Speaker: Elizabeth May
Climate Change Conference 2010, August 13-15, Toronto
Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada and environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer. She has been active in the environmental movement since 1970.
As Senior Policy Advisor to then federal Environment Minister, Tom McMillan, Elizabeth was instrumental in the creation of several national parks, including South Moresby. She was involved in negotiating the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer and new legislation and pollution control measures. Elizabeth is the author of over five books, Budworm Battles, Paradise Won: The Struggle to Save South Moresby, At the Cutting Edge: The Crisis in Canada’s Forests with Maude Barlow and Frederick Street; Life and Death on Canada’s Love Canal, and recently, How to Save the World in Your Spare Time. Elizabeth has been an Officer of the Order of Canada since 2005.