Elizabeth May on Making a Difference

Publication Source: Saanich Voice Online
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Author: Judy Barlow

When Stelly’s students Kai Barlow and Lexi Haggstrom heard that Member of Parliament representing Saanich-Gulf Islands Elizabeth May had agreed to an interview with Saanich Voice Online, they had a couple of questions they too wanted to ask her, not as a politician, but as an environmentalist/activist. In essence: how to effect change and really make a difference.

Ms May welcomed the questions and had some encouraging and inspiring words, not just for the two teens, but for anyone who wants to make a difference that really matters.

The key, according to May, lies in making your voice heard. “You live in a democracy,” Elizabeth emphasizes, “and even before you can vote you have freedom of speech.”

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