The leader of the Green Party will be giving a public talk entitled “1.5 to Stay Alive: Finding Hope in Dangerous Times” coming this Friday. On the 15th of March at 2:00p.m. in Brodie 4-47 the leader will be making it known to all students the challenges we all face in this economy and political climate.
Elizabeth May is an American born Canadian politician who has been in the political arena for quite some time. She is an environmental advocate first though and has spent a lot of her time since 1970 trying to defend the environment. She had graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1983 and also studied theology at Saint Paul University.
May has a long record for social justice of the environment and humans and is adamant about finding pragmatic economic solutions. In her earlier days she worked on getting rid of aerial insecticdes and other harmful gases. The Green Party leader spent a large portion of her life in Nova Scotia and much of her volunteer work and roots can be found there.
Elizabeth May has been a Senior Policy Advisor to the federal Environment Minister of 1986 and was instrumental in the creation of several national parks. She has been involved in the negotiating of many environmental deals across Canada, working to protect the ozone layer and limit pollution.
Elizabeth May has been the leader of the Green Party since 2006, was named one of the world’s most influential women in 2010 and in 2011 made history by winning the first Green Party seat in the House of Commons. She is now a MP representative of Saanich-Gulf Islands. This speech coming up on Friday is sure to be one of interest to anyone intrigued with politics or the environment!