Ottawa, ON – As Parliament resumes, the Green Party of Canada is urging the federal government to act on multiple crises impacting Canadians every day.
“We must be honest with Canadians in regards to the coming storms – whether from extreme climate events or economic volatility. Coupled with the war in Europe, as Parliamentarians now we have to display a capability to face poly-crises,” said Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands.
A latest study warns the planet is reaching nine critical tipping points, two of that are happening in Canada, that can result in major, irreversible damage if drastic measures aren’t taken immediately.
“Poilievre’s bumper sticker solutions are worse than those of the Liberals – but no other party in parliament understands that the window on a livable world is closing in months – not many years. We’d like to offer Canadians solutions they will imagine in.”
Ms. May is constant work on her Private Members Bill C-226, an act to develop a national technique to assess, prevent, and address environmental racism and to advance environmental justice. The bill passed second reading within the House of Commons in June of this 12 months.
Kitchener Centre MP Mike Morrice is focusing his efforts to handle housing affordability by ending the commodification of the country’s housing supply through a latest Private Members Motion (PMM). He can be presenting a petition signed by 1000’s of individuals across the country.
“Institutional investors should spend money on the stock market, not in our housing supply,” said Kitchener Centre MP Mike Morrice. “We’d like to thrust back on large corporate investors who’re taking up our neighbourhoods, leading to increased housing costs for each renters and homebuyers.”
Morrice’s PMM will ask the federal government to finish financial incentives for corporate investors that leave young people and low-income people unable to access inexpensive housing of their communities.
Morrice can be proud to be a part of cross-party efforts to fast-track the reintroduction of the laws required for a latest Canada Disability Profit and can proceed to push for wide eligibility and quick motion on funding the profit.
“It’s unthinkable that in 2022 we still have over one million Canadians with disabilities living in legislated poverty. The governing party must display that it’s serious about funding this profit, having dangled it in front of the incapacity community for over two years now. Poverty didn’t take a summer recess.”
Interim Leader Amita Kuttner says after hearing from 1000’s of Canadians during their months-long national Reconnection Tour with Greens from coast to coast to coast, there have been key themes that stood out.
“It was concerning to listen to, but unfortunately not a surprise, that individuals are fearful about access to basic necessities: food, water, shelter, and healthcare,” said Dr. Kuttner. “As a substitute of temporary solutions that only work for just a few, we want long run and transformative solutions for local self-sufficiency and community empowerment.”
“We must be co-solving crises and preparing for future issues as they proceed to develop. If we do not get to the basis of the causes, and do not provide support for many who need it, any reprieve will likely be temporary.”
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Fabrice Lachance Nové
Senior Communications Advisor
MP Mike Morrice
Chief of Staff
Office of Elizabeth May, MP