Week in Review: December 3 – 7

Week in Review: December 3 – 7

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 was Elizabeth’s last week in Ottawa before she flys to Katowice, Poland to participate in the international climate change negotiations (COP24) as a member of the Canadian delegation. At COP24 Elizabeth will continue pressing the Canadian government and all countries to improve their targets to meet the IPCC 1.5° report. To follow Elizabeth at COP24 and watch her video updates, click here.

This week in Ottawa Elizabeth attended the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly to deliver remarks on behalf of the Green Party of Canada. In partnership with the All Party Climate Caucus, Elizabeth hosted a briefing with leading experts to discuss ways Canada can meet the IPCC 1.5° report. In the House of Commons, Elizabeth pushed the government to improve Canada’s commitment to sustainable development and urged the Minister of the Environment to stand up to the USA and protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 

Thank you for your support of Elizabeth’s work in parliament over the last session. Our next edition of Week in Review will be the week of January 28th when Parliament resumes. Happy holidays and best wishes to you and your family!

For further updates on Elizabeth’s activities, you can follow her on Facebook, @ElizabethMayMP and on Twitter, @ElizabethMay.

* If you are having trouble viewing this email, please view it online here:  elizabethmaymp.ca/category/publications/week-in-review-publications*

Key Moments in the House

Jagmeet Singh (Leader of Canada’s NDP), Pierre Natel (NDP MP for Longueuil – Saint Hubert),
Mario Beaulieu (Leader of the Bloc Quebecois) and Elizabeth May (Leader of the Green Party of Canada)

Question Period:

Members Statement:

Bill C-57:

Adjournment Proceedings:

Press Conferences:

Statements and Press Releases

In the News


This week Elizabeth presented the following petitions: 

The Salish Sea: calling on the House of Commons to take urgent action to support the Southern Resident Killer Whales

Violence Against Women: calling on the House of Commons to implement a strategy to prevent violence against women 

Organ Trafficking: calling on the House of Commons to support both Bill C-350 and Bill S-240


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

September 2018 – Immigration and Refugees 

Committees, Briefs and Responses

Submission on the External Review of the Critical Habitat Section for Resident Killer Whales

Application to Continue to Participate as an Intervenor in the National Energy Board Trans Mountain Review

Submission to the Consultations on Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPAs) and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

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 S-203: This bill will outlaw the cruel practice of keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity.*

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.

* Indicates that the bill is a Senate Public Bill

Upcoming Events

December 8 – 15, 2018