Elizabeth May Elected Canada’s first Green Party MP

Globe and Mail (Toronto), May 3 2011

Elizabeth May asked voters in her adopted riding to make history. And
on Monday, voters in Saanich-Gulf Islands elected Canada’s first Green Party MP.

The Green Party Leader moved to the riding almost two years ago, hoping to make a breakthrough in a riding that has rarely sent a non-conservative candidate to Ottawa. The beneficiary of vote splitting among centre-left candidates, Ms. May was able to coalesce those votes – and then some.

“I stand here today as the first elected Green Member of Parliament in Canadian history,” Ms. May told a cheering crowd. She said she must now prove that a single MP can make a difference on the Hill. “Today we proved that Canadians want change in politics.”

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