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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May represents Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C.

Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 20, 2024
To be competitive, we need to be able to use our grid like a battery, and all Canadians should be encouraged to install renewable energy systems, writes Elizabeth May. Pexels photograph by Gustavo Fring
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 20, 2024
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 20, 2024
To be competitive, we need to be able to use our grid like a battery, and all Canadians should be encouraged to install renewable energy systems, writes Elizabeth May. Pexels photograph by Gustavo Fring
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 5, 2024
Next time a CEO says climate is not their business, someone should give their board of directors a refresher on Canadian law, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 5, 2024
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 5, 2024
Next time a CEO says climate is not their business, someone should give their board of directors a refresher on Canadian law, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | September 25, 2023
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May writes that last week's events make it even more urgent that leakers in the intelligence services be found and sanctioned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | September 25, 2023
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | September 25, 2023
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May writes that last week's events make it even more urgent that leakers in the intelligence services be found and sanctioned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 23, 2022
A long-time advocate for protecting the environment, Green Party Parliamentary leader Elizabeth May says a massive reboot of federal environmental protection laws is long overdue. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 23, 2022
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 23, 2022
A long-time advocate for protecting the environment, Green Party Parliamentary leader Elizabeth May says a massive reboot of federal environmental protection laws is long overdue. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 12, 2020
In 2016, a very disturbing recommendation was made by the Canada Transportation Act Review, chaired by David Emerson, pictured. Among many recommendations was the proposal to eliminate VIA Rail’s transcontinental lines, reducing service to only the Windsor-Quebec corridor. No modern society should kill its passenger rail service, Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 12, 2020
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 12, 2020
In 2016, a very disturbing recommendation was made by the Canada Transportation Act Review, chaired by David Emerson, pictured. Among many recommendations was the proposal to eliminate VIA Rail’s transcontinental lines, reducing service to only the Windsor-Quebec corridor. No modern society should kill its passenger rail service, Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 8, 2020
Canada has lavished at least C$13.8-billion per year in public financing on oil and gas projects since signing onto the Paris Climate Agreement, making it the fossil industry’s highest per capita source of public finance in the G20, and their second-largest overall benefactor after China, according to a blistering new report issued today The Hill Times file photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 8, 2020
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 8, 2020
Canada has lavished at least C$13.8-billion per year in public financing on oil and gas projects since signing onto the Paris Climate Agreement, making it the fossil industry’s highest per capita source of public finance in the G20, and their second-largest overall benefactor after China, according to a blistering new report issued today The Hill Times file photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 5, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the Paris Agreement in in New York in 2016. As a country with one of the highest per capita carbon footprints in the world, Canada should be shooting for greater emissions reductions targets, writes Elizabeth May. United Nations photograph by Amanda Voisard
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 5, 2019
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 5, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the Paris Agreement in in New York in 2016. As a country with one of the highest per capita carbon footprints in the world, Canada should be shooting for greater emissions reductions targets, writes Elizabeth May. United Nations photograph by Amanda Voisard
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | April 1, 2019
Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured March 13, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa when he announced the grounding of Boeing 737- Max 8 aircraft in Canadian airspace. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May wants to know if Canadian aviation safety is at all vulnerable to the risks of captive regulators. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | April 1, 2019
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | April 1, 2019
Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured March 13, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa when he announced the grounding of Boeing 737- Max 8 aircraft in Canadian airspace. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May wants to know if Canadian aviation safety is at all vulnerable to the risks of captive regulators. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 25, 2019
As Greta Thunberg said at COP24, if all the 'happy clappy' news worked, we would not be in this desperate state of climate emergency, writes Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy Wikipedia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 25, 2019
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 25, 2019
As Greta Thunberg said at COP24, if all the 'happy clappy' news worked, we would not be in this desperate state of climate emergency, writes Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy Wikipedia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 11, 2019
We are in a climate emergency and we are doing nothing substantive or effective to confront it, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 11, 2019
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | March 11, 2019
We are in a climate emergency and we are doing nothing substantive or effective to confront it, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 25, 2019
Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured recently on the Hill. Most of the infrastructure dollars in federal spending has been focused on inner-city public transit. Those dollars are very welcome—and more is needed to ensure urban dwellers can commute without using a personal vehicle, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 25, 2019
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 25, 2019
Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured recently on the Hill. Most of the infrastructure dollars in federal spending has been focused on inner-city public transit. Those dollars are very welcome—and more is needed to ensure urban dwellers can commute without using a personal vehicle, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 4, 2019
One surprising health challenge from heat waves is that our hospitals do not have sufficient air conditioning capacity to keep the hospitals within an acceptable range of temperatures for safe surgeries, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 4, 2019
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 4, 2019
One surprising health challenge from heat waves is that our hospitals do not have sufficient air conditioning capacity to keep the hospitals within an acceptable range of temperatures for safe surgeries, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | December 12, 2018
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna ignored the advice of an expert panel of environmental assessments before tabling the impact assessment bill, C-69, writes Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | December 12, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | December 12, 2018
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna ignored the advice of an expert panel of environmental assessments before tabling the impact assessment bill, C-69, writes Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | December 3, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on the Hill. 'The political party system works against courage. We need less hyper-partisanship and more collaboration. We need courageous, societal government; the kind of government in Canada, and the U.K., that confronted Hitler and won,' Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | December 3, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | December 3, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on the Hill. 'The political party system works against courage. We need less hyper-partisanship and more collaboration. We need courageous, societal government; the kind of government in Canada, and the U.K., that confronted Hitler and won,' Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 14, 2018
Former MP Terence Young’s daughter Vanessa died in 2000 at the age of 15 after suffering complications while taking the prescribed drug Prepulsid for minor indigestion issues. The drug has since been taken off the market. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 14, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 14, 2018
Former MP Terence Young’s daughter Vanessa died in 2000 at the age of 15 after suffering complications while taking the prescribed drug Prepulsid for minor indigestion issues. The drug has since been taken off the market. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 5, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on the Hill. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is urging the prime minister to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 5, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 5, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on the Hill. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is urging the prime minister to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | October 31, 2018
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed told a global climate summit last year about global temperature increases: '1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels is not only ambitious, but necessary for the survival of our people.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | October 31, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | October 31, 2018
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed told a global climate summit last year about global temperature increases: '1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels is not only ambitious, but necessary for the survival of our people.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | October 1, 2018
It's time for banks and other institutions to stop being cheerleaders for new fossil fuel infrastructure, such as pipelines, while throwing up roadblocks to clean-tech innovation, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Maureen
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | October 1, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | October 1, 2018
It's time for banks and other institutions to stop being cheerleaders for new fossil fuel infrastructure, such as pipelines, while throwing up roadblocks to clean-tech innovation, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Maureen
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | September 26, 2018
Early research suggested risks to the health of dairy cows if the GMO product bovine growth hormone was used in herds, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. When it comes to GMOs, her party supports the precautionary principle. Photograph courtesy of Wilson Hui
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | September 26, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | September 26, 2018
Early research suggested risks to the health of dairy cows if the GMO product bovine growth hormone was used in herds, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. When it comes to GMOs, her party supports the precautionary principle. Photograph courtesy of Wilson Hui
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | August 13, 2018
People, pictured in Burnaby, B.C., on April 7, 2018, protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The Kinder Morgan expansion takes us in the wrong direction on climate goals. It is 100 per cent for export of unprocessed material, so it also goes the wrong direction on productivity. By exporting an additional 590,000 barrels of unprocessed bitumen a day, it does not shlep our energy security either, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | August 13, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | August 13, 2018
People, pictured in Burnaby, B.C., on April 7, 2018, protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The Kinder Morgan expansion takes us in the wrong direction on climate goals. It is 100 per cent for export of unprocessed material, so it also goes the wrong direction on productivity. By exporting an additional 590,000 barrels of unprocessed bitumen a day, it does not shlep our energy security either, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | July 16, 2018
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, pictured May 22, 2018, at a rally to urge the government to stop the Kinder Morgan bailout. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | July 16, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | July 16, 2018
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, pictured May 22, 2018, at a rally to urge the government to stop the Kinder Morgan bailout. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 18, 2018
NDP MP Romeo Saganash, pictured March 20, at the House Affairs Committee. The Hill Times photograph Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 18, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 18, 2018
NDP MP Romeo Saganash, pictured March 20, at the House Affairs Committee. The Hill Times photograph Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 13, 2018
'We’ve had several plans in the past and yet our emissions keep rising, we do not hit targets, and we’re not ready to adapt to a changing climate,' environment commissioner Julie Gelfand said earlier this year. 'We are ever hopeful—but it is, at this point, a plan, and we need to see details.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 13, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 13, 2018
'We’ve had several plans in the past and yet our emissions keep rising, we do not hit targets, and we’re not ready to adapt to a changing climate,' environment commissioner Julie Gelfand said earlier this year. 'We are ever hopeful—but it is, at this point, a plan, and we need to see details.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 30, 2018
Green Party leader Elizabeth May, activists, and NDP MPs gather on the steps of Parliament Hill for a rally to urge the government to stop its offer of Trans Mountain pipeline financial support on May 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 30, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 30, 2018
Green Party leader Elizabeth May, activists, and NDP MPs gather on the steps of Parliament Hill for a rally to urge the government to stop its offer of Trans Mountain pipeline financial support on May 22. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 16, 2018
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed, pictured in 2016, said last November about climate change: ‘One and a half degrees above pre-industrial levels is not only ambitious, but necessary for the survival of our people.’ The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 16, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | May 16, 2018
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed, pictured in 2016, said last November about climate change: ‘One and a half degrees above pre-industrial levels is not only ambitious, but necessary for the survival of our people.’ The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | January 22, 2018
The problem is that growing cannabis indoors, in addition to being unnecessary, imposes a rather large climate impact. An astonishing amount of water and energy are required to grow cannabis indoors, writes Green Party leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times file photographi
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | January 22, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | January 22, 2018
The problem is that growing cannabis indoors, in addition to being unnecessary, imposes a rather large climate impact. An astonishing amount of water and energy are required to grow cannabis indoors, writes Green Party leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times file photographi
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | January 17, 2018
In his bid to put ‘America First,’ U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to pull out of NAFTA if he doesn’t like the renegotiated terms. But, Elizabeth May writes, he may not have the power to do so unilaterally. Department of Homeland Security photo via Barry Bahler
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | January 17, 2018
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | January 17, 2018
In his bid to put ‘America First,’ U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to pull out of NAFTA if he doesn’t like the renegotiated terms. But, Elizabeth May writes, he may not have the power to do so unilaterally. Department of Homeland Security photo via Barry Bahler
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 7, 2017
A Kinder Morgan pipeline protest near Parliament Hill in November, 2016. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 7, 2017
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 7, 2017
A Kinder Morgan pipeline protest near Parliament Hill in November, 2016. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | April 12, 2017
Electric vehicles are parked in front of the Parliament Buildings for Parliamentarians to check out during a demonstration day in 2013. Elizabeth May says Canada needs a new network of charging stations for what she says is a coming revolution in electric vehicles. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | April 12, 2017
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | April 12, 2017
Electric vehicles are parked in front of the Parliament Buildings for Parliamentarians to check out during a demonstration day in 2013. Elizabeth May says Canada needs a new network of charging stations for what she says is a coming revolution in electric vehicles. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 8, 2017
We should also heed the warnings of famed Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie, pictured, and ensure our intellectual property protections are up to scratch, writes Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy AtelMedia Technologies
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 8, 2017
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | February 8, 2017
We should also heed the warnings of famed Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie, pictured, and ensure our intellectual property protections are up to scratch, writes Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy AtelMedia Technologies
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 23, 2016
Great scientists, like Albert Einstein, left, and Alexander Graham Bell, tend to be interested in the world of the mind, not how to mine the world, writes Elizabeth May. Orren Jack Turner photo courtesy of Library of Congress, Moffett Studio photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 23, 2016
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | November 23, 2016
Great scientists, like Albert Einstein, left, and Alexander Graham Bell, tend to be interested in the world of the mind, not how to mine the world, writes Elizabeth May. Orren Jack Turner photo courtesy of Library of Congress, Moffett Studio photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | July 20, 2016
Multi-year ice in the Arctic is harder to find, writes Elizabeth May, and the extent of the ice cover is shrinking. NASA photograph by Kathryn Hansen
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | July 20, 2016
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | July 20, 2016
Multi-year ice in the Arctic is harder to find, writes Elizabeth May, and the extent of the ice cover is shrinking. NASA photograph by Kathryn Hansen
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 22, 2016
The North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation did a lot of good work in its first years, including to help monarch butterfly recovery, argues Elizabeth May. It's time to get back to that good work. Flickr photograph by Conal Gallagher
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 22, 2016
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 22, 2016
The North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation did a lot of good work in its first years, including to help monarch butterfly recovery, argues Elizabeth May. It's time to get back to that good work. Flickr photograph by Conal Gallagher
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 15, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the Paris Agreement on April 22 at the United Nations in New York. UN photo by Amanda Voisard
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 15, 2016
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 15, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the Paris Agreement on April 22 at the United Nations in New York. UN photo by Amanda Voisard
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 6, 2016
Minister of Families Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos and Health Minister Jane Philpott share responsibilities for Canada's aging society. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 6, 2016
Opinion | BY ELIZABETH MAY | June 6, 2016
Minister of Families Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos and Health Minister Jane Philpott share responsibilities for Canada's aging society. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright