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The Elections Modernization Act

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - On Monday April 30, 2018, a new set of amendments to Canada’s Elections Act was tabled. It is to be known as the Elections Modernization Act, C-76. It could be called the “Undoing Stephen Harper’s...

Brief Summary: New Elections Act Changes (C-76)

Friday, 04 May 2018 - On Monday April 30, 2018, a new set of amendments to Canada’s Elections Act was tabled. It is to be known as the Elections Modernization Act, C-76. It could be called the “Undoing Stephen Harper’s...

Letter to Andrew Scheer RE: Obstruction of S-203 in the Senate

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 - Dear Mr. Scheer, I am writing to ask you to end the Conservative senators’ obstruction of Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act. Their procedural delay of this legislation...

COP23 wraps up – without triumph or disaster

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 - Late Sunday afternoon at Heathrow and changing planes en route home. I really should have written the wrap up blog on Saturday, but my mind played tricks on me.  I felt as though I had written it...

Friday in Bonn – Not over yet…

Friday, 17 Nov 2017 - It’s Friday in Bonn at COP23 and negotiations continue in back rooms to resolve issues of long-term financing and details of various funds to assist developing countries. Still, within a few hours,...

COP23 Blog - Negotiations Continue

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 - Every Conference of the Parties has a very similar schedule of work over a two week period.  Some have more work, more pressure and tougher issues to negotiate, but the pattern largely remains the...

COP23 – Climate action as a technical slow motion process

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 - This is an in between sort of COP.  I have said for years that there are “good cops and bad cops.”  This one is a pun waiting to happen, taken from the great Quebecois film “Bon Cop; Bad Cop.” This...

Remembering Dr. Susan Roddy

Friday, 27 Oct 2017 - On behalf of myself, and the members of the Green Party of Canada, I wish to convey our profound sadness and sense of loss upon learning of the death of Dr. Susan Roddy. As most are aware, Susan was...

Key promised reforms dealing with C-51 and omnibus budget bills C-38 and C-45

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 - Now that we have had 18 months under the new Trudeau administration, a pattern has become clear. In approaching promises from the campaign to reverse changes made under the previous government, those...

Elizabeth May: The Slow Pace of Parliament (Policy Magazine)

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 - The Slow Pace of Parliament Policy Magazine, June 2017 Right after the 2015 election, I wrote a two-part blog titled “Fixing what Harper broke.” It serves as an ongoing checklist of the areas that...