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 ...
Finance, Budgets And Shuffles In the last few weeks, there were a few shake-ups on the Canadian political scene. Allison Redford resigned as Premier of Alberta, the Supreme Court ruled that Stephen Harper’s new Quebec appointee did not meet the requirements of the Constitution, and his long-serving Finance Minister, playing that role since 2006, Jim Flaherty resigned. All three […]
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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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April 2014 Newsletter April 2014 Newsletter 1. What are your plans for Earth Day? 2. Wade Davis event – Do you have your tickets? 3. There’s still time to weigh in on Unfair Elections Act 4. Elizabeth May’s 60th Celebration 5. Lyme disease – what you need to know 6. Vehicle replacement strategies a hot topic at recent […]
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Green Train Rallies – Vancouver to Toronto Event Date:
15 July 2014 - 9:30am
Elizabeth May, Bruce Hyer, Green Party candidates, councillors and Green Party members and supporters will be boarding the Green Train in Vancouver on July 11th and picking up members across the country on the way to Fredericton. We are organizing rallies at Via Rail stations along the route to welcome Elizabeth and Bruce and wish them and their fellow passengers well on their journey. Please join us at this fun event, bring your green t-shirts, signs and banners. Elizabeth and Bruce want to meet you!!
NOTE: Stop lengths vary depending on location, ranging from 25 minutes to 2 hours; rallies will vary accordingly. Keep an eye on this page as we’ll constantly be updating information as it becomes available.
Friday July 11 – Tuesday July 15, 2014
Vancouver - Friday July 11, 6:30 pm, Pacific Central Station, 1150 Station St., Vancouver, BCKamloops - Saturday July 12, 6:00 am, Yellowhead