Elizabeth May congratulates Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes on being named Leader of the Green Party of Alberta

OTTAWA -- Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) said today she is delighted that Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes will be leading the Alberta Greens. Her Cree roots and her work as an environmental activist mean that she is well qualified to speak meaningfully to the most pressing social and ecological issues of our times.

Cheryle can address Alberta’s many environmental concerns, especially with respect to the oil sands and the need to set a moratorium on their development,” said Ms. May. “She cites the proximity between sacred Cree teachings and the Green Party’s principles. I am honoured to have that connection made because at the Green Party we know that Canada can only progress by working hand-in-hand with Indigenous Peoples and by listening to the wisdom of their traditions.”

“I have so enjoyed working with Cheryle over the years. I could not be more pleased that she has honoured the Green Party with this commitment of her amazing energy to our movement for positive change," concluded Ms. May.

The Green Party of Canada welcomes the new leader of the Alberta Greens and looks forward to future collaborations.

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