The Sunday Edition

Elizabeth May on winning, losing and how you play the game

A feature interview with the leader of the Green Party, who emerged with Canadians' respect and affection, but not very many of their votes.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, starts election day by greeting drivers in the Saanich area with supporters at the intersection of Quadra St. and McKenzie Ave. in Victoria, B.C., Monday, October 19, 2015. (Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito )

The leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May, emerged from the long election campaign with Canadians' respect and affection, but not very many of their votes. And despite the fact that, as leader, Ms. May recruited many smart, high-profile candidates, not one of them will be sitting beside her in the House of Commons.

Ms. May was widely viewed as the winner of the two election debates in which she was allowed to take part. Many are even asking why she doesn't just run for another party. Michael talks to Elizabeth May about her ability to influence a Trudeau government on climate policy, her views on the state of democracy in Canada, and her prescription for the Paris summit.


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