Elizabeth May to Speak at Robert Hunter Memorial Lecture

Friday, May 12, 2017 5:39:56 AM

Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, will be the special guest speaker for the final School of the Environment lecture of the academic year, the Robert Hunter Memorial Lecture. This annual event is presented by the University of Toronto's School of the Environment in honour of well-known activist, journalist, Greenpeace co-founder and friend of the School, Robert (Bob) Hunter. It is being held in the Earth Sciences Auditorium (ES1050), 5 Bancroft Avenue at 4 pm on May 19, 2017. The event will be hosted by Professor Kimberly Strong, Director of the School, and the recipient of the 2017 Robert Hunter Scholarship will be announced.

Ms. May's talk, Confronting Thermageddon in Our Lifetime: Where we are post-Paris and how badly the Trudeau Liberals are letting us down, will address current environmental issues such as the unchanged climate targets of the Trudeau government that were inherited from the Harper government and the political trade-offs to secure this carbon price, which includes, she says, approving projects that increase greenhouse gas emissions - such as Kinder Morgan, Woodfibre and Petronus LNG.

Ms. May was the first elected Member of Parliament for the Green Party, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands in southern Vancouver Island. She is a recipient of an Order of Canada in recognition of decades of leadership in the environmental movement. She has been an active environmental advocate, Senior Policy Advisor to the federal minister of the Environment, and author of eight books, the most recent being, Who We Are: Reflections on my life and on Canada.