Elizabeth May steps down as Green Party Leader


Elizabeth May steps down as Green Party Leader


Nov. 8, 2019

Global Korean Post


Green Party Leader Elizabeth May announced that she is stepping down after leading the party through her fourth national election campaign.


Deputy Leader Jo-Ann Roberts has been appointed interim leader.

The party will launch a leadership contest early in the New Year, culminating in October at the party’s biennial convention in Charlottetown PEI.


“Elizabeth May has been a powerfully positive force for the Green Party and for Canada,” said Ms. Roberts. “For 14 years she has dedicated her life to promoting Green values and policies. She has been a tireless advocate for the environment, social justice and Indigenous rights. Under Elizabeth’s leadership the party has grown from a small group of grassroots activists to a political force on the national stage. She has ignited a movement.”


Elected as Leader of the Green Party in 2006, Elizabeth May became its first Member of Parliament in 2011, representing the Vancouver Island riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands. Ms. May was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her decades of leadership in the Canadian environmental movement.