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 ...
fabo - in poll Elizabeth Evans May
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 ...
cici - in poll Elizabeth Evans May
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 ...
taktek - in poll Elizabeth Evans May
Canada’s innovation is lagging
Canada’s economy needs greater innovation. And our commitment to reduce greenhouse gases needs a burgeoning clean-tech sector. These goals, environment and economy, are mutually supportive. It has been a persistent problem in Canada’s economic performance that innovation, as reflected in investments in research and development, is lagging. The fact that our competitiveness is tied to [...]
Canada 2020: How to sell carbon pricing to Canadians
17 April 2013 - 4:30pm
The magnitude of the carbon crisis is such that every possible tool needs to be available to policy makers as they craft their response.
The issue of carbon pricing is intensely polarized in Canada.
This panel will project forward and address the challenges and opportunities in moving beyond such polarization to develop a more constructive dialogue around carbon, climate and our energy future.
The event will be live streamed at http://www.canada2020.ca/live.
The Hon. Jean Charest, former Premier of Quebec, partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Kathryn Harrison, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia
Elizabeth May, M.P., Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Eric Newell, Chair of Alberta’s Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation, former Chancellor of the University of Alberta Bob Inglis, former U.S.
Scarborough Southwest ACE - AGA
26 April 2013 - 7:00pm
Où:Albert Campbell Library496 Birchmount RdToronto ON
Quand:Vendredi, avril 26, 2013, 7pm à 8pm
Scarborough Southwest ACE - AGA
Vancouver - Elizabeth May attending West Coast Oil and Pipeline Summit and Gala
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19 April 2013 - 6:00pm
On Friday, April 19th, 2013, with support from the Cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, Tsleil-Waututh Nation will be hosting a conference designed to stimulate discussion, explore clean energy alternatives, and raise public awareness about the expansion of the Canadian tar sands and oil industry transportation infrastructure.
This one day event will be held 3pm to midnight at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.
As a community at the terminus of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and with all of the controversy surrounding the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, Tsleil-Waututh felt it was time to organize a large scale “meeting of the minds” to allow for intelligent, respectful and informed debate on the economic and renewable energy alternatives to oil sands expansion in BC.