This week was the start of the 44th Parliament. Elizabeth May returned for her fourth session of parliament after being re-elected for the third time as the representative for Saanich – Gulf Islands. She was joined by Mike Morrice (Kitchener Centre), the newest Green MP and the first ever elected in Ontario!
She opened the debate with a speech about the events in BC, how they relate to the global climate crisis, and what we can do to avoid its worst effects.
Mike’s First Intervention
Running for Speaker
She called for the Speaker to assert their authority in the house when deciding who to allow to speak. For the past 40 years, the speaker has deferred their authority to party whips and back-room operatives. The Westminster Parliamentary system was never intended to operate in this manner. All MPs are equal to one another in the Chamber and should be treated as such.