VICTORIA – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is engaged and is making plans for a wedding next spring.
May said Monday she and John Kidder will be married in Victoria on April 22 and are planning a train trip from Vancouver to Ottawa shortly afterwards as their honeymoon.
She said the couple have known each other for about five years, but the sparks flew at a Green Party convention in Vancouver in September.
Kidder, who is from Ashcroft, B.C., popped the question about a month later.
Kidder, 71, has deep roots in the Green party, running federally for a seat in B.C. and is a founder of the provincial party.
May says he is a retired technology entrepreneur who operates a hops farm in Ashcroft, but also spends time in Vancouver.
WATCH: Elizabeth May praises Trudeau for adopting the ‘Green Party plan’ on carbon tax