Re-elect Elizabeth May and Vote on October 19, 2015
Elizabeth May is in Saanich, BC, on Saturday to attend the 148th Annual Saanich Fall Fair
When: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PDT)
Where: Saanich Fairground (Green Party Booth), 1528 Stellys Cross Rd., Saanichton
Then, Ms. May joins Greek Fest celebrations
When: 6:00 to 8:00 pm (PDT)
Where: 4648 Elk Lake Drive, in front of Commonwealth Place, Victoria
Elizabeth May Announces National Seniors Strategy
The Green Party commits to creating a plan to ensure seniors retain their dignity as they age. The Green Party National Seniors’ Strategy builds upon the previously announced Guaranteed Liveable Income and National Pharmacare Program to include improvements to the national pension plans, a seniors’ housing strategy, and compassionate, respectful end of life care.
Watch Securing Your Retirement for one woman's story and why she supports Elizabeth May and the Green Party.
See the Green Party 2015 Platform for details on the Seniors Strategy & other announcements.
Elizabeth May Worked Hard for Her Constituents in Saanich-Gulf Islands
Over the past four years as the MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Elizabeth provided powerful and positive leadership - raising concerns over the damaging Omnibus bills and dangerous investment treaties. Elizabeth was the first federal leader to bring attention to the new, quite possibly unconstitutional, anti-terrorist bill (C-51) that appears designed to inhibit Canadian free speech and stifle protest against fossil fuel infrastructure.
As the MP for the constituents of Saanich Gulf Island, Elizabeth:
- Held over 80 public Town Hall meetings where she reports to citizens and listens twice a year in every SGI community.
- Held Teen Town Halls, reaching out to young people and getting a terrific response from students.
- Works diligently on behalf of individual constituents with immigration, pension, and other issues. See the Saanich-Gulf Islands May 2015 newsletter for several examples.
- Initiated the Saanich Peninsula Partnership working for affordable housing on the Peninsula (2013); the Partnership now has tri-council support and is moving forward to work with developers.
- Stopped the closure of the National Centre for Plant Health in North Saanich by convincing the Harper government to reverse their decision, the only place saved from the Harper Administration cuts announced in the Omnibus budget bill C-38 (2012). Elizabeth made this happen by calmly and repeatedly pointing out the logic of separating the plant quarantine facility from mainland agriculture.
Elizabeth May, O.C., Officer of the Order of Canada & Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Elizabeth May's excellent performance (see our debate videos here) at the Maclean's Debate shows why Canadians want her in all of the leader debates. She was clear and articulate, challenging the other leaders with her formidable knowledge on the economy, environment issues, international affairs, and the protection of Canadians’ rights and freedoms. Wow!
See Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands in the entire Maclean’s debate video here. Thank you Maclean's for giving voice to democracy!
Take Action on the Globe & Mail, Munk, and Consortium Debates
The NDP and Conservative leaders refusal to participate in the televised National Broadcasters’ debate in English is a clear attempt to shut Elizabeth May and the other Green party candidates out. These are the debates that will be seen by at least 14 million Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Change.org has a petition to sign.
Canadians want and deserve to hear the Green Party Leader Elizabeth challenge the other federal leaders in the Globe and Mail, and Munk, too. Please sign our petition here. Globe and Mail and Munk Debates need to hear from Canadians:
Globe & Mail
Address: 444 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2S9
The Munk Debates
Address: The Munk Debates c/o The Aurea Foundation, The Gate House, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 2E1