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Petitions  Madam Speaker, I rise today to present three petitions. The first petition, from members of Saanich—Gulf Islands, calls for urgent action to protect the southern resident killer whale population. As we know in this place, its population is down to 74 animals and they require urg

December 7th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Petitions  Madam Speaker, the second petition goes to the issue of the ongoing crisis of violence against women, particularly as it affects indigenous women. These petitioners from Saanich—Gulf Islands call for shifting current cultural attitudes toward women and gender minorities and requi

December 7th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Petitions  Madam Speaker, the last petition I present this afternoon goes to the issue of ending the horrific practice of organ trafficking. There have been many petitions in this place on this point. The petitioners call on this place to accept Bill C-350 in the House of Commons and Bill S

December 7th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

The Environment  Madam Speaker, just as the world realizes that we have to leave fossil fuels in the ground, the Trump administration has its sights set on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Something about those words should have given Trump a hint that we are not supposed to drill there. It i

December 7th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

The Environment  Madam Speaker, it is certainly with a sense of moment and history that I rise this morning for what will be my last statement in the House before this chamber closes and we return after the new year to a different place. I first took this very seat seven and a half years ago, and

December 7th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Points of Order  Madam Speaker, I have looked carefully at this amendment from the hon. member for Oakville North—Burlington. As we debate this legitimate procedural point, we should not lose sight of the fact that it is very important that the substance of this matter not be overlooked. This is

December 7th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Points of Order  Madam Speaker, on the same point of order, I am very torn. I would say that normally, I would want to accept what the hon. parliamentary secretary said. I have an amendment at report stage. I am prepared to speak to it. However, I do not think the rules of this House would allow

December 7th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I do hold the hon. parliamentary secretary in very high regard and consider him a friend. The problem here is that the pan-Canadian framework is not a climate plan. It is a patchwork of what provinces were agreeing to do, bound together and negotiated. I hate to o

December 6th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

The Environment  Madam Speaker, as I rise tonight in this late show on December 6, I am keenly aware that this is the last time I will rise to speak in an adjournment proceeding in this place, in this building. I leave tomorrow for the climate negotiations now in progress in Katowice, Poland. By

December 6th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, this is, indeed, good legislation, as the hon. member noted, through the efforts of former member of Parliament John Godfrey. As we are talking about sustainable development, I am on the verge of leaving Ottawa tomorrow to attend COP24. If I can deviate slightly fro

December 6th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Appropriation Act No. 3, 2018-19  The Green Party agrees to apply the vote and will vote no.

December 5th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Appropriation Act No. 3, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, the Green Party agrees to apply and votes no.

December 5th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Appropriation Act No. 3, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, the Green Party agrees to apply the vote and will vote no.

December 5th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, my hon. friend and I were friends before politics in the environmental movement. We have warnings from the IPCC that we must reduce greenhouse gases globally, 45% below 2010 levels, by 2030. This is not a number that can be negotiated. This is an absolute if we want

December 4th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I know that the Conservative motion calls for something that is an impossibility: repealing a bill that has not yet passed. Bill C-69 does not yet have royal assent. However, I find Bill C-69 deeply troubling because the current government chose to maintain the arc

December 4th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen