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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from youth in Canada and, as the petitioners frame it, those who care about youth. It calls our attention to the increasing urgency of action on the climate crisis, and that unless action is taken very soon in the interests of these youth, the

October 4th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to present two petitions. The first petition calls for this Parliament to consider very closely the continuing problem of violence against women, particularly that violence against women disproportionately impacts indigenous women.

October 4th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Longueuil—Saint-Hubert for his question. It is sort of funny, but I want to share a story that comes from Robert Reich, a former Clinton cabinet secretary. He said that not one member of the U.S. Congress read the NAFTA document befo

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Winnipeg North will know that in my speech, I focused on the investor-state dispute mechanisms, which have nothing to do with expanding markets, access to markets or trade. However, since he raises the example of hog barns in Manitoba, I want to

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting amendments to Bill C-79. The Green Party is naturally opposed to agreements that are designed to protect the rights of investors and big foreign corporations. On that, I am proud to say that we are the only party in the House that has consisten

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  seconded by the member for Repentigny, moved: Motion No. 3 That Bill C-79 be amended by deleting Clause 9.

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, today, October 3, is the NEB deadline for comments on the list of issues in the redo of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline review. As an intervenor in the initial failed and flawed process, I have written the National Energy Board asking that it include the up

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am aware of the fact that we put people in prison in this country primarily for rehabilitation, as well as punishment, that we have professional corrections facilities, and experts who work in the facilities. We know that most people in prison, even those who hav

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I find this whole day's debate to be deeply difficult and emotionally wrenching, and I believe the debate is misplaced. However, I want to ask my friend from Saskatoon—Grasswood this. The information we heard earlier today from the Minister of Public Safety was t

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to present to a petition from members of my constituency in Saanich—Gulf Islands calling for the Government of Canada to stop the purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline. The petitioners point out that the expansion will lock in oil sands protection growth, a

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Request for Emergency Debate  Mr. Speaker, I rise to request an emergency debate pursuant to Standing Order 52, that in making this leave of motion the House do now adjourn. The reason for this emergency debate request is recent scientific reports. They were published, admittedly, on September 17, but the g

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

National Defence Act  Madam Speaker, as it is my first opportunity to speak to this bill, I wanted to use the moment to say that I support it. These changes that are being made to ensure that we close the gaps that exist in the rights of victims of crimes within our Canadian military justice system h

October 1st, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to present a petition on the subject of human rights. Human rights are routinely violated in the People's Republic of China, particularly of those who practise Falun Gong. These petitioners ask for the government to act and condemn the illegal arrest

October 1st, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to join other members here in thanking the hon. member for bringing forward an opposition supply day motion which allows us to talk about housing. I agree with the hon. parliamentary secretary that it is never a bad day when we do that. I share the sense that

September 27th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House to present a petition from Canadian youth. These young Canadians ask the House of Commons to give serious consideration to the facts relating to the climate crisis that Canada has endorsed the powers agreement but does not yet hav

September 27th, 2018House debate

Elizabeth MayGreen