Who We Are

Who We Are

Reflections on My Life and Canada

Book - 2014
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In this marriage of memoir and manifesto, Elizabeth May reflects on her extraordinary life and the people and experiences that have formed her and informed her beliefs. The book traces her development from daughter of activist parents, to waitress and cook on Cape Breton Island, to law student, lawyer, and environmentalist, and finally to leader of the Green Party and first elected Canadian Green Member of Parliament. As a result of these disparate formative experiences, May believes that Canadians must rescue our threatened democracy, return to our traditional role as a world leader, develop a sustainable economy, and take immediate and decisive action to address the climate crisis. Who We Are is both a fascinating portrait of a remarkable woman and an urgent call to action.
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781771640312
Branch Call Number: 971.073 MAY
Characteristics: viii, 214 pages


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Jun 07, 2015

Author has a jaundiced view of Canada, somewhat like one finds in a 'bubble mentality'.
Almost made me want to vote for the other side.

Mar 04, 2015

Definitely worth the read in this election year. I hope we have more parliamentarians with her sense of traditions and legalities in the next sessions.

Jan 04, 2015

She is a great personality indeed.

susankent Oct 29, 2014

Elizabeth May gives us a snapshot of growing up: born in the US to activist parents (her mom managed to take her to meet Eugene McCarthy and Al Gore in DC in grade 5), accepted into law school without an undergrad degree on the recommendation of Bill Clinton, and into politics at an early age. The majority of this 'campaign memoir' is her take on Canadian politics since the Mulroney era, the decline of our global reputation in the environmental arena under Harper, and her thoughts on true democracy. The writing isn't always tight but this record is compelling and informative.

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