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!
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Key Moments in the House
Statements and Press Releases
- Setting climate targets for 2020 is much too late
- Statement on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada
- Happy Hanukkah
In the News
- Opposition politicians took turns Thursday trying to woo Indigenous vote
(APTN News, Tom Fennario, December 7)
- Climat: le NPD, le Bloc et le Parti vert demandentune action nonpartisane
(L’actualié, Mylène Crête, December 6)
- Some days, it seems like Elizabeth May is the only federal leader who truly understands the magnitude of the climate crisis
(The Georgia Straight, Charlie Smith, December 5)
- The environmental aspect of Energy East
(CTV Atlantic,Steve Murphy, December 5)
- CTV’s Power Play with Todd van der Heyden, end of year interview
(CTV, Todd van der Heyden, December 4) starts at 28:40
- This Hour Has 22 Minutes: Hudson’s Baywatch
(CBC, Mark Critch, December 4)
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.
Committees, Briefs and Responses
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-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.
* Indicates that the bill is a Senate Public Bill
December 8 – 15, 2018