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9:06 The Liberals won 157 seats, and are expected to form a minority government. 40ish leftish, mouthy-ish. Lost amid so many discussions about the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin are the overseas victims of the alleged crimes. Article content continued. 11:45 a.m. — ‘We are Earthlings,’ May says. Elizabeth May on Trudeau’s non-announcement on SNC-Lavalin affair On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 in Press Releases OTTAWA – Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) said today she was astonished by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first full statement on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Leaders debate zero tolerance for candidates who make racist statements × Close. While May celebrates wins from her base, her potential opposition sits in a precarious situation. “We have now moved from inappropriate pressure on the former Attorney General to a propaganda campaign preparing Canadians for the new Attorney General to do what Jody Wilson-Raybould refused to do. Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6 Home; About us ; Report; Why debates matter; Participation Criteria ; Transparency; The Debates ; Stay … On the fifth Anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Global Greens call for action not celebration Change ). Good Sunday Morning – November 22 November … She linked them. Elizabeth May chimed in with the notion that a corporation should be compelled into fixing these inadequate water systems as part of their sentencing as a means of “corporate restorative justice”; on their own coin to be sure. "It is clear that the effort to get SNC-Lavalin a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) continues to drive all aspects of handling the issue,” said Ms. May. But doesn’t offer any real solutions. Getting SNC-Lavalin a deferred prosecution agreement continues to drive all aspects of the prime minister's office's handling the issue, said May. October 19th, 2020, Elizabeth asks Environment Minister to close Basel Convention loophole This needs to happen now. Follow the show. No consultations. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will also participate in the committee meeting Wednesday, a statement from the party said. Green Party Leader of Canada Elizabeth May joined John Oakley to discuss. May has seen the explosive testimony in the SNC Lavalin affair first-hand. November 15th, 2020, On fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, Green Party says Canada still a long way from meeting its most basic obligations E-mail: elizabeth.may.c1a@parl.gc.ca, Parliament Hill Office The primary decision on whether to prosecute rests on the Director of Public Prosecutions. November 29th, 2020, Good Sunday Morning – November 22 In a wide ranging interview, Elizabeth May ended up talking about SNC Lavalin and the appalling state of water quality in several First Nation's communities. Mar 3, 2019 2:56 PM By: Jess Fedigan. [UPDATE ON ELIZABETH MAY’S MARCH 1 DEMANDS BELOW. This isn’t the same as handing a juvenile convict a sentence of 100 hours of garbage pick up and graffiti removal for the crime of vandalism. In 1986, she became Senior Policy Advisor to then … According to recent polls, Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party appears to be losing some steam, as many voters appear to be either moving past or forgetting about the disastrous Liberal SNC-Scandal. The victims of corporate crime are often taxpayers, shareholders or innocent clients; the only thing that the victims want after the fact (if not their money back) is to see that the people responsible are sent to prison like any other common thief. OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) today renewed her demand for the appointment of an independent non-partisan commissioner to conduct a full public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin affair. Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May wants the prime minister to let Jody Wilson-Raybould speak. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Asked if she thought there is any credence to the accusations of power aspirations of JWR & JP being behind the SNC scandal, May is the quintessential apologist sweeping away the very idea. 1:46:38. Let me list off the issues that come up with this proposal. We used to be able to do great things and we can again; we just need the leadership to do so; and folks to say as much. Elizabeth May ... SNC-Lavalin faces fraud and corruption charges related to its business dealings in Libya and a potential 10-year ban from federal contracts should it be found guilty. December 13th, 2020, Good Sunday Morning – December 6 The court has the right to impose an adequate sanction for a criminal conviction. ( Log Out /  The major issue for SNC Lavalin is the pending legal trouble and the various corporate crimes they have been accused of. Here Elizabeth questions the Hon. December 6th, 2020, Good Sunday Morning – November 29 “We still require an independent review of the inappropriate pressure on our former Attorney General. But as a Canadian, I agree that our performance and treatment of those here first, those who’s land was taken, who’s cultures, languages and belief systems were systematically razed by a government bent on a genocidal assimilation of otherwise peaceful people. Raitt on SNC-Lavalin: 'Where there's smoke there's fire' - Duration: 15 ... Elizabeth May, and Paul Manly on Kenney government's misleading TMX pipeline campaign - Duration: 36:13. Scheer’s message is that Justin Trudeau is corrupt, is muzzling his former attorney general, and should be removed from office without benefit of election. The John Oakley Show. WTF did first nations do to Elizabeth May to be degraded to the level of any other community service (restorative justice)? It is the government’s duty here, and Elizabeth May is giving politicians an easy way out here. … Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. “It is clear that the effort to get SNC-Lavalin a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) continues to drive all aspects of handling the issue,” said Ms. May. Recent clips. Elizabeth May questioning witnesses at the Justice Committee in regards to the SNC-Lavalin affair . December 9th, 2020, Green Party highlights the need for compassion in the repayment of emergency relief benefits Anything that gives the slightest ‘out’ for badly behaving corporate bosses is a non-starter with me. Therefore I was appalled and disappointed to learn that Elizabeth May's Green Party is proposing to use this crisis as an opportunity to turn over water infrastructure contracts on reserve to SNC-Lavalin who are presently facing serious charges of international corruption. SNC Lavalin Director Jacques Bougie; Roy. Maybe it’s consistent with the stunning shift of the Green Party shifting to more Liberal/centrist philosophy in the hunt for votes; so let’s call it what it is. Print. (via Jessica … They had been seeking a differed prosecution agreement – the very issue at the core of the #LavScam scandal. Its overdue. They’re a box or a machine. Leave a comment Comments. Canadians need answers on the SNC-Lavalin affair. "It is clear that the effort to get SNC-Lavalin a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) continues to drive all aspects of handling the issue,” said Ms. May. December 7th, 2020, Green Caucus letter to Mins. OTTAWA – Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) said today she was astonished by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first full statement on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. [2] On 19 February 2015, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) laid charges against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and two of its subsidiaries: SNC-Lavalin International Inc. and SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. In July, for instance, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May suggested that SNC-Lavalin, if found guilty of foreign corruption, should be made responsible for providing potable water to First Nations communities in Canada. Elizabeth May discusses pipelines, upcoming election, SNC-Lavalin scandal during Prince George visit. Sidney, BC  V8L 2Y8 The Green Party of Canada leader also touched on pipelines and other subjects . ️ Where did the 9,000 jobs lost number come from? November 22nd, 2020, Good Sunday Morning – November 15 Pollster Nik Nanos breaks down the latest numbers on federal party leaders and shares which one is viewed to be most ethical by Canadians. Look, I’m not First Nations, but if I was, this clusterfuck would have been the moment I ruled her and her party out as an option. Men like Kinsella are cut from a certain cloth. On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 in Committees. How you can help Follow Me eNewsletter. Green Leader Elizabeth May was visiting the British Columbia interior this month when she floated the idea of SNC-Lavalin being compelled to fix infrastructure on reserves. What it still seems most sensible to just call the SNC-Lavalin Affair 2019 (as in, eg, the Dreyfus Affair long ago in France) would be altogether beyond reason for … “The failure to grasp the importance of prosecutorial independence and the failure to seek evidence before succumbing to job blackmail are at the heart of this scandal,” said Ms. May. She has held the position of Associate General Council for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, representing consumer, poverty and environment groups in her work. He was wrong then, and centrist neoliberals are wrong to embrace it now. Click here for the latest opportunities, On fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, Green Party says Canada still a long way from meeting its most basic obligations, On the edge of disaster. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Gerald Butts about their participation in the SNC-Lavalin Affair. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A standing ovation from the opposition parties for Elizabeth May, who demands action over the SNC Lavalin affair. But to hear it from Elizabeth May, “we’re not letting the judge decide” and that is a dangerous game to play. No longer Green Party Leader, but will stay on as MP. The SNC-Lavalin affair was a political scandal involving attempted political interference with the justice system by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin … Finance Minister Bill Morneau will bring down a budget on March 19. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said it was not improper for Trudeau to vote, noting that in the Westminster parliamentary system the "client" is the government, not the individual prime minister. Description; No description provided. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. November 9th, 2020, Green Caucus stands in solidarity with pro-democracy protests in Bulgaria In May 2009, the board ordered that no more than $1 million in cash should be kept in the company's safe in Libya. This is the slippery slope to corporate personhood. Sadly absent. In a wide ranging interview, Elizabeth May ended up talking about SNC Lavalin and the appalling state of water quality in several First Nation’s communities. Her idea is to say that here’s a badly behaving corporation, fresh from a criminal conviction, and we’re requiring them to rebuild your water systems…not only the ones in disarray, but all of them: see below. Omny … The Conservative motion passed by a vote of 294-1, with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May being the lone member of Parliament to vote against. May's tenure was marked by repeated bouts of media-pushed 'Green momentum,' which then invariably came up short on Election Day. The major issue for SNC Lavalin is the pending legal trouble and the various corporate crimes they have been accused of. The Party of Elizabeth May wants to be King maker and power broker. ( Log Out /  It’s gross. It is hard to know what the public actually makes of the furour. UPDATED AGAIN MARCH 10 ; AND YET AGAIN MARCH 30 : For March 30 update scroll straight to end of this page — where there are also now updates for March 31 and April 2]. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. October 21st, 2020, Green Party of Canada joins Nova Scotia Greens in condemning the escalating violence against Mi’kmaq fishermen We’re a long way off, in my opinion, but need to find a path forward. September 14th, 2020, Constituency Office [UPDATE ON ELIZABETH MAY’S MARCH 1 DEMANDS BELOW. The DPP’s decision is based on a legal analysis of the evidence against a corporate defendant. This is one of the trickiest areas of law and First Nations relations to be in the public sphere in a long time. “When Justin Trudeau went out to get a gender balanced cabinet, he recruited some very qualified, very impressive women and put them on the front benches. Phone: 250-657-2000 Share on Twitter. Elizabeth May’s SNC Lavalin idea is a clusterfuck Where do we begin. She’s argued that her initial scheme wasn’t privatization, but in my opinion it looks more like punishment-by-P3. Elizabeth May is clever here even if she’s not aware of what she has done. Corporations don’t feel. Green Leader Elizabeth May was visiting the British Columbia interior this month when she floated the idea of SNC-Lavalin being compelled to fix infrastructure on reserves. She will remain as MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May appears to like a good puzzle as much as the next gal. Elizabeth May is just one of the people in this organization. The Attorney General’s job is to review the DPP’s decision to ensure that the evidence and legal principles are properly applied. Elizabeth May: We need an ... was that pressure had been brought to bear on Wilson-Raybould to give SNC-Lavalin a newly minted “get out of jail free” card. Giving them an out is the last thing we need. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! He is strategic, mischievous, ruthless, and convincing. We are in the throes of an ongoing effort to get a DPA for SNC- Lavalin.”. "We are not in a position to look back at mistakes made," said May. Forward by Email. OTTAWA — The Leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) has called on Ethics Commission Mario Dion and the Office of the Conflict of Interest to expand the inquiry into potential violation of the Conflict of Interest Act in efforts to influence the decision of the former Attorney General of Canada concerning the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Green Party Elizabeth May speaks to a crowd of supporters on election night in Victoria, B.C. Kinsella had been tapped to help the electoral chances of Elizabeth May, and for the first time in recent memory, a hired gun was getting as much attention as the leader he represented. December 9th, 2020, Elizabeth’s statement on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women Website Facebook Twitter Subscribe to podcast. It’s been noted that this issue, while not explicitly designed as such, has turned into a perfect “Liberal” trap that some NDP folks walked straight into. Justin Trudeau Canadian Politics Andrew Scheer SNC Lavalin 2019 federal election Elizabeth May Ipsos SNC Lavalin affair SNC Lavalin scandal Ipsos Poll. They've driven a wedge with their money based centrist politics. Elizabeth May reveals her extreme bias and revives her disapproval of Liberal PM Trudeau and his handling of SNC scandal. Green Party Leader of Canada Elizabeth May joined John Oakley to discuss. In Canada. Both Jane Philpott and Elizabeth May have had to find different ways of working in federal politics. So why isn’t this heavily reported by the media? ... NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party Leader 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 … While May celebrates wins from her base, her potential opposition sits in a precarious situation. Transcript; Chapters; Share; Embed; In playlist s. clip s. More from . UPDATED AGAIN MARCH 10 ; AND YET AGAIN MARCH 30 : For March 30 update scroll straight to end of this page — where there are also now updates for March 31 and April 2]. May defends Raitt, and allows PM to be maliciously falsely accused by Raitt of a major crime using Parliamentary privilege to do so with impunity. Latest Articles. By assigning ‘community service’ as a means to make the Corporation feel guilt and remorse. And under further examination, it’s still pathetic. There will be other news, of course. They don’t get that sort of protection, people do; and the people-victims of badly behaving corporate bosses need to see justice being served. Share on Facebook. 518 Confederation Building More from Global News Phone: 613-996-1119 Granted, it was for different reasons, but the politicians threatened the independence of the judiciary. No effort to reach out and see if there are other, just as capable engineering and construction firms able to the tasks. No one would minimize the deep distress of workers losing their jobs in Oshawa, writes Elizabeth May. Fax: 613-996-0850 Share on LinkedIn. Learn how your comment data is processed. They do not fit on the same table of ideas. Men like Kinsella are cut from a certain cloth. What it still seems most sensible to just call the SNC-Lavalin Affair 2019 (as in, eg, the Dreyfus Affair long ago in France) would be altogether beyond reason for … “We are not in a position to look back at mistakes made. Analysis. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS We … Elizabeth May introduces Jody Wilson-Raybould at her campaign event in Vancouver Wednesday. According to recent polls, Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party appears to be losing some steam, as many voters appear to be either moving past or forgetting about the disastrous Liberal SNC … The SNC-Lavalin matter has given Andrew Scheer his first sense of blood in the water. This matter has been debated online by several folks and since the first outbreak of this scandalous idea, Elizabeth May has walked back a couple of items; She’s recognized that the court (judge) has the jurisdiction to decide a sentence upon conviction. "We are in the throes of an ongoing effort to get a [deferred prosecution agreement] for SNC- … So, we’re to tell an affected first nation community that the badly behaving company is going to build them a new water system and the company is going to pay for it. David Suzuki, Elizabeth May, and Paul Manly on Kenney government's misleading TMX pipeline campaign - Duration: 36:13. Today’s SNC-Lavalin is a leader in exemplary ethical conduct. Browse . Perhaps that’s why she spent considerable time Tuesday morning in Surrey speaking to the SNC-Lavalin issue and sticking up for her fellow MP at the centre of the storm, the now-former Liberal Jody Wilson-Raybould. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I believe this proposal by Elizabeth May runs afoul of any solid effort on reconciliation. Either way, the SNC-Lavalin affair is now deeply entrenched in the political agenda. Print this page . “In the next Cabinet shuffle, restore Jody Wilson-Raybould as Minister of Justice and Attorney General, ask Jane Philpott to take up the reins at Indigenous Services, promote the current Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Board, Joyce Murray, to President of the Treasury Board and let Seamus O’Regan go to Veterans Affairs. On the fifth Anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Global Greens call for action not celebration, Green Party highlights the need for compassion in the repayment of emergency relief benefits, Green caucus votes against Conservative motion, Green Party of Canada joins Nova Scotia Greens in condemning the escalating violence against Mi’kmaq fishermen, Elizabeth asks Environment Minister to close Basel Convention loophole, Elizabeth’s statement on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, Green Caucus letter to Mins. Expelled Green party leadership candidate reinstated after pointing out E-mail: elizabeth.may@parl.gc.ca, Jobs & Volunteering Elizabeth May, Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh debate immigration and relations with the U.S. ... Elizabeth May answers a question about SNC-Lavalin × Close. She is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar in both Nova Scotia and Ontario. Greens believe that the opportunity to learn lessons starts with understanding the principle of prosecutorial independence. Kinsella had been tapped to help the electoral chances of Elizabeth May, and for the first time in recent memory, a hired gun was getting as much attention as the leader he represented. Justin Trudeau Saint John SNC Lavalin Jody Wilson-Raybould Elizabeth May Controversy Rothesay Wayne Long Saint John Rothesay Leave a comment Comments More from Global News Elizabeth May discusses pipelines, upcoming election, SNC-Lavalin scandal during Prince George visit The Green Party of Canada leader also touched on pipelines and other subjects Mar 3, 2019 2:56 PM By: Jess Fedigan View all posts by islander1974. Still, May brought the party from … Elizabeth May has resigned as Green Party Leader, after 13 years at the helm of the small environmentalist party. Ms. May said that Justin Trudeau still has an opportunity to restore Canadians’ trust. Where do we begin. 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