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 ...
Royal Commonwealth Society Commonwealth Day Luncheon Event Date:
10 March 2014 - 12:00pm
Elizabeth May will be attending the Commonwealth Day luncheon celebration on March 10th, 2014 at Government House, hosted by the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.A Commonwealth Day message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be read by the Lieutenant Governor at the luncheon.Cost: Tickets are $55 per person and must be purchased before February 28th, 2014.Time: Doors to Government House will open at 11:45 a.m. for luncheon at 12noon.Dress: Business attire with full size medals.Please direct your reservation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment to Wendy Halliday, President, RCS Vancouver Island Branch. Please make checks payable to ‘RCS Vancouver Island Branch’ and mail to Wendy Halliday, 8191 Lochside Drive, Saanichton, BC, V8M 1T9250-544-1120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Why no MP should vote for the budget On second thought, this blog should be titled, “Why no self-respecting MP should vote for the budget.” And it’s not because it’s a “do nothing budget,” as the approved NDP messaging has it. Nor because it fails the middle class, as the Liberal messaging has it. Not even because it has some good things and […]
2014 Mallory Lecture at McGill University - Elizabeth May Event Date:
24 March 2014 - 5:00pm
As youth participation plummets and a troubling cynicism towards democracy mounts, Elizabeth May, O.C., MP, will discuss what can be done to prevent a slide into “elected dictatorships.”
Date: March 24, 2014
Time: 5:00 P.M.
Location: McGill Faculty Club (5450 McTavish), McGill University, Montreal, QC
Admission is free.
Event Website: 2014 Mallory Lecture: Elizabeth May
2014 Mallory Lecture at @McGillU - @ElizabethMay on the Crisis in Canadian Democracy
The globalization of the workforce It used to be understood that a healthy economy included low unemployment and available jobs right across the country. Pockets of persistently high unemployment would receive help in stimulus investments and in enhanced unemployment insurance coverage. Now, all that has changed. Just as ownership of raw resources is globalized, with multinationals from all around the […]