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This article is about the leader of the Green Party of Canada. For the Luxembourgian athlete, see Elizabeth May (athlete).
Elizabeth May in 2007.
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Elizabeth Evans May, LL.B, DHumL (h.c.), OC (born June 9, 1954) is the current leader of the Green Party of Canada. She is also an environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer. She was the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... The Green Party of Canada is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983. ... Motto Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn(Luxembourgish) We wish to remain what we are Anthem Ons Hémécht(Our Homeland) Royal anthem: De Wilhelmus 1 Luxembourg(circled) – on the European continent() – in the European Union() [] Capital (and largest city) Luxembourg Official languages French, German, Luxembourgish (de jure... Look up Athlete in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Elizabeth May (born July 27, 1983) is an athlete from Luxembourg. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1807 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1807 pixel, file size: 1. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... Aquatint of a Doctor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. ... Honoris causa (plural: Causae) is a Latin term meaning for the sake of honor, abbreviated as . ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Green Party of Canada is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983. ... Bold textHello ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... Sierra Club of/du Canada (SCC) is the Canadian affiliate of the United States-based Sierra Club. ...


May lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her daughter, Victoria Cate May, born in 1991. Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th...

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Background

May was born in Connecticut to affluent parents. Her mother was a prominent anti-nuclear activist and one of the original founders of the peace group SANE. May attended the prestigious Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut. Her family was rooted in the Welsh Congregationalist tradition of free thinking on religious beliefs.[1] The family moved to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1972. A failed family retail venture meant that May had to withdraw from university to help support her parents. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The anti-nuclear movement holds that nuclear power is inherently dangerous and thus ought to be replaced with safe and affordable renewable energy. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Sanity is a legal term denoting that an individual is of sound mind and therefore can bear legal responsibility for his or her actions. ... Miss Porters School, sometimes referred to simply as Farmington, is a preparatory school for girls, located in Farmington, Connecticut. ... Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1645 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Kathleen Eagen  - Council chairman Michael Clark Area  - City 74. ... Motto: Fortuna Non Mutat Genus (Circumstances Do Not Change Our Origin) Country Canada  Province Nova Scotia  Established 1995  - Mayor John W. Morgan  - Governing Body Cape Breton Regional Council  - MPs Rodger Cuzner, Mark Eyking  - MLAs Frank Corbett, Cecil Clarke, Gordie Gosse, Manning MacDonald, Alfie MacLeod, David Wilson Area    - Municipality 2,434. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian...


Once in Cape Breton, she became active in the fight against aerial herbicide spraying against the spruce budworm. May led a group of 15 landowners in a court fight against the forestry company which sought the spraying of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. Spruce Budworm is a group of closely related insects in the genus Choristoneura. ... 2,4-D (or 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a common systemic herbicide used in the control of broadleaf weeds. ... 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) is an herbicide used to defoliate broad leafed plants. ...


To publicize non-nuclear issues, May banded with a group of like-minded candidates to run in the 1980 federal election. The Small Party, as they called themselves, ran in eleven ridings, with May trying to unseat Allan J. MacEachen in Cape Breton Highlands-Canso. May came woefully short in her effort, polling only 272 votes.[2] Allan Joseph MacEachen (born July 6, Canadas elder statesmen and was the first Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. ...


In light of her legal action, May resumed her university studies as a mature student, majoring in law. She graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1983. Following her graduation Mr. Justice Merlin Nunn delivered his decision on May's case with the verdict being given in the forestry company's favor. The judge ordered the group to pay the company damages and legal expenses running to an estimated $500,000. Faced with losing their land and savings, in addition to the $180,000 they had already spent on the case, May led a group to the company's headquarters in Sweden to force the company into settling for a lesser amount. The group scored a public relations victory when Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme met with the group and expressed his displeasure with the company's plan to use herbicides that were banned in Sweden in one of their overseas operations. The resulting settlement gave relief to the landowners but not to May, who was out $15,000 in property and costs she had incurred while handling the case. The Dalhousie Law School, part of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada was established in 1883, making it the oldest university Common Law School in the Commonwealth of Nations. ... Sven Olof Joachim Palme ( ) (January 30, 1927 – February 28, 1986) was a Swedish politician. ...


The irony is that the herbicides May fought against were banned by the time the case was settled.


Following her defeat, May moved to Ottawa in 1985 where she became active with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, as well as representing Pollution Probe and Friends of the Earth. During this time May helped found the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund, with the aim of funding groups and individuals in environmental cases. Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8... Friends of the Earth is an international network of environmental organizations in 70 countries. ...


She began work as an environmental lawyer advising Tom McMillan, Brian Mulroney's Environment minister in 1986. During this time she worked as a liaison between environmental groups and the government. Her time as a policy advisor was not without some controversy. Some environmental groups, at the time, suggested anonymously in The Toronto Star that May favored Toronto-based applications and they may lose funding if they were not more favorable to the government's proposals.[3] May did receive praise from David Suzuki for her work on the Ellesmere National Park, South Moresby National Park Reserve, Grasslands National Park and the ozone protocol files.[4] She resigned, in 1988, from her post after learning that the government's plan for Grasslands National Park meant granting permits for the Rafferty-Alameda Dams in Saskatchewan without performing environmental assessments in exchange for the parkland and the translation of Saskatchewan's statutes into French.[5] The Honourable Thomas Michael (Tom) McMillan (born October 15, 1945) is a Canadian political scientist and former politician. ... {{Infobox Prime Minister | name=The Rt. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of the Environment (French: Ministre de lEnvironnement) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments environment department, Environment Canada. ... The Toronto Star is a major metropolitan newspaper produced in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Dr. David Suzuki David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC, OBC, BA, Ph. ... Grasslands National Park (Parc national des Prairies in French) is one of Canadas newest national parks and is located in southern Saskatchewan along the Montana border at N49. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples strength) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area Ranked 7th...


May's family home is in Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. [6] May is friends with Bill Clinton and is a supporter of the NGO Help Lesotho. [7] // The term Cape Breton appears in several different things: Geographic locations Cape Breton Island, a Canadian island on the Atlantic Ocean coast Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Logo Help Lesotho is a non-governmental organization that was created in 2004 by Dr. Peg Herbert. ...


Sierra Club of Canada executive director

In 1989, May became the founding executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada.[8] Executive director is a title given to a person who is the head of an executive branch of an organization or company. ... Sierra Club of/du Canada (SCC) is the Canadian affiliate of the United States-based Sierra Club. ...


May sits on the boards of the International Institute of Sustainable Development and Prevent Cancer Now!. She is also a former vice-chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...


In 2001, May went on a 17-day hunger strike to protest the government's failure to clean up the Sydney tar ponds in Cape Breton. As a result the Federal government pledged to relocate people living nearby to a safer location.[9] A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt or to achieve a goal such as a policy change. ... The Sydney Tar Ponds are a hazardous waste site on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... // The term Cape Breton appears in several different things: Geographic locations Cape Breton Island, a Canadian island on the Atlantic Ocean coast Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


After that, May was involved in lobbying Paul Martin, then Minister of Finance, claiming that she was instrumental in convincing him that GDP was not a viable measure of economic performance, a position Martin clearly advanced in public in Canada through 2003.[10] Paul Edgar Philippe Martin (born August 28, 1938) was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and a former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... The Minister of Finance is one of the most important positions in the Cabinet of Canada. ...


When Martin became Prime Minister of Canada in late 2003, he was however circumspect on this point, and his replacement in Finance, Ralph Goodale, was concerned mostly to cut Canada's debt to GDP ratio, which was already the lowest in the world. May rallied and repeated her conversion feat, and by February 2005 Goodale announced "the greenest budget ever" with May at his side, representing the Green Budget Coalition.[11] The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Ralph Edward Goodale, PC , MP, BA , LL.B (born October 5, 1949, in Regina, Saskatchewan) was Canadas Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2006 and continues to be a Liberal Member of Parliament. ... The debt to GDP ratio is the National Debt divided by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ...


May was also involved in international lobbying. She said that the Montreal Action Plan (which came out of the 2005 UN Climate Change Conference) was "a set of agreements that may well save the planet". [12] She counts Bill Clinton, who attended the Montreal Conference in 2005 at her request, among her contacts; Clinton became acquainted with May and her parents (then living in Connecticut) while a student at Yale University in the 1960s. In his conference speech Clinton thanked May for inviting him to Montreal. Clinton's presence was instrumental in getting the US to agree to talks on climate change for the first time. The Montreal Action Plan is an agreement hammered out at the end of the UN conference on climate change in Montreal to extend the life of the Kyoto Protocol beyond its 2012 expiration date and negotiate deeper cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ...


May resigned as the Sierra Club's executive director in April 2006, intending to step down that June. As one of her last major acts in this post she participated in a poll of experts that determined that Brian Mulroney was Canada's "greenest" Prime Minister for an award presented by Corporate Knights magazine, due in part to his influence over the US on acid rain. For her prominent role in this initiative, May took some criticism from leftist commentators and environmentalists. However, as Mulroney himself noted, she saw him as "the best of a bad bunch", and the timing of the event was calculated to pressure current Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper to improve his environmental policies in the spring 2006 federal budget. This was May's last public nonpartisan announcement. {{Infobox Prime Minister | name=The Rt. ... The January 2006 Issue of Corporate Knights (Forestry Issue) Corporate Knights Inc. ... The term acid rain also known as acid precipitation is commonly used to mean the deposition of acidic components in rain, snow, dew, or dry particles. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


Leader of Green Party of Canada

On May 9, 2006 May entered the Green Party of Canada's leadership race. [13] She announced her intent to make the Party "a force" and "would have influence" and "rock this country's politics in a way no other party ever has". She cited the "major planetary catastrophe" and "climate crisis" and the "crisis of democracy" as primary issues. "I find myself despairing when I see four men in suits engaging in a debate where nothing important is said… if the voters get to hear a whole bunch of really exciting new ideas, they might like them… instead of trying to do a calculation of who they hate the least." [14] May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (130th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... On March 29, 2006 it was announced, in accordance with the Green Party of Canada constitution that there would be a leadership contest held August 24-27, 2006 in Ottawa. ...


On August 26, 2006, May won the leadership election on the first ballot. She tallied 65.3% of the votes beating her main rival, David Chernushenko (33.3%) and Jim Fannon (0.88%). She said one of the main platforms for the next election would be to renegotiate NAFTA. She also said that she would insist on the party being represented on the televised debates.[15] At the time of her election as leader, May said she intended to run in the riding of Cape Breton-Canso in the next federal election, although she also said she would stand in a federal byelection if one occurred prior to the next general election.[16] August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (239th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... David Chernushenko at age 40 David Chernushenko is a businessman and politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Green Party of Canada is intending to run a full slate of 308 candidates in the 2006 Canadian federal election. ... Nafta or NAFTA may refer to: an acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement an acronym for the New Zealand Australia Free Trade Agreement the town/Tokyo of Nafta, Tunisia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Cape Breton—Canso is the name of a federal electoral district in Canada. ... Conservative leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ...


London North Centre by-election

In the fall of 2006, London North Centre Member of Parliament Joe Fontana announced he was resigning his seat to run for Mayor of London, Ontario. Prime Minister Stephen Harper scheduled a by-election for that seat on November 27, 2006, and May stood as the candidate for the Green Party. She shocked some analysts when she finished second to Glen Pearson of the Liberal Party, ahead of the Conservative and NDP candidates. May's showing in this by-election is by far the best result, percentage-wise, ever achieved by the Green Party of Canada. She received 9,864 votes, about 26% of the total votes cast.[17] London North Centre (formerly known as London—Adelaide) is a federal electoral district in the province of Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Law & Order, see Joe Fontana. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Nickname: Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Glen Douglas Pearson is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...


Stance on abortion

Although the Green Party's official policy on abortion is pro-choice, while speaking to the Sisters of St. Joseph during the London by-election, May stated that she personally sees the issue as a "moral dilemma" and not "clear-cut black-and-white". May, who is a Christian, further stated her personal views, "I'm against abortion. I don't think a woman has a frivolous right to choose". In the past, May reported, she has "talked women out of having abortions". She further stated, "I would never have an abortion myself, not in a million years. I can't imagine the circumstances that would ever induce me to it". However, on the other side of the issue, May believes that they must be legal and available, because "If we make them illegal, women will die".[18] Following reports of May's statements, prominent Canadian feminist Judy Rebick announced that she was withdrawing her previous support of May and the Green Party due to May's questioning "the most important victory of the women's movement of my generation". [19] Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ... The Sisters of St. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Feminism is a collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies largely motivated by or concerned with the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. ... Judy Rebick in 2005. ...


Responding to Judy Rebick’s open letter, Elizabeth May explicitly reaffirmed that she supported a woman's right to access a safe and legal abortion and that “I never said a woman's right to choose trivialized anything. Not ever.” To clarify the misunderstanding around the Green Party’s recently approved Pro-Choice/Pro-Life position, Elizabeth May further wrote “Some feminist scholars have pointed out that the slogan 'right to choose' focuses on too narrow a context. What are a woman's real rights in society? Where are our economic rights? While a woman must have the right to terminate a pregnancy, what of the larger context? What about the on-going struggle to create a truly equal relationship of sexual equality that might (would) help avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place? What about the responsibility of both sexual partners to avoid unwanted pregnancy (and while on the topic, to avoid sexually transmitted diseases that would be reduced through use of condoms)? I believe that respectful dialogue is possible even around such an emotionally charged issue as this. Not every opponent of legal abortions is unthinking. Neither is every supporter of legal abortion unwilling to acknowledge the moral complexity of the issue. Some common ground could be found, I believe, when the discussion shifts to a broader context”. [20]


40th Canadian federal election

On March 17, 2007, May announced that she will run in the Nova Scotia riding of Central Nova, in the forthcoming federal election. [21] Central Nova is located on mainland Nova Scotia, rather than Cape Breton Island where May once lived. However, it is adjacent to the Cape Breton-Canso riding in which May previously expressed interest, and overlaps with the area covered by the former Cape Breton Highlands—Canso riding in which she ran in 1980 [22] as founder of the "Small Party", precursor to the Green Party of Canada. [23] It is currently held by Conservative Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay. May has explained that she chose Central Nova to avoid running against a Liberal or NDP incumbent. [24] She acknowledged, however, that this would be a more difficult riding for her to win than others she had considered. [25] The Green Party received less than 2% of the vote in Central Nova in 2006. [26] Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian... Central Nova in relation to the other Nova Scotia ridings Central Nova is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. ... Conservative leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ... Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada NASA landsat photo of Cape Breton Island Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn, Míkmaq: Únamakika, simply: Cape Breton) is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America. ... Cape Breton Highlands—Canso was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Nova Scotia. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations department, Foreign Affairs Canada. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, BA, LL.B, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ...


On April 12, 2007, Liberal leader Stéphane Dion announced that the Liberals would not run a candidate in Central Nova in return for May endorsing Dion for Prime Minister and the symbolic gesture of the Greens not running a candidate in Dion's safe Saint-Laurent—Cartierville riding. [27] [28] May earlier attempted to broker a deal with the NDP, by contacting Stephen Lewis to setup a meeting with party leader Jack Layton. Lewis and Layton rejected the notion outright. When the May-Dion deal was announced, it was criticized by the Conservatives and NDP.[29] [30] One of May's paid political advisors, Don Baril, also resigned over the deal. [31] Wikinews has news related to: Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Stéphane Maurice Dion, PC, MP, BA, MA, Ph. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Central Nova in relation to the other Nova Scotia ridings Central Nova is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. ... Saint-Laurent—Cartierville is the name of a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada. ... Stephen Lewis at a public speaking engagement on April 25, 2001. ... John Gilbert Jack Layton, PC, MP, PhD (born July 18, 1950) is a social democratic Canadian politician and current leader of Canadas New Democratic Party (since 2003). ...


Controversial Statements

In April 2007, Elizabeth May was reported to have made statements in a speech to a London Ontario United church congregation comparing Prime Minister Stephen Harper's stance on the environment "a grievance worse than Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of the Nazis". Her alleged statement drew criticism from the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Conservative Party that the use of Nazi analogies was inappropriate. While Opposition leader Stephane Dion refused to respond to Harper's request for him to distance himself from May and these remarks during Question Period, Dion did state to reporters outside Commons that May should withdraw the remarks, and that the Nazi regime is beyond any comparison. [32]


In a Green Party of Canada press release Elizabeth May stated that she was referencing comments made by journalist George Monbiot a few days earlier at the Toronto Green Living Show[33], saying that he "echoed the views of many people around the world when he expressed his deep distress at Canada's abdication of responsibility in the current climate crisis. As a failure of leadership and moral courage, he compared it to the appeasement efforts of Neville Chamberlain. I made reference to Mr. Monbiot’s statement to highlight the damage being done to Canada’s international reputation, something that should concern all Canadians."[34][35]


Both Prince Charles and Britain’s foreign secretary, Margaret Beckett, are on record recently making similar analogies. [36]


The reaction to May's comments led to a Macleans.ca story[37] recounting several instances of politicians on record using Chamberlain analogies, including NDP leader Jack Layton, Liberal MP Robert Thibault, and Conservative MP Peter MacKay. [38]


Electoral Record

London North Centre by-election, November 27, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Glen Pearson 13,285 34.86% -5.28%
     Green Elizabeth May 9,845 25.84% +20.38%
     Conservative Dianne Haskett 9,327 24.48% -5.48%
     New Democrat Megan Walker 5,365 14.08% -9.62%
Progressive Canadian Steven Hunter 146 0.38% -0.09%
     Independent Robert Ede 78 0.20% -
     Canadian Action Will Arlow 53 0.14% -
Total 38,123 100.00%
Cape Breton Highlands—Canso federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Allan J. MacEachen 18,262 50.40% +2.30%
     Progressive Conservative Bill Kelly 12,799 35.32% -3.44%
     New Democrat William J. Woodfine 4,902 13.53% +0.39%
     Independent Elizabeth May 272 0.75% *

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Honours and awards

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Selected works

  • Budworm battles : the fight to stop the aerial insecticide spraying of the forests of eastern Canada (with Richard E.L. Rogers). 1982. Four East Publications. ISBN 0-969-0041-5-X
  • Paradise Won: the struggle for South Moresby. 1990. McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-5772-5
  • Frederick Street: life and death on Canada's Love Canal (with Maude Barlow). 2000. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 0-00-200036-9
  • At the cutting edge: the crisis in Canada's forests. 2005. Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55263-645-3
  • How to Save the World in Your Spare Time. 2006. Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55263-781-6

Maude Barlow Maude Victoria Barlow (born May 19, 1947) is a Canadian author and activist. ...

References

  1. ^ June Callwood, "Young lawyer's resolve honed by bitter environmental fight", The Globe and Mail, March 12, 1986, p. A2.
  2. ^ James Rusk, "May vs. MacKay," Globe and Mail March 19, 2007.
  3. ^ David Israelson , "Dispute over Ontario pollution bill is part of rift in ecology momement", Toronto Star, December 28, 1986, p. B7.
  4. ^ David Suzuki , "She helped keep Cape Breton free of pesticide spraying", Globe and Mail, March 4, 1989, p. D4.
  5. ^ Interview with Elizabeth May, Sept. 1990
  6. ^ Ottawa Citizen. "May ponders battle with Baird", March 16, 2007. 
  7. ^ Help Lesotho 2006 Calendar. Retrieved on April 16, 2007.
  8. ^ Library of Canada biography
  9. ^ Sierra Club news release on hunger strike
  10. ^ Green Party Leadership Debate, June 21, 2006
  11. ^ Liberal budget announcement, 2005
  12. ^ "Climate-change conference ends with key deals", CBC News, December 10, 2005.
  13. ^ Dennis Bueckert, "Veteran environmentalist ponders Green Party leadership run," Toronto Star, April 14, 2006
  14. ^ quotes from a CBC Radio One replay of her announcement on May 9, 2006.
  15. ^ "Renegotiate NAFTA, new Green party leader says" CBC News, August 26, 2006.
  16. ^ "New Green leader to try for a seat in Cape Breton," Canadian Press, August 27, 2006.
  17. ^ London North Centre 2006 byelection results from Elections Canada
  18. ^ David Akin, "Elizabeth May and abortion," CTV Politics Blog, December 11, 2006.
  19. ^ Judy Rebick, "Rebick withdraws any support for May", rabble.ca, December 20, 2006.
  20. ^ Elizabeth May, "Looking for Common Ground", rabble.ca, December 22, 2006.
  21. ^ CTV News. "Green Party leader to run against Peter MacKay", March 18, 2007. .
  22. ^ Parliament of Canada, History of Federal Ridings
  23. ^ Green Party of Canada history article
  24. ^ Susan Delacourt, Taking on MacKay: Is it May madness? Toronto Star, March 19, 2007.
  25. ^ James Rusk, "May vs. MacKay," Globe and Mail May 19, 2007; See also "May tilts at wrong political windmill," Toronto Star, May 23, 2007 (editorial criticizing May's decision to run in Central Nova).
  26. ^ Central Nova 2006 general election results from CBC Canada Votes 2006.
  27. ^ London Free Press. "The Liberal leader and the Green party leader have agreed not to run candidates against each other", April 13, 2007. 
  28. ^ CBC News. "Liberals agree not to run candidate against Green leader", April 12, 2007. 
  29. ^ Globe and Mail. "Dion, May confirm election deal", April 13, 2007. 
  30. ^ New Democratic Party. "Jack Layton on the Liberal – Green deal", April 13, 2007. 
  31. ^ Allan Woods, "Green party strategist resigns over pact," Toronto Star, April 17, 2007.
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  40. ^ Mount Saint Vincent University honour roll
  41. ^ Renowned Environmental Leader To Speak At UNB's Renaissance College
  42. ^ UN Global 500 directory
  43. ^ Order of Canada citation

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