Newly-elected Green MP Elizabeth May plans on wasting no time in bringing issues of the environment and parliamentary reform to the House of Commons
Canadians witnessed a series of astounding changes in their federal political landscape on May 2 as Stephen Harper's Conservatives achieved their majority government and the New Democratic Party achieved Official Opposition status for the first time in history.
“Democracy teaches hard lessons" ”” Liberals crash and burn as NDP grab official Opposition, Ignatieff resigns hours later.
The New Democratic Party of Canada has amassed its biggest representation in the House of Commons in the party's 50-year history, thanks in a large part to young Canadian voters ”” many of whom voted for the first time.
History was made in the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands today as Canada elected its first Green member of Parliament. Elizabeth May credits her volunteers for helping her defeat the Tory incumbent.
With less than two weeks to go before Canadians hit the polls on May 2, federal party leaders are certainly not the only ones who have kicked this election campaign into high gear.
As efforts to get 18-24 year olds out to the polls mount across the country, it seems that the youth might have the power to significantly alter the outcome of the federal election if they get out and vote.