Elizabeth May

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Elizabeth May
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Elizabeth May, July 2014
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saanich—Gulf Islands
Assumed office
May 2, 2011
Preceded byGary Lunn
Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Assumed office
August 26, 2006
Preceded byJim Harris
Personal details
BornElizabeth Evans May
(1954-06-09) June 9, 1954 (age 64)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyGreen
ResidenceSidney, British Columbia, Canada
Alma materDalhousie Law School (1983)
OccupationPolitician, lawyer, writer

Elizabeth Evans May OC MP (born June 9, 1954) is an American-born Canadian politician. May is 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.

On May 2, 2011, she became the first member of the Green Party of Canada to be elected as a Member of Parliament.[1]

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.[2] She is the party’s only member that will sit in the House of Commons.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Elizabeth May, again excluded, tweets her way into Munk debate conversation". cbc.ca. September 29, 2015.
  2. "Elizabeth May re-elected, leaving party with 1 seat". cbc.ca. October 20, 2015.
  3. "Federal Election 2015: Elizabeth May's acceptance speech". Global News.