Elizabeth May announced today that she is stepping down effective immediately as leader of the Green Party of Canada.
The Deputy Leader of the party, Jo-Ann Roberts, will take over as interim leader.
May will stay on at MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, a post she has held since 2011.
On May 9, 2006, May entered the Green Party of Canada's leadership race. On August 26, 2006, May won the leadership election on the first ballot. She tallied 65.3% of the votes.