Keep your local members of parliament in mind when you head to the polls this year.
A bill that would provide additional legal protections for trans people is almost ready for its third reading. Although a rarity for opposition bills, C-279 has gathered support among all political parties, advocating for the inclusion of “gender expression” and “gender identity” in the Human Rights Act and under the hate crimes section of the
Newly-elected Green MP Elizabeth May plans on wasting no time in bringing issues of the environment and parliamentary reform to the House of Commons
History was made in the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands today as Canada elected its first Green member of Parliament. Elizabeth May credits her volunteers for helping her defeat the Tory incumbent.
As opposition parties working to achieve consensus in the House of Commons are accused of being a coalition, and of being undemocratic, the very process of democracy itself has been painted as an unnecessary bother.