May Joins Climate-Change Activists for Urgent Awareness Hunger Strike

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands will join seven, non-partisan climate-change activists in front of Centre Block at noon, Tuesday, September 25, to show her support for their courageous hunger strike.

The activists launched their 12-day Parliament Hill fast on September 21 and will continue until October 2. May began her solidarity fast yesterday and will continue for four days until Thursday.

“I have joined this awareness hunger strike because we need climate-change policies and action now! The past few months of droughts, hurricanes, bad harvests, and the Arctic ice melt have made me more concerned than ever about the future of our planet,” said May.

“We have two patterns colliding,” the Green Party Leader warned. “One is the aggressive push toward expanded fossil-fuel extraction and use. The other is the obvious messages nature is sending that business as usual just isn’t possible. Fasting along with these brave Canadians is the least I can do under the circumstances.”

May and the activists hope that support for the hunger strike will build over two weeks and other concerned Canadians will join this critical awareness initiative. They will be available for photo opportunities and interviews.