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Elizabeth May, O.C.

Current Member of The House of Commons - Saanich--Gulf Islands, British Columbia

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1954-06-09

Place of Birth:  Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Profession | Occupation:  activist, executive director, lawyer, environmentalist, writer

Contact Information

Language Preference:  English

Parliamentary Address

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
  Phone: 613-996-1119
  Fax: 613-996-0850
  Email: Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Address

9711 Fourth Street, Suite 1
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 2Y8
  Toll Free: 1-800-667-9188
  Phone: 250-657-2000
  Fax: 250-657-2004
  Email: Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca


Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 2,605 days (7 years, 1 month, 18 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Central Nova Green Party of Canada 2008-10-14 Defeated
Saanich--Gulf Islands Green Party of Canada 2011-05-02 Elected
Cape Breton Highlands--Canso Independent 1980-02-18 Defeated
Saanich--Gulf Islands Green Party of Canada 2015-10-19 Elected
London North Centre Green Party of Canada 2006-11-27
(By-Election)
Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Green Party of Canada 2011-05-02 -  

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Critic
Area of Responsibility Term
Democratic Reform 2011-05 - 2014-02
Prime Minister 2011-05-02 -  
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform Member 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2015-12-03 -  )
Political Party Roles
Political Party Role Term
Green Party of Canada Party Leader 2006-08-26 -  

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

The tar ponds. Alternatives Journal. 27 (1):7 Winter 2001

Frederick Street: life and death on Canada's Love Canal. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers; 226 p. 2000

From Montreal to Kyoto: how we got from here to there - or not. Policy options. 24:14-18 Dec. 2002/Jan. 2003

Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada. Vancouver: Greystone Books; 240 p. 2014

Unlikely allies join to protect Canada's species at risk. Global Biodiversity. 8 (3):19-21 Winter 1998

The politics of climate change at the Montreal Conference: high stakes for the Martin government, the Kyoto Protocol and the future of the planet. Policy options. 27:27-32 Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006

At the cutting edge: the crisis in Canada's forests. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 431 p. 2005

A practical environmental education: shrinking ecological footprints, expanding political ones. Our Schools, Our Selves. 19 (1):17-25 Fall 2009

Global warming for dummies. Mississauga, Ont.: J. Wiley & Sons Canada; xviii, 362 p. 2008

Run for the cause: with cancer rates on the rise, it's time to persuade our government to protect us from the causes. Briar patch. 32 (10):7 Dec. 2003/Jan. 2004

The environment; from local to global in a cosmic blink of 25 years. Policy options. 26 (3):66 Mar./Apr. 2005

Budworm battles: the fight to stop the aerial insecticide spraying of the forests of eastern Canada / edited by Richards Rogers. [Tantallon, N.S.]: Four East Publications; 139 p. 1982

The environment: a place to visit. Women & Environments International Magazine. no. 60/61:8 Fall 2003

Living the law: legal tools for reshaping the environment. Women and environments. 13(2):10 Winter/Spring 1991

From brown to green. HazMat Management. 20 (4):18 Fall 2008

L'environnement : un enjeu devenu mondial en une milli-seconde cosmique. Options politiques. 26 (3):66 mars/avril 2005

The Green Party and the power of one. Policy Options. p. 48-52 Oct. 2011

The saga of bill C-30: from clean air to climate change, or not. Policy options. 28 (5):42 May 2007

Judgement at Rio. Policy options. 14 (7):12-5 Summer 1993

Why talk about women and the environment? A panel discussion. Women and environments. 13(2):10 Winter/Spring 1991

On the edge. The Canadian Forum. 6:20 Apr. 2000

Welcome to the tar ponds: where life is a political and scientific experiment. Briar patch. 31 (3):8 Apr. 2002

The tar ponds: twelve years after the coke ovens of Sydney, Nova Scotia, were closed down, the city's residents are still living with 700,000 tonnes of toxic ooze. Alternatives Journal. 27 (1):7 Winter 2001

How to save the world in your spare time. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 207 p. 2006

At the cutting edge: the crisis in Canada's forests; foreword by Farley Mowat; afterword by Glen W. Davis. Toronto: Key Porter Books; xv, 294 p. 1998

The adaptation deficit in water resource management. IDS Bulletin. 35(3):31-7 July 2004

Living law: legal tools for reshaping the environment. Women & Environments. 12 (3-4):32 Winter/Spring 1991

Losing confidence: power, politics, and the crisis in Canadian democracy. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart; 268 p. 2009

Wanted: climate change leadership. Oilweek. 58 (1):8 Jan. 2007

Paradise won: the struggle for South Moresby. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart; xv, 318 p. c1990

When Canada led the way: a short history of climate change. Policy options. 27 (8):49 Oct. 2006

Contact Information

Language Preference:  English

Parliamentary Address

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
  Phone: 613-996-1119
  Fax: 613-996-0850
  Email: Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Address

9711 Fourth Street, Suite 1
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 2Y8
  Toll Free: 1-800-667-9188
  Phone: 250-657-2000
  Fax: 250-657-2004
  Email: Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca


Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 2,605 days (7 years, 1 month, 18 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Central Nova Green Party of Canada 2008-10-14 Defeated
Saanich--Gulf Islands Green Party of Canada 2011-05-02 Elected
Cape Breton Highlands--Canso Independent 1980-02-18 Defeated
Saanich--Gulf Islands Green Party of Canada 2015-10-19 Elected
London North Centre Green Party of Canada 2006-11-27
(By-Election)
Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Green Party of Canada 2011-05-02 -  

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Critic
Area of Responsibility Term
Democratic Reform 2011-05 - 2014-02
Prime Minister 2011-05-02 -  
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform Member 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2015-12-03 -  )
Political Party Roles
Political Party Role Term
Green Party of Canada Party Leader 2006-08-26 -  

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

The tar ponds. Alternatives Journal. 27 (1):7 Winter 2001

Frederick Street: life and death on Canada's Love Canal. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers; 226 p. 2000

From Montreal to Kyoto: how we got from here to there - or not. Policy options. 24:14-18 Dec. 2002/Jan. 2003

Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada. Vancouver: Greystone Books; 240 p. 2014

Unlikely allies join to protect Canada's species at risk. Global Biodiversity. 8 (3):19-21 Winter 1998

The politics of climate change at the Montreal Conference: high stakes for the Martin government, the Kyoto Protocol and the future of the planet. Policy options. 27:27-32 Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006

At the cutting edge: the crisis in Canada's forests. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 431 p. 2005

A practical environmental education: shrinking ecological footprints, expanding political ones. Our Schools, Our Selves. 19 (1):17-25 Fall 2009

Global warming for dummies. Mississauga, Ont.: J. Wiley & Sons Canada; xviii, 362 p. 2008

Run for the cause: with cancer rates on the rise, it's time to persuade our government to protect us from the causes. Briar patch. 32 (10):7 Dec. 2003/Jan. 2004

The environment; from local to global in a cosmic blink of 25 years. Policy options. 26 (3):66 Mar./Apr. 2005

Budworm battles: the fight to stop the aerial insecticide spraying of the forests of eastern Canada / edited by Richards Rogers. [Tantallon, N.S.]: Four East Publications; 139 p. 1982

The environment: a place to visit. Women & Environments International Magazine. no. 60/61:8 Fall 2003

Living the law: legal tools for reshaping the environment. Women and environments. 13(2):10 Winter/Spring 1991

From brown to green. HazMat Management. 20 (4):18 Fall 2008

L'environnement : un enjeu devenu mondial en une milli-seconde cosmique. Options politiques. 26 (3):66 mars/avril 2005

The Green Party and the power of one. Policy Options. p. 48-52 Oct. 2011

The saga of bill C-30: from clean air to climate change, or not. Policy options. 28 (5):42 May 2007

Judgement at Rio. Policy options. 14 (7):12-5 Summer 1993

Why talk about women and the environment? A panel discussion. Women and environments. 13(2):10 Winter/Spring 1991

On the edge. The Canadian Forum. 6:20 Apr. 2000

Welcome to the tar ponds: where life is a political and scientific experiment. Briar patch. 31 (3):8 Apr. 2002

The tar ponds: twelve years after the coke ovens of Sydney, Nova Scotia, were closed down, the city's residents are still living with 700,000 tonnes of toxic ooze. Alternatives Journal. 27 (1):7 Winter 2001

How to save the world in your spare time. Toronto: Key Porter Books; 207 p. 2006

At the cutting edge: the crisis in Canada's forests; foreword by Farley Mowat; afterword by Glen W. Davis. Toronto: Key Porter Books; xv, 294 p. 1998

The adaptation deficit in water resource management. IDS Bulletin. 35(3):31-7 July 2004

Living law: legal tools for reshaping the environment. Women & Environments. 12 (3-4):32 Winter/Spring 1991

Losing confidence: power, politics, and the crisis in Canadian democracy. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart; 268 p. 2009

Wanted: climate change leadership. Oilweek. 58 (1):8 Jan. 2007

Paradise won: the struggle for South Moresby. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart; xv, 318 p. c1990

When Canada led the way: a short history of climate change. Policy options. 27 (8):49 Oct. 2006