Betty Krawczyk

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Betty Krawczyk in coversation with Silver Donald Cameron about her work.

Betty Shiver Krawczyk (born August 1928) is a Louisiana-born, British Columbia, Canada based environmental activist, author and former political candidate.

Krawczyk is well-known locally for having been arrested and imprisoned numerous times for defying court orders related to logging and highway developments. Most recently, on March 5, 2007, she was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for her role in protesting highway construction on the Eagleridge Bluffs in West Vancouver.[1]

In the 2001 Provincial Election, Krawczyk finished third in the riding of Vancouver-Kensington, garnering 9.32% of the popular vote for the Green Party, her highest showing to date.

In the 2008 Canadian federal election she ran unsuccessfully in the Vancouver East riding for the Work Less Party, resulting in 1.02% of the popular vote.


  • Clayoquot: The Sound Of My Heart (January 1997)
  • Lock Me up or Let Me Go: The Protests, Arrest and Trial of an Environmental Activist and Grandmother (August 2002)
  • Open Living Confidential: From Inside the Joint (June 2008)

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