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Elizabeth May's Commentary

For Elizabeth's current articles, see Canadian Politics.

Japan's nuclear legacy and lessons for Canada

Mar 24, 2011

What does the Japanese power station disaster tell us about handling nuclear power in Canada? Some common sense ideas.

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Kairos - a knotty scandal

Feb 24, 2011

Elizabeth May uses her insider knowledge of Ottawa to make sense of the ins and outs of the refusal to fund the aid group.

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Hope in youth action

Dec 9, 2010

Elizabeth May finds hope for the future of leadership in the youth of today.

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Energy policy anyone?

Nov 25, 2010

Canada is the only country in the OECD without an official energy policy. Can 'energy super-power' Canada do its economy a favour and make better energy decisions?

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A prescription for a healthier democracy: ban political TV advertising

Nov 11, 2010

Elizabeth May's commentary on attack ads in political campaigns.

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How we lost to Portugal for the UN Security Council seat, and why

Oct 28, 2010

Elizabeth May's commentary on why Canada was unsupported in its bid for the first time in the history of the United Nations.

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GMO salmon: coming to a store shelf near you?

Oct 14, 2010

Although AquaBounty says there are no problems with its GM Atlantic Salmon, close to approval by US Food and Drug Administration, the fish would present major problems if farmed in the ocean.

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Harper's Hit List

Sept 30, 2010

The interplay of bureaucracy and politics has become dangerously unbalanced in Ottawa; competent, conscientious civil servants and agencies are becoming lost to democracy.

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The amazing salmon run - were we wrong to be worried?

Sept 16, 2010

Elizabeth May looks at the big picture in the salmon fishery.

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Foreign takeovers of Canadian corporations: should we care?

Sept 2, 2010

The impacts of selling off Canadian businesses.

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The future isn’t what it used to be

August 19, 2010

The impacts of global warming and building awareness for this new "Eaarth".

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Why is Canada spending $16 billion on fighter jets?

August 5, 2010

The defence minister does not understand Canadians' priorities.

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Abuse Of Power: Budget Bill As Contempt Of Democracy

July 22, 2010

How the culture and practices of Canadian parliamentary democracy are eroding through the use of omnibus bills.

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G20 – Was It Worth It?

July 8, 2010

Few real accomplishments, a lack of progress on climate change issues and the erosion of civil liberties cast a shadow over the 2010 summit in Toronto.

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Israel, Gaza, Antisemitism, and Common Sense: Sorting It Out

June 24, 2010

Distinguishing between anti-Semitic comments and legitimate criticism of the policies of the current government of Israel.

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An Opportunity Lost — Will Canada’s G8 And G20 Have Too Narrow A Focus?

May 27, 2010

The Canadian government's approach to both summits ignores the most pressing issues.

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‘Spill! Baby, Spill!’

May 13, 2010

Enthusiasm over drilling hardly dampened by environmental disaster.

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Trading away our climate

April 29, 2010

How do we successfully negotiate trade in tandem with environmental controls?

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Green transit: the local movement

April 15, 2010

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through regional transportation planning.

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The next ‘greener’ revolution:’ challenging the industrialized food model

April 1, 2010

Identifying agricultural 'progress traps' through the Galiano Community Food Programme’s ‘From Table to Field’ Conference.

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The bluest of budgets delivers a disappearing act

March 18, 2010

The 2010 federal budget lacks more than the Canadian flag on its cover.

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Talking About Ottawa: Fiscal Accountability

February 4, 2010

With a shut down of Parliament, the cry of ‘accountability’ is abroad and directed at arguably the most unaccountable prime minister in Canadian history.

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Pro-democracy vs. prorogation

January 21, 2010

Why Canadians care.

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Copenhagen Reflections: was anything accomplished?

January 21, 2010

A pothole rather than the end of the road: the host country's faulty efforts and Canada's bad behaviour.

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Tracking Copenhagen

December 17, 2009

Elizabeth May attends the conference for climate change in Copenhagen and discusses her observations.

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Local food: defending what's local, healthy and organic

December 3, 2009

What's best for nutrition and the environment is a difficult choice with so many factors impacting the growth and sustainability of our food.

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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve - the need to complete the job

November 19, 2009

Elizabeth May explains what needs to happen next for park completion and the importance of a surrounding marine protected area (stalled at at the feasibility stage).

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Countdown to Copenhagen

November 5, 2009

Anticipating the 2009 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Denmark.

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GDP: Economics As If Nothing Mattered

October 22, 2009

What does truly count in economic theory?

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Cod to Salmon

October 8, 2009

DFO is once again ignoring local knowledge and science in a fishery crisis. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May's look at the demise of the east coast cod, shows us what not to do about Pacific salmon.

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Elizabeth May: Canada fudges climate action at G8

July 16, 2009

By insisting on Canada's 2005 greenhouse gas emissions as a baseline instead of the 1990 baseline most countries agree upon, Canada has watered down G8 declaration.

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Book Review by Patrick Brown: A First Person View of Ottawa

June 4, 2009

Review of Elizabeth May's 2009 book, 'Losing Confidence: Power, Politics, and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy'

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