MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands
Parliamentary Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Elizabeth May is considered one of Canada’s best known parliamentarians and a life-long environmental advocate. She is currently the Parliamentary Leader of the Green Party of Canada, representing the southern Vancouver Island riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands on the territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation. Before running for elected office, she worked as a lawyer, a governmental policy advisor and Executive Director of Sierra Club of Canada (1989-2006).
Elizabeth was the ninth leader of the Green Party of Canada (2006 – 2019) and the primary Canadian Green to be elected. Since taking her seat within the House of Commons in 2011, she has been a number one voice for motion on climate change, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and electoral reform, amongst many other issues. Although individual MPs seldom get even one bill passed into law, Elizabeth has sponsored two pieces of laws which are now law in Canada: the Federal Lyme Disease Strategy Act 2014 and the 2018 Bill amending the Criminal Code to ban the keeping of cetaceans in captivity. Her fellow MPs have voted her Parliamentarian of the Yr (2012), Hardest Working MP (2013), Best Orator (2014) and Most Knowledgeable MP (2020).
She is an officer of the Order of Canada and the UN named her considered one of the world’s leading women environmentalists. Her eight books include the best-selling memoir Who We Are – Reflections on My Life and Canada. Elizabeth lives in Sidney B.C. along with her husband John Kidder.
MP for Kitchener Centre
Mike Morrice believes we will accomplish great things after we genuinely hearken to each other, seek to seek out common ground, and offer solutions that reflect this.
It’s this approach that fueled a formidable track record prior to his election. He’s the founding father of Sustainable Waterloo Region, co-creator of ClimateActionWR, and piloted Canada’s first Green Economy Hub. This later led to his founding Green Economy Canada and supporting eight Green Economy Hubs across the country, which have enabled a whole bunch of organizations to each lower their carbon footprint and increase their profitability. He also initiated evolv1, Canada’s first net-positive energy multi-tenant constructing and most recently, prior to his election, served as Wilfrid Laurier University’s first-ever Social Entrepreneur in Residence.
In 2019, Mike increased Kitchener Centre’s Green vote from three per cent to 26 per cent. In 2021, he built on this momentum and was elected as Ontario’s first Green MP.
Now as a parliamentarian, Mike is committed to democracy rather than politics; serving his neighbours with integrity and dealing respectfully with fellow MPs.
He was named Young Alumnus of the Yr by Laurier (2011), Young Entrepreneur of the Yr by the KW Chamber of Commerce (2012), given a Special Citation for Social Entrepreneurship by EY Canada (2018), and was named an Ashoka Fellow in 2012.
Today, Mike lives on block 2 of the Haldimand Tract, within the Cherry Park neighbourhood of Kitchener.