Elizabeth Evans May, OC, MP (born June 9, 1954) is an American-born Canadian Member of Parliament, environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, and the leader of the Green Party of Canada. She was the executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006. She became a Canadian citizen in 1978. May's permanent residence is in Sidney, British Columbia. Her family home is in Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton Island. On May 2, 2011, she became the first elected Green Party Member of Parliament in Canada, defeating the incumbent, Gary Lunn.
May was born in Hartford, Connecticutto a British father and American mother; she has a younger brother named Geoffrey.Her mother was a prominent anti-nuclear activist and one of the original founders of the peace group SANE, while her ...
Elizabeth May asked voters in her adopted riding to make history. And on Monday, voters in Saanich-Gulf Islands elected Canada’s first Green Party MP.
The Green Party Leader moved to the riding almost two years ago, hoping to make a breakthrough in a riding that has rarely sent a non-conservative candidate to Ottawa. The beneficiary of vote splitting among centre-left candidates, Ms. May was able to coalesce those votes – and then some.
“I stand here today as the first elected Green Member of Parliament in Canadian history,” Ms. May told a cheering crowd. She said she ...
Green party Leader Elizabeth May wondered Thursday how much better Canadian communities would be if there was better planning at the top levels of government.
May was speaking at the annual meeting of Canadian Association of Planning Students held at the University of Guelph. The conference, attended by 185 planning students from across the country, runs from Thursday to Saturday.
May did not attend the conference in person. She spoke via Skype on the internet.
May went on at length about how she felt the federal government’s stimulus package did not address the need for more and ...
Leading a federal party that doesn’t have a seat in the House of Commons must be a frustrating state of affairs for May. With years of failed policies and ignored warnings about climate change and environmental policies, May’s vision of a sustainable Canada is not in sync with the policies of today.“If we cared as much about the climate crisis as we cared about intellectual property rights, we could have a global agreement with teeth that constrained every country in the world from dumping pollution for free into the global commons, which is our atmosphere,” said May on ...
May 2014 Newsletter May 2013 Newsletter Celebrate Elizabeth’s Birthday! Our Elizabeth has a big birthday June 9th 2014. She is turning a vibrant and intellectually brilliant 60 years young! Thousands of us want to tell her how much she means to us, how effectively she expresses our values and aspirations in Ottawa and how much we appreciate her […]
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Join Elizabeth at Gordon Head Town Hall Event Date:
10 September 2014 - 7:00pm
Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada is holding a series of Town Halls throughout the riding in September. Town Halls will be held in the following communities: Central Saanich, Galiano, Gordon Head, Mayne Island, Pender Island, Saanich, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, and Sidney.
Ms. May looks forward to meeting her constituents and hearing about their concerns and priorities. As well, Ms. May would like to update constituents about her actions and work in the House of Commons on their behalf. It’s a great opportunity to meet Ms. May and ask questions.
Gordon Head Town Hall - Meet Your MP September 10th, 2014 from 7pm to 8:30pm at Gordon Head United Church, 4201 Tyndall Ave, Saanich.
Join Elizabeth at Gordon Head United Church
Live From the Rock Folk Festival Event Date:
9 August 2014 (All day)
Join Elizabeth May and Bruce Hyer at the Live From the Rock Folk Festival in Red Rock, Ontario for a weekend of great music (Elizabeth and Bruce will be there on Saturday Aug 8).
For more information, visit the Folk Festival website.
Live From the Rock Folk Festival
Passenger rail in Canada is in crisis There has been a lot of attention of late to what moves on Canada’s rails. Train derailments, disasters such as Lac-Mégantic and near-disasters, such as the railcars loaded with toxic diluents that were suspended on a crumbling bridge over the Bow River during the June Calgary floods, have focused on the threat of unsafe rail […]
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