in PEI byelection”
(John Morris, The Globe and Mail, November 28)
- “When it comes to harassment in politics, powerful people are writing rules for themselves”
(Neil Macdonald, CBC News: Opinions, November 29)
- “Elizabeth May Takes On ‘Cynics’ Who Might Think Canada Has Apologized Enough”
(Ryan Maloney, HuffPost Canada, November 29)
- “Elizabeth May s’en prend aux «cyniques» qui jugent que le Canada s’est suffisamment excusé”
(Fr., Ryan Maloney, HuffPost Canada, November 29)
- “Elizabeth May says Greens’ byelection win a sign of things to come for P.E.I.”
(Dave Stewart, Journal Pioneer, November 29)
- “For its next breakthrough, the Green Party might want to go east”
(Éric Grenier, CBC News: Analysis, November 30)
- Statement on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
- Statement on World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week
Elizabeth introduced the following petitions to the government this week:
- Examine the carbon fee and dividend as a model for carbon pricing.
- Incrementally increase the carbon price to at least $150 by 2030.
- Prime Minister Trudeau should raise the plight of Falun Dafa and Falun Gong practitioners on his trip to China and demand the release of Canadian citizen Qian Sun.
- Eliminate interest charges on the student debt of Canada Student Loans’ borrowers and act to eliminate interest charges on all student debt.
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.
Committee Briefs & Responses
Private Members’ Bills
Elizabeth May has introduced the following bills:
For a list of private members’ bills Elizabeth May has seconded, please visit elizabethmaymp.ca.
Thursday, November 23
Monday, November 27
Tuesday, November 28
Wednesday, November 29
- Join Elizabeth at the Scaling Up Conference 2017
- Elizabeth with Outside Looking In alumna, Lorralene Whiteye
Sunday, December 3
Friday, December 8
Sunday, December 10
As always, the support of the Green Party of Canada has been invaluable in enabling Elizabeth to hold the government to account on such a large number of issues. For more information on their work, or to get involved, please visit: https://www.greenparty.ca/