The Crisis in Democracy


Elizabeth May, author of seven books including Losing Confidence: Power, Politics And The Crisis In Canadian Democracy and How to Save the World in Your Spare Time, is an environmentalist, lawyer, and leader of the Green Party of Canada. Elected as Canada’s first Green Party MP in 2011, she was chosen by a vote of all MPs as 2012 Parliamentarian of the Year and by Hill Times as 2013 Hardest Working MP. As youth participation plummets and a troubling cynicism towards democracy mounts, May discusses what can be done to prevent a slide into “elected dictatorships.