April 20, 2021
OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Annamie Paul congratulates Elizabeth May on being acclaimed as the party’s candidate in Saanich-Gulf Islands for the next federal election.
Ms. May was elected to represent the Vancouver Island riding in 2011. She was Canada’s first elected Green and only the second Green in the world to be elected in a country with a first-past-the-post electoral system. She was re-elected in 2015 and 2019.
One of Canada’s best known parliamentarians and a life-long environmental advocate, Elizabeth May is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2005 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her decades of leadership in the Canadian environmental movement.
“In addition to her many years of advocacy for the environment and other important issues, Elizabeth has been an outstanding MP for her constituents in Saanich-Gulf Islands,” said Ms. Paul. “The next Parliament will benefit immensely from the acumen of MPs like Elizabeth as we navigate a recovery that will set the stage for decades to come.”
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