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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, shown March 21, 2013.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, shown March 21, 2013.
(PATRICK DOYLE/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Spurned by Harper, Elizabeth May joins Afghan group at climate summit

Spurned by the Harper government, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May attended last week’s Warsaw climate summit as part of the Afghanistan delegation – helping that poor, war-ravaged nation prepare for a looming climate crisis that could further strain its already-stretched resources.

Until a few years ago, the federal government invited opposition MPs to be part of Canada’s official delegation to UN climate summits, giving them access to the closed-door sessions where key compromises are hammered out.