Elizabeth May has a long record as a committed and dedicated advocate — for social justice, for the environment, for human rights, and for economic pragmatic solutions. She is an environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer who has been active in the environmental movement since 1970. She is currently the leader of the Green Party of Canada and in the 2011 Election, Elizabeth made history by being the first Green Party candidate to be elected to the House of Commons. She now represents the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands.
I spoke with Elizabeth May by phone for the November 9, 2012 edition of Earthgauge Radio. She gave me her thoughts on the re-election of Barack Obama and what it means for Canada, the Conservative government’s new omnibus budget Bill C-45 and specifically their proposed changes to navigable waters legislation, the Cohen Commission report on the decline of salmon populations in BC and the looming Canada-China trade deal. Right click here to download.
I also caught up with Elizabeth May following her speech at the University of Ottawa on April 2, 2012. We discussed the federal Budget 2012 and what it means for environmental protection in Canada. Click the audio players below to hear this interview as well as her full speech.
Elizabeth May interview. Right click here to download:
Elizabeth May speech at the University of Ottawa (April 2, 2012). Right click here to download:
In 2009, I did another interview with Elizabeth on Parliament Hill in Ottawa following her speech at the International Day of Action on Climate Change. This interview was originally broadcast on CKUT radio in Montreal.
She talks about the woeful record of successive Canadian governments on climate change, why we have seen such little action at the political level and internationally and what we have to do to get back on track.
Elizabeth May interview (October 2009):