Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May is an environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, leader of the Green Party of Canada, and Member of Parliament elect for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Elizabeth became active in the environmental movement in the 1970s.

Elizabeth is the author of seven books, including her most recent Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy.

She became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005, was elected Leader of the Green Party in 2006, and in May 2011 became the first Canadian Green Party candidate elected to office.

In November 2010, Newsweek Magazine named her “one of the world’s most influential women.” Elizabeth’s home is in Sidney, British Columbia.


Elizabeth May est environnementaliste, auteure, militante et avocate, chef du Parti vert du Canada, et députée de Saanich-Gulf Islands à la Chambre des communes. Elizabeth s'est impliquée dans le mouvement environnemental dès les années 1970.

Elizabeth est l'auteure de sept livres, dont le plus récent Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy a été publié en 2009 aux éditions MacLelland & Stewart.

Elizabeth a été nommée Officier de l’Ordre du Canada en 2005, avant d'être élue l'année suivante chef du Parti vert du Canada. En mai 2011, elle est devenue la première élue du Parti vert à faire son entrée à la Chambre des communes.

En novembre 2010, le magazine Newsweek a classé Elizabeth May parmi les femmes les plus influentes dans le monde. En 2012, ses collègues de la Chambre des Communes l'ont élue Parlementaire de l'année.

Entries by Elizabeth May

Why I Am Fighting Bill C-51

(85) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 1:27 PM

The reaction to Bill C-51 has been widespread and the opposition is growing. While its short title is the "Anti-Terrorism Act," it is both more and less than that.

It is less than "anti-terrorism" because it is likely to make us less safe. The act gives new powers to CSIS...

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Stop Stephen Harper's Assault on our National Parks

(17) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Unlike our current Prime Minister's attack on climate policy and push for every pipeline and tanker in sight, this one is flying under the radar. In fact, Conservative Party talking points make great claims of having expanded the national park system.

The following is from the Conservative Party website:


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I Spoke About Jian Before Knowing the Facts

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 7:01 PM

I tweeted my support for Jian yesterday before seeing the newspaper reported in today's Toronto Star. Due to my schedule in Parliament, I did not have a chance to read the Toronto Star story until after Question Period.

I have also read the clear legal analysis from Brenda...

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I Spoke About Jian Before Knowing the Facts

(45) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 6:58 PM

I tweeted my support for Jian yesterday before seeing the newspaper reported in today's Toronto Star. Due to my schedule in Parliament, I did not have a chance to read the Toronto Star story until after Question Period.

I have also read the clear legal analysis from Brenda...

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How I Became Leader of the Green Party

(35) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 8:23 AM

The following is an excerpt from Elizabeth's May's latest book Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada

It had to be the most embarrassing credit interview ever -- embarrassing both for me and for the woman from the Ottawa Women's Credit Union who had to ask the questions....

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Seems the Fraser Institute Didn't Quite "Get" My Letter to John Kerry

(21) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:38 PM

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...

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Why We Need a National Approach to Lyme Disease

(14) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 7:32 AM

I was saddened that HuffPost blogger Michael Kruse has misrepresented Bill C-442, my private members bill to develop a national approach to the growing threat of Lyme Disease. Up until his uninformed blog, it had been received as what it is -- a non-partisan, evidence-based effort to help thousands...

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The Senate Scandal Is Really Stephen's Scandal

(65) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 5:31 PM

I tweeted last night that Andrew Coyne had the best line of the day. In his Post Media column he called the senate events "edifying" and went on to describe the situation as one of "discreet blackmail" between Stephen Harper and Michael Duffy. He said such unsavoury business...

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What I Would Change About Politics in Canada

(84) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 8:02 AM

Leading up to Canada Day, the Huffington Post blog team asked prominent Canadians what they would change about one aspect of our country. We are publishing their answers in our series "What I'd Change About Canada" leading up to July 1.

Democracy is, as Winston Churchill once quipped, the...

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10 Reasons Why Harper Isn't Really Canadian

(759) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 4:15 PM

In a Global interview with Laura Stone, I am quoted as saying that Stephen Harper is "not Canadian."

Having lunch with a reporter on virtually no sleep is a high risk proposition, but I didn't say anything I didn't mean. I did make it clear that I was not saying...

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Canadian Officials Should Be Ashamed For Attacking Scientists

(46) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Earlier this week, our Minister for Natural Resources, the Hon. Joe Oliver, went to Washington on what the Canadian media mistakenly insists on calling a "charm offensive." It really cannot be described as having anything to do with "charm" when the minister, fresh from having told La Presse that scientists...

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What Does Joe Oliver Know About Science? Not Much

(168) Comments | Posted April 13, 2013 | 11:32 AM

Imagine you have this avuncular Uncle Joe. He doesn't read much about climate science, but he looks at the websites that tell you the whole thing is overblown and there's really no risk. It would become annoying. It would cast a shadow on the predictable dinner conversation at family gatherings...

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My Critics Favour "Truthiness" Over Fact

(18) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 9:29 AM

I don't know Mr. McCullough, but in reviewing his blogs he seems to have embraced the weary cynic style of punditry. The strange attack on me as a pointless entity, "The Stonehenge of Canadian politics" as he would have it, is riddled with the kind of errors that...

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I Stand Behind My Tweet Comparing Canada To North Korea

(527) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 2:40 PM

This is a larger, more esoteric blog than merely defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. But, okay, I am also defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence.

Some of the Twitter comment reminded me of something one of my...

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New and Improved Oil Spills!

(15) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 10:49 AM

Harper’s public relations and spin team hit Vancouver last week to unveil their super-duper enviro-protection plan for pipelines and tankers. Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and Minister of Transport Denis Lebel described their new regime for oil spill safety against the backdrop of the Port of Vancouver. On...

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Joyce Murray, I Salute You

(9) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 4:28 PM

Greens favour a cooperative strategy in the next federal election. We need to move away from First Past the Post (FPTP), to a voting system that will ensure every vote counts and that the popular vote will be reflected in the proportion of seats held by each party in the...

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No Time for a Victory Lap, Mr. President. Your Planet Is Calling

(13) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 9:27 AM

While there were some nail-biter moments, the overall trend of election night was one of increasing confidence that Barack Obama would hold on to the White House. However, no one can mistake the difference in tone and mood of Obama's 2008 victory night for "hope and change" and the 2012...

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Welcome Huffington Post, to Newsworthy B.C.!

(3) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 7:06 AM

Welcome to the new British Columbia edition of HuffPost. And welcome to B.C., HuffPost!

The hot news of the country is increasingly tilting west. The epic struggle to keep our coast line oil-free is dominating the headlines and who knows it better than experts like economist Robyn Allen...

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When it Comes to the Pipeline, Harper Talks in Circles

(50) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 12:10 PM

Yesterday in British Columbia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to sound a note of reason on the subject of the increasingly unpopular proposal to build 1,100 kilometres of pipeline through the northern British Columbia wilderness between the Alberta oil sands and a proposed super tanker port in Kitimat,...

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Bill C-38: The Tories' Soiled Green

(16) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 5:55 PM

The budget omnibus bill was best "described by Terry Glavin recently as a "statutory juggernaut that introduces, amends, or repeals nearly 70 federal laws."

What Canadians are beginning to realize is that the budget omnibus bill, or Bill C-38, is an outrage. There is much in...

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