A Little More About Elizabeth May #CDNpoli #elxn43


Elizabeth May has served as leader of the Green Party of Canada since 2006 and Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands since 2011.

An environmentalist, author, activist, and lawyer, May founded and served as the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006.

May is currently the longest-serving leader and the longest serving leader as a female of a Canadian federal party.

May has one daughter with former partner Ian Burton, Victoria Cate May Burton, who was the Green candidate in Berthier—Maskinongé in 2015, losing to NDP incumbent Ruth Ellen Brosseau.

On November 27, 2018, May announced her engagement to John Kidder, brother of actress Margot Kidder and one of the founders of the Green Party of British Columbia.

Kidder had previously run as the 2011 federal Liberal candidate in Okanagan—Coquihalla and as the 2013 BC Green candidate in Fraser-Nicola.

May and Kidder married on April 22, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia.

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