Franke James says “I believe in Elizabeth May.”
by Franke James
“We need the Green Party in power in Ottawa, because they are the only party in Canada that understands that a healthy economy depends on a healthy environment. They have the policies that will spur green jobs, shift Canada to renewable energy, and safeguard the environment for us and future generations.” Franke James
During the recent Federal Canadian Election, I was delighted to be asked by the Green Party of Canada — along with conservationist and author Farley Mowat, author and environmental activist, Margaret Atwood, and twenty other Canadian writers, artists and newsmakers — why I believe Elizabeth May should be in Ottawa. You’ll find me at Number 17, between writer and conservationist, Graeme Gibson, and nuclear safety whistleblower, Linda Keen.
May 2nd, 2011: That’s the date to circle in your calendars. Elizabeth May made Canadian history that day by winning her seat in Saanich-Gulf Islands, and becoming the first Green Party member elected to the House of Commons.
Let’s hope this is a trend! We need more Greens in power, for all the reasons I cited in my quote — and which I explore more fully in my visual essays and in my book, Bothered by My Green Conscience.
Four visual essays that are very relevent to a healthy economy and healthy environment for future generations are:
What Can One Person Do? (2010)
Fat Cat Canada’s Litter Box (2009)
Dear Prime Minister… (2008)