Elizabeth May's life is defined by one word: service. Service to community, country and planet. One of Canada's best-known parliamentarians, she is a lifelong environmentalist. From 2006 to 2019, she led the Green Party of Canada through four federal elections, including the breakthrough 2011 election in which she became Canada's first elected Green.
At age 17, Jonathan Pedneault smuggled himself into Darfur in the back of a pick-up truck filled with rebels to document the deadly rights and environmental crisis for a CBC/Radio Canada documentary. By then, he had spent two years giving conferences to fellow students about genocide and Canada's responsibility to prevent mass atrocities. That was his first foray into foreign reporting and his earliest venture into politics.