Elizabeth May, July 2014
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Saanich—Gulf Islands
|Assumed office |
May 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Gary Lunn|
|Leader of the Green Party of Canada|
August 26, 2006 – November 4, 2019
|Preceded by||Jim Harris|
|Succeeded by||Jo-Ann Roberts (interim)|
Elizabeth Evans May
June 9, 1954
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Residence||Sidney, British Columbia, Canada|
|Alma mater||Dalhousie Law School (1983)|
|Occupation||Politician, lawyer, writer|
Elizabeth Evans May OC MP (born June 9, 1954) is an American-born Canadian politician. May was leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands. She is an environmentalist, author, activist, and lawyer, May served as the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006.
May ran for re-election in the 2015 federal election in the riding of Saanich–Gulf Islands and was successful in regaining her seat in Parliament. After the 2015 election, she was the only Green Party member in the House of Commons. This changed on May 6, 2019, when Paul Manly was elected. Manly became the second Green Party member in the House of Commons.
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- "Elizabeth May, again excluded, tweets her way into Munk debate conversation". cbc.ca. September 29, 2015.
- "Elizabeth May re-elected, leaving party with 1 seat". cbc.ca. October 20, 2015.
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- Zussman, Richard; Little, Simon (May 7, 2019). "Greens claim historic 2nd federal seat with upset byelection win in Nanaimo-Ladysmith". Global News. Retrieved May 18, 2019.