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Democracy Cafe: Canadian Democracy in Crisis: Lower voter turn-out, centralization of power in the PMO and House of Commons as democracy theme park

Speaker: Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada and environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer. Elizabeth has been an Officer of the Order of Canada since 2005.

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 many books, including 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, Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy

Democracy Cafe: Democracy in Crisis from CAPP Toronto on Vimeo.

Date: August 16, 2010