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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is my distinct honour to rise today to present to the House a petition that was developed by the students at Salt Spring Elementary School. They worked very hard to present a petition to the House calling for urgent action to protect the southern resident killer w

June 20th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, the Green Party agrees to apply and agrees to wish everybody a very well-deserved break. We will also vote yes.

June 20th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, the Green Party agrees to apply and votes yes.

June 20th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I am disappointed, because I found the member for Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner so reasonable in his approach when we were at committee working on clause by clause. However, I find the ramped-up partisan rhetoric on this bill to be really dispiriting. This bill was n

June 19th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Aeronautics Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the hon. member from Repentigny on her private member’s bill. I fully support the bill’s objective. As my colleague mentioned, it is unacceptable that the government is ignoring the will of British Columbians in the matter of the Kinder

June 19th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I find it lamentable that the last speaker has politicized this by saying the Liberals want to bother legal gun owners at every possible opportunity. On an issue as important as ensuring, for instance, that lifetime background checks are conducted, a lot of legal gun

June 19th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to assure the parliamentary secretary so quickly after his speech that indeed I plan to vote for Bill C-71. The Green Party is very supportive. In fact, I had the great honour of participating in the crafting of an amendment to the bill, working with the

June 19th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, like the member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith, we live with the fairly constant problem of derelict vessels along our coastline. They are a hazard. They are an eyesore. They present real risks to life and limb. I understand the member for Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek thinks t

June 19th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to present two petitions. I join with many colleagues in supporting two private members' bills that are currently before Parliament, Bill C-350 from the hon. member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, and Bill S-240, which started in th

June 19th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, on the second petition, I want to specifically reference the petitioners, who are a group of young women attending Balmoral Hall in Manitoba. They have signed a petition calling for a ban on animal testing. The petitioners point out that other jurisdictions, particul

June 19th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, to the last point made by my hon. friend from Durham, that Bill C-51 in the 41st Parliament, the Anti-terrorism Act, was there to make us safe, again, the expert evidence we heard, even before that bill passed, was that Bill C-51 under the previous government made

June 18th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, I would say this to the hon. member for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke. I remember the fight we had in the 41st Parliament with respect to Bill C-51, the so-called Anti-terrorism Act, which I believe made Canada much less safe. It is hard for me to actually vote for Bill

June 18th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan for striking a blow for members being recognized by the Speaker as they rise to speak. I want to suggest we had a confusion in some of the debate here tonight between the concept of oversight and review. I hav

June 18th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate that the hon. member for Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis has perhaps a more nostalgic and certainly more favourable view of what took place in the 41st Parliament, but I put it to him that my experience in studying Bill C-51 convinced me that it made us

June 18th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased that so many changes have been made to our anti-terrorism legislation, which are reflected in Bill C-59. I have stood in this place a number of times and complained that the government held consultations but did not listen. I am happy to say that th

June 18th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen