In our constitutional rights document, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, there are all manner of protections. But nothing—nothing—about the environment.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, pictured in her Hill office on Aug. 29, 2016. The Green Party’s environmental plan is the one that deserves the greatest scrutiny, because—if, as recent polls also suggest, a minority government is almost inevitable—it is the one now most likely to be implemented. Ms. May will be the most powerful person in Canada, in effect, because she will hold the balance of power in late 2019 and beyond, writes Warren Kinsella.
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TORONTO—Want to save the planet? Amend the Constitution.
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The Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis This e-book summarizes the work on the opioid crisis that is going on at the federal level: what the House of Commons and the Senate have been listening to and acting on to help stop and mitigate this tragedy.
'It’s a question of the Crown and its relations with Indigenous people and chiefs. It’s not a question of getting their views to a parliamentary committee,' says Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May.
Plus, the heritage minister says recommendations made by an expert broadcast review panel will be used to inform a forthcoming government bill, which he expects to table before the House rises this summer.
The three-member working group set up by the House Board of Internal Economy in 2019 to oversee Centre Block’s renovation was disbanded with the last Parliament, and discussions are now underway on its successor.