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 ...
Seems the Fraser Institute Didn’t Quite “Get” My Letter to John Kerry The HuffPost blog from the Fraser Institute’s Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies, Kenneth Green, set out to make me look uninformed based on my submission to the U.S. State Department on the proposed Keystone pipeline. From his first words, “Recently, Green Party leader Elizabeth May orchestrated an open letter to United States Secretary of State […]
Democracy and Climate Action: A Grassroots Discussion with Elizabeth May Event Date:
6 April 2014 - 1:00pm
Action on climate change is being undermined by increasing threats to key democratic institutions. Come out and learn about the connections between democracy and climate change in Canada and how you can take local action. Become inspired by presentations from Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, as well as local organizations such as Toronto350, the Toronto Environmental Alliance, The Toronto Seed Library / Occupy Gardens, Green Majority Media, Friends of the Reform Act, Eradicating Ecocide, Climate Fast, Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Ranked Ballet Initiative, and No Line 9.
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Location: Room 5250, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
This free event is open to the public, for more information please see the event Facebook page
For Canadian youth, the future isn’t what it used to be “Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it, and by the same token save it from that ruin which except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and the young, would be inevitable. And education, too, is where we decide whether we […]
Energy Policy, Energy Security and Carbon: Are we capable of thinking like a country? - An evening with Elizabeth May Event Date:
11 April 2014 - 7:00pm
The Boreal Forest Network presents "Energy Policy, Energy Security and Carbon - Are we capable of thinking like a country?"
Elizabeth May, O.C., MP (Saanich–Gulf Islands) and Leader of the Green Party of Canada presents an important lecture on the future of energy policy in Canada.
There will, also, be a presentation from Stéphane McLaughlin, PhD., Environmental Studies, University of Manitoba, about his work with Indigenous Peoples in the Athabasca Delta and the results of a health and environment monitoring study conducted with western science and traditional knowledge.
Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB
For more information, visit the Event Facebook Page
Carbon and the future of Canadian Energy Policy - An evening wi