Week in Review: June 17 – 21

Week in Review: June 17 – 21

Welcome back to the parliamentary Week in Review for our Green Members of Parliament! This weekly e-newsletter recaps Elizabeth May and Paul Manly's work in Parliament when the House is in session. Using the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth and Paul's interventions in the House, keep up with their media releases, and read articles they have written.

This was the final week for Members of Parliament before the session wrapped up on Thursday, which meant for a very busy few days to the finish line for our two Green MPs! Midnight sittings, back-to-back votes, and last-minute meetings with various organizations and individuals took up most of Paul and Elizabeth’s time from morning until very late at night!

On Monday, the House debated and declared a climate emergency – Elizabeth being the only party leader present at debate. On Tuesday, much to the disappointment of Paul and Elizabeth, the government once again approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.  And on Thursday, Elizabeth joined colleagues in mourning the loss of their beloved friend, the late Mark Warawa, who was the Member of Parliament for Langley-Aldergrove.

Elizabeth and Paul with representatives of the National Airlines Council of Canada.

In between almost non-stop debating and voting, both Paul and Elizabeth packed in meetings with different organizations, including the National Airlines Council of Canada and the Kivalliq Inuit Association.

Though the House has temporarily wrapped up, parliamentarians are expected to gather once more over the summer to debate and pass Bill C-100, or the proposed new NAFTA bill. Make sure to check out Paul’s interventions on this subject, and stay tuned for when the House will sit again!

In the meantime, Paul and Elizabeth will be busy back at their respective constituencies of Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Saanich-Gulf Islands, doing what they like best: meeting with constituents and learning about the needs of their communities.

It’s goodbye for now, but with any luck, you’ll continue receiving these newsletters come the 43rd Parliament!  Thank you to our subscribers for reading along.

For further updates on Elizabeth's activities, you can follow her on Facebook, @ElizabethMayMP and on Twitter, @ElizabethMay. For updates on Paul's activities, follow him on Facebook, @VoteforPaulManly and on Twitter, @PaulManly.

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Key Moments this week:

In the House of Commons:

Press Conference:

Statements and Press Releases

In the News


MPs present petitions once the deadline for signatures has passed. After presentation in the House, the government has 45 calendar days to table a response.

Elizabeth and Paul recently presented the following petitions:

  • Elizabeth May: That the government install an electric vehicle fast-charging network on all major highways in Canada
  • Paul Manly: That the government begin construction of the necessary water treatment plant at Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
  • Elizabeth May: That the government eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and redirect investments into renewable energy and job training
  • Paul Manly: That the House of Commons recognize that violence against women is a critical problem in Canada, and that it disproportionately affects Indigenous women 
  • Paul Manly: That the government pass Bill S-214 and ban the sale and/or manufacture of animal-tested products and ingredients in Canada
  • Paul Manly: That the government clarify the safe operation of the DND rifle range in the Nanaimo area

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 Newsletters

May 2019 – Fake News

December 2018 – Health Care

September 2018 – Immigration and Refugees

Committees, Briefs and Responses

Submission to the Consultation on Draft Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax Legislation

Submission to Consultation on Amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations

Submission to Consultations on the Draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Submission to Fisheries and Oceans Canada on Proposed Regulations on Rebuilding Plans

Submission to the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch on Edible Cannabis

Submission to the Consultations on the Initial Environmental Assessment of the New NAFTA

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

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

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