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Elizabeth May

The Politics of Green

Date:November 2011
Location:Canada
Topic:Politics

Elizabeth May, author of eight books, lifelong environmental activist, longtime Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada, and presently Leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Elizabeth May is Leader of the Green Party of Canada. An environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer, Elizabeth has been a leader in the environmental movement since she was a teenager, when she was part of a successful campaign to stop aerial insecticide spraying near her home on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

In a later attempt to prevent herbicide spraying, she and her family sacrificed their home and seventy acres of land in a lawsuit won by Scott Paper – but the suit delayed the spraying long enough to prevent the use of 2,4,5-T altogether.