Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Monday, May 8th, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Location:Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre (355 Cooper Avenue - main entrance or 290 Lisgar Street - parking entrance), , Webinar Link:
Contact:Moira McGrath,

The Dick, Ruth, and Judy Bell Lecture is an annual lecture that honours the contributions of individuals to the political and public life of Canada. 

Climate Change | The time for action is now: a time capsule from 1999

What if? What if Canada’s governments had listened to the National Forum on Climate Change and its warning? What if we had mobilized to stop the growth in emissions when Kyoto was ratified in 2003? Could we have avoided the level of climate change emergency we are now experiencing? The time for action is now.

Elizabeth May, MPElizabeth May served as Leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019. She is the Green Party of Canada’s first elected Member of Parliament representing Saanich-Gulf Islands in 2011. She continues as the Member of Parliament and serves as the Parliamentary Leader of the Green caucus.

In 2005, Elizabeth May was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her decades of leadership in the Canadian environmental movement. She graduated from Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar in both Nova Scotia and Ontario. She practiced law in Ottawa with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre prior to becoming Senior Policy Advisor to the federal minister of the Environment (1986-1988). For 17 years Elizabeth served as executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada.

This lecture is free to attend and open to the public (either in person or online via Zoom).

A reception to meet Elizabeth May and Green Party co-leader Jonathan Pedneault will follow the lecture for all in-person attendees.

Please Register to Attend

In person registration closed at 4:00 p.m. (EDT) May 8.

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