This week saw two Green anniversaries! On May 2nd, Elizabeth celebrated 10 years since she was elected Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands. Paul celebrated 2 years as MP for Nanaimo – Ladysmith on May 6th.
Two emergency debates were called this week. On Wednesday, MPs debated the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, and on Thursday, they debated the closure of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline.
Paul and Jenica had Member’s statements this week.
Paul used his statement to illustrate how women, especially vulnerable women, face the worst impacts of the crisis in housing affordability. He told the tragic story of a young Indigenous woman in Nanaimo who struggled with homelessness and recently died, stating that no one should be denied the right to a home.
In her statement, Jenica again pointed out the inconsistency between the government’s words and actions, this time concerning worker’s rights. She pointed out that on April 28, while the government observed a national day of mourning for workers injured or killed on the job, it also passed back-to-work legislation for striking dockworkers at the Port of Montreal.
Bill C-12: Canada’s Net-Zero Climate Accountability Act
Questions and Statements
Emergency debate: COVID-19 in Alberta
Emergency debate: Line 5 pipeline shutdown
e-3221 Reduce emissions to meet the Paris target (closes May 11)
e-3256 Protect the Kavango basin region (closes May 11)
e-3307 Review the Victims Bill of Rights (closes May 30)
e-3159 Ban new strip mines in the Rocky Mountains (closes June 5)
e-3383 Clarify the safe operation of the DND Rifle Range (closes June 6)
e-3353 Create and fund the National Council of Tree Science Research (closes June 21)
e-3330 Establish a National Council of Reconciliation (closes June 28)
e-3164 Implement a national living wage (closes June 29)
e-3348 Canada‘s alleged political interference in Haiti (closes July 29)