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 ...
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
Join Elizabeth at Galiano Town Hall Event Date:
20 February 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 January and February.
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.
Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.
Location: Galiano Community Hall, 141 Sturdies Bay Road, Galiano Island, V0N 1P0
Join @ElizabethMay at Galiano Town Hall
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