Born: June 9, 1954
Place of Birth: Hartforth, Connecticut, USA
Elizabeth May is one of Canada's foremost environmental activists.
Born in United States, she moved to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, when she was 18 years old.
She became involved in Nova Scotia environmental issues during the 1970's.
May graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1983 and became a member of the bar both in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
She was appointed as Senior Policy Advisor for the federal government's Environment Minister in 1986.
After losing a case to pulp companies using chemical sprays in forests, Elizabeth May seemed more determined to investigate
Since 1989, May has been Executive Director of the Board of Directors for the Sierra Club of Canada.
She was instrumental in prodding the federal government to move people away from the Sydney tar sands.
Elizabeth May has received numerous awards for her work including the prestigious International Earthcare Award from
the United States Sierra Club.
In addition, she has authored several books and is frequently a prominent speaker at various organizations and functions.
In August, 2006, Elizabeth May was elected leader of the Green Party, a national Canadian political party.
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St. Thomas University News Release
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