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Stories by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May

Must cannabis be grown in Fort Knox?

As the first federal party in Canada to advocate for an end to the futile and counter-productive prohibition policy towards cannabis, the Green Party of Canada welcomes this government’s commitment to legalization. Unfortunately, these efforts…
I am not losing sleep about the threats to NAFTA from the United States administration. There are serious questions about whether U.S. President Donald Trump has the legal authority to unilaterally pull the U.S. out…
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: the Trudeau administration is better than the Conservatives under Stephen Harper on environmental policy. But that does not mean they get a free ride, especially when our…
There is no doubt that enormous investments are required in public infrastructure. The deferred maintenance over decades to save dollars in the short term has resulted in a monstrous backlog of public needs that are…
“Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything.” —Paul Krugman, The Age of Diminishing Expectations (1994) It is not worth the ink to repeat the ways in which Canada has fallen…
It was in the spring 2012 budget that the previous Conservative government established the primacy of utilitarian, mercantile science over basic research and pure intellectual inquiry. The budget decreed that federal funds would go to…
In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, before the advent of equipment capable of monitoring the build-up of dangerous gases, miners would take a canary down deep in the mine. Its tiny metabolism was…
It says a lot about Canada’s relations under the previous Conservative government that the annual meeting with our NAFTA partners was delayed by a year because the Conservatives didn’t think the meeting was worth having.…
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The context of our current challenge in the intertwined imperative for both a strong climate and energy strategy is embedded in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s record. We have lost 10 years. The losses piled…
It is not immediately obvious. We no longer have a minister for seniors, but we never had a department for seniors issues anyway. Crafting a smaller cabinet inevitably meant the loss of some titles. Former…
There are several layers of offences in the thousands of pages of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Some are embedded in the inferior bargaining positions in which Canada found itself as the former prime minister rushed…
It is one of the stickier aspects of former prime minister Stephen Harper’s omnibus-bill strategy: legislation rammed through Parliament as omnibus bills are harder to repeal and reform than stand-alone legislation. After passage, C-51 ceased…
The Liberals’ election promises were clear. The way out of the economic stagnation of the last number of years lay in giving our country a serious dose of stimulus spending. And the place to spend…

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