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A Notice of My Dad's Death

Blog | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014
In lieu of flowers, the May family would appreciate donations to the Green Party of Canada in memory of John May. My father, John May, died early this morning.  He was born John Walter May but...

Response from Elizabeth May: Dear Tom

Blog | Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014
Dear Tom, I was dismayed by your fundraising email to your supporters (“Elizabeth May’s climate conference hypocrisy,” November 4, 2014).  It is true that the Green Party sent an email to our...

Clarification regarding recent media reports

Blog | Thursday, 30 Oct 2014
The unfolding of the secret, vicious and violent life of one of Canada’s most popular radio hosts has dominated the news in Canada this week.  In the course of a fast-moving story, I initially...

How luck – and bravery – were on our side on October 22nd

Blog | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014
The mood on Parliament Hill remains fraught. It’s a bit hard to describe, but the hugging hasn’t stopped and neither has the need to share and talk about what happened.As details emerge, the...

Elizabeth May regarding Jian Ghomeshi

Blog | Monday, 27 Oct 2014
I tweeted my support for Jian yesterday before seeing the news reported in today’s Toronto Star. Due to my schedule in Parliament, I did not have a chance to read the Toronto Star story until after...

“Lock your office door and stay away from the windows...”

Blog | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014
Wednesday October 22nd was set to be a typically busy day in the House. From my first meetings in Centre Block on Parliament Hill starting at 7 AM to heading to my Confederation Building office for...

Counting our Blessings

Blog | Monday, 13 Oct 2014
On this Thanksgiving weekend, I think we are all drawn toward the counting of blessings. As my new book tries to set out, I think of “who we are” as a people and as a nation. And as both, we have...

The speech I did not get to give

Blog | Saturday, 11 Oct 2014
I had thought that the debate on sending a military mission into Iraq would allow for me to make a 10 minute speech. Due to the motion for closure, I never had that chance. I had some rough notes of...

Climate Change is a threat to food production—one we are ignoring

Blog | Thursday, 09 Oct 2014
As the multilateral process within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) works toward a new, more inclusive and stronger treaty to limit greenhouse gases to be completed...

Who decided biotech was a technology winner?

Blog | Monday, 22 Sep 2014
The federal government, regardless of political stripe, has a poor record of picking technology winners.  Canadians essentially lost tens of billions when the giant white radioactive elephant Atomic...