Week in review Feb 28 – March 4

On Monday, MPs engaged in a take-note debate until midnight to discuss the war on Ukraine. During one of the last slots of the night, at 11:30 pm, Elizabeth gave a speech discussing the nature of the threat and the historical moment we find ourselves in.

In a statement, in the context of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Elizabeth quoted Svitlana Krakovska, head scientist from Ukraine heading the Ukraine delegation to the IPCC. Dr. Krakovska said that climate change and the war have the same root cause: fossil fuels and our dependence upon them.

On Friday, Elizabeth seconded MP Jim Carr’s Private Member’s Bill C-235, An Act respecting the building of a green economy in the Prairies.

Question Period

During Question Period on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would support Elizabeth’s Private Member’s Bill C-226 to create a national strategy to address environmental racism and work towards environmental justice.

On Thursday during Question Period, Mike asked the government to reject Bay du Nord, a proposed massive new deepwater oil drilling project, owned by a foreign company, off the coast of Newfoundland.

Key Moments

Mike Morrice: Drug users need low-barrier access to safe supply

Mike Morrice: Reject Bay du Nord deepwater drilling project, a climate disaster!

Elizabeth May: We face multiple existential threats, and we must confront them all together

Elizabeth May: The number of MPs must be capped

Elizabeth May: We must work together to create a national strategy to address environmental racism

Elizabeth May: Human induced climate change and the war on Ukraine have the same roots

Elizabeth May: Divest Canada Pension Plan from Russian investments

Elizabeth May: Ukraine’s enemy is Russia’s leader, not the Russian nation

Elizabeth May: Foreign-funded interests in Canada? Look no further than CAPP

Elizabeth May: The regulations of the Emergencies Act need to be circumscribed

Press Conferences

Elizabeth May Comments on Emergencies Act Vote – February 21, 2022

Green Interim Leader Amita Kuttner on Latest IPCC Report – March 1, 2022


Phase out the use of animals in all research (closes March 22)

Implement all 94 TRC calls to action (closes April 8)

Develop a national framework for the implementation of a guaranteed liveable basic income program (closes April 22)