It's about building bridges instead of walls
It's about finding solutions that will stand the test of time
It's about engaging the citizens of Canada to build a better world
It's about inter-generational equity and offering hope to younger generations that their future will be bright
It's about taking responsibility and participating in our democratic processes
It's about people and all the life that shares this precious planet with us
It's about closing the income gap and providing real opportunity for all
We are committed to building a new economy that values the contributions of the individual within a community, that protects the bounty of our ecosystem, that respects the boundaries of a finite world, and that provides opportunities for all life on earth to thrive.
In this we follow in Elizabeth's footsteps.
Elizabeth May, O.C., is our M.P. and Leader of the Green Party of Canada. She received the honour of being made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 for her achievements on protecting the environment. Elizabeth has represented the constituency of Saanich Gulf-Islands since her election to parliament in 2011. She is widely recognized for her work on behalf of our riding and all Canadians.
The Saanich Gulf Islands Green Party is made up of volunteers who believe in a new democracy that values the citizens of this earth and the ecosystem on which they depend. We engage communities of volunteers to influence change in Ottawa. You can support our efforts by joining our volunteer team or helping to fund our activities.
For more details on the Green Party of Canada platform, see Vision Green.
Elizabeth May - Brief Biography
Elizabeth May is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada and its first elected Member of Parliament, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands in southern Vancouver Island since 2011. Elizabeth is an environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer, who has a long record as a dedicated advocate — for social justice, for the environment, for human rights, and for pragmatic economic solutions.
Born in Connecticut then moving to Nova Scotia with her family in 1973, Elizabeth grew up working in her family’s small business, a restaurant and gift shop on the Cabot Trail. She first became known in the Canadian media in the mid-1970s, through her leadership as a volunteer in the grassroots movement against proposed aerial insecticide spraying on forests near her home on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her efforts helped prevent aerial insecticide spraying from ever occurring in Nova Scotia.