Week in Review: May 13 – 17

Week in Review: May 13 – 17

Welcome back 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.

It was another exciting week for Elizabeth on Parliament Hill. Still celebrating the election of Paul Manly as soon-to-be Member of Parliament for the constituency of Nanaimo-Ladysmith, Elizabeth and Paul unveiled the Green Party’s “Mission: Possible” 20-point climate plan!

Meanwhile, in the House of Commons, both the Liberal and NDP caucuses put forward competing motions to debate climate change and declare a climate emergency in Canada. Although she was not given an opportunity to speak on the climate motions, she participated through questions and comments, and is looking forward to ongoing discussion on this critical subject. 

Elizabeth stands with colleagues for Bike Day on the Hill

Elizabeth stands with colleagues for Bike Day on the Hill

In other news, Elizabeth met with a myriad of organizations this week who shared their mandates and priorities, including Canada Bikes, the Canadian Council of Churches, World Vision, Save the Children, Plan International Canada, and Children First.

Elizabeth also attended the announcement of the Smart Cities Challenge winners on Tuesday. Although the South Island Prosperity Project did not win, Elizabeth was proud of the people who worked hard on this project. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! 

Last night, between sittings in the House of Commons, Elizabeth made it to Kitchener to join Mike Morrice in celebrating his campaign launch. They were joined by a group of over 450 jovial individuals!

Elizabeth will be back in Saanich-Gulf Islands for a busy constituency week as of tomorrow, and she has a full schedule lined up. Stay tuned next week to learn about what she got up to back at home!

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

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Key Moments in the House

In the House of Commons:

Press Conference:

Statements and Press Releases

In the News

​TUNE IN: Elizabeth will be on Radio Canada's Les Coulisses Du Pouvoir with Daniel Thibeault on May 19. You can watch the episode HERE.


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.

This week, Elizabeth presented four petitions:

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

December 2018 – Health Care
September 2018 – Immigration and Refugees

Committees, Briefs and Responses

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

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

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