Green MPs Elizabeth May and Jenica Atwin recognized in Maclean’s 12th annual Parliamentarians of the Year awards

OTTAWA  –  The Green Party of Canada congratulates Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May on being named Most Knowledgeable and Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin on being named Rising Star in the annual Maclean’s magazine Parliamentarians of the Year awards.

“Congratulations to Elizabeth and Jenica on winning these well deserved accolades from their peers,” said Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. “Green MPs are known for their hard work and cross party collaboration so we’re thrilled by these awards.”

No stranger to the Maclean’s Parliamentarians of the Year Awards, MP May previously won in the following categories: Parliamentarian of the Year (2012), Hardest Working (2013), Best Orator (2014) and now in 2021, Most Knowledgeable Parliamentarian.

In its annual tribute Maclean’s asks Members of Parliament in Ottawa to recognize the exemplary work of their colleagues in eight categories. The final data is tallied by an independent polling firm to ensure parties with the most seats do not dominate the outcome.

"It is always an honour to be selected by our peers for an award,” said Ms. May. “The Maclean’s Parliamentarians of the Year Awards are the only awards based on votes from other MPs. I am truly humbled to receive my fourth award since I was elected 10 years ago. I want to thank my colleagues from the bottom of my heart."

Green MP Jenica Atwin, elected in the 2019 federal election is honoured to win the Rising Star award. "I love my job. I go to work every day fighting for the people from my home communities of Oromocto, Fredericton and surrounding areas," said Ms. Atwin. "I am honoured and humbled by this vote of confidence that my colleagues in the House of Commons think I am doing my job well."

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