St. Thomas University’s McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy hosted the National Green Party Leader Elizabeth May on the evening of Monday, March 23 as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. May is an environmentalist, author, activist and lawyer.
At the lecture, she discussed women in politics, the role of the Green Party in Canadian society and the struggles of today’s federal politicians.
For many years, May has been a committed and dedicated advocate — for social justice, for the environment, for human rights and for economic pragmatic solutions.
She was elected Leader of the Green Party in 2006, and in May 2011, was elected Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, becoming the first Canadian Green Party candidate elected to office.
May is the author of eight books, including her most recent Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada.
In 2012, she was voted Parliamentarian of the Year, 2013 she was voted Hardest Working MP, and in 2014 she was voted Best Orator by her colleagues in the House of Commons.
Watch her lecture at St. Thomas University here.