People in Cape Breton first heard the name Elizabeth May back in the 70s. That's when, as a fresh-faced waitress just out of high school, she took on the fight against pesticide spraying for the spruce budworm. And won!
And, she's been fighting ever since. She's taken on clearcutting... global warming... the Sydney Tar Ponds... even Peter MacKay! She's written seven books, including How To Save the World in Your Spare Time.
A few years back, Elizabeth made the jump from activist, to politician. And she's had to learn a whole new way to fight in her latest role as Leader of the Federal Green Party.
Elizabeth May spoke with Information Morning host Steve Sutherland from our Halifax studio.
Elizabeth May (runs 15:51)