Elizabeth May, O.C. is the Green Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, was an intervenor in the NEB Kinder Morgan hearings. She served as leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019.
Budget 2021 leaves billions of subsidies to fossil fuels and the construction of Trans Mountain as a publicly owned pipeline, plus approvals for new exploration for oil and gas, in place, writes MP and former Green Party leader Elizabeth May.
Economists fear that bailing out Big Oil will worsen our chances of economic recovery post-COVID-19. And no one wants to point out that it will worsen our chances for the survival of human civilization.
No one would minimize the deep distress of workers losing their jobs in Oshawa, writes Elizabeth May. But the idea that the jobs must be saved because we must keep making the internal combustion engine is as tone deaf to global reality as deciding we have to buy a pipeline because oil prices are low.
The imminent sale of one of Canada’s largest construction companies to the Peoples’ Republic of China should give Premier John Horgan pause. In fact, it should lead him to a smart reversal of his support for the Site C dam, writes Green Party leader Elizabeth May.