Week in Review: November 5 – 9

Week in Review: November 5 – 9

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. 

In between meeting with stakeholders and speaking in the House of Commons, Elizabeth had an eventful week attending several committee meetings. At the Procedure and House Affairs committee (PROC) Elizabeth and her colleagues questioned the Rt. Hon. David Johnston on his nomination for the position of the Federal Leaders Debates Commissioner. Elizabeth also appeared before a PROC sub-committee to ensure Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, was deemed votable in the House of Commons. 

Elizabeth spent much of Wednesday until 11 pm at the Human Resources and Social Development committee fighting for the rights of Canadians living with disabilities and defending her amendments to Bill C-81, An Act to Ensure a Barrier Free Canada. At the heart of Elizabeth’s amendments was an attempt to insert a timeline for when the changes in the Act would come into force. 

Elizabeth returns to Saanich-Gulf Islands next week. Week in Review returns the week of November 19 when Parliament resumes. 

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

Elizabeth’s Remembrance Day Message:

Question Period:

In Committee:


Press Conferences:

Statements and Press Releases

In the News


Elizabeth presented a petition from the residents of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. The petitioners are calling on the House to take action and stop the construction of a new discharge pipe into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 


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

Recent Events

Elizabeth attended the following events:

November 8, 2018

  • Elizabeth attended the Kristallnacht Remembrance Ceremony at the Emanu-El Synagogue in Victoria

November 7, 2018

November 5, 2018

Elizabeth with the students and teachers from the Youth Leadership in Sustainability program

Upcoming Events

November 10, 2018

November 11, 2018

December 8 – 15, 2018