Guelph Greens Federal Electoral District Association announces winning candidate

(Guelph): The Guelph Greens Federal EDA is excited to announce Steve Dyck as the winning candidate in Friday’s nominee vote. It was a standing room only event with a record five nominees vying for the candidacy.

Steve is a trusted Green business voice in Guelph. His years of outstanding public service and living Green values make him an excellent Guelph Green MP candidate.

“I’m so excited to be the Green candidate. I love Guelph. I look forward to bringing hope, a sense of justice, and sending another Green to parliament,” said Steve.

Thanks to our other candidates Jax Thornton, Hayley Kellett, Alex Chapman, and Ralph Martin for stepping up and running a fantastic campaign.

Steve will run as the Green Party of Canada candidate for Guelph in the upcoming 2019 federal election.

The Guelph Greens Federal EDA is pleased to announce two more nominees vying for the role of the 2019 Federal Green Party Candidate, Alex Chapman and Steve Dyck.

The Guelph Greens Federal EDA is pleased to announce two more nominees vying for the role of the 2019 Federal Green Party Candidate, Alex Chapman and Steve Dyck.

Alex is currently the manager of Guelph’s Climate Change Office. He is excited to be a leader in Guelph’s award-winning Community Energy Initiative, helping to found Our Energy Guelph and providing leadership to its Transitional Board, Guelph Energy Managers, the Guelph Energy Efficiency Retrofit Strategy working group, and the Education, Communication, Outreach and Awareness Team. Alex was instrumental in obtaining the following awards for the City of Guelph: the QUEST Community Energy Builder Award, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Award, and the GLOBE Climate Award.

“My kids are my everything. I believe we can build them a better world – a restored environment, a prosperous economy, and care for the most vulnerable. Guelph can be a beacon of hope and possibility for the entire nation. That is a message I want to bring to Ottawa,” says Alex.

As founder and President of Guelph Solar, Steve Dyck has been instrumental in creating green economy jobs in Guelph since 2009. As well, Steve is an active member of Fair Vote Guelph and Democracy Guelph, volunteer for Guelph Citizens Climate Lobby and a dedicated member of the Green Party. It is Steve’s dedication to community and future generations that drives his commitment to a sustainable world.

“I am seeking the Guelph Green nomination to build bridges of trust so people can vote for a plan that puts people and the planet first. Canadians deserve elected members of Parliament that listen to their concerns and treat them with respect and honesty. I will work to build these bridges among all Canadians for a prosperous community that protects our shared healthy and sustainable future,” says Steve

Read the full bios of the Guelph Greens nominees on the Guelph Greens web site.

Applications to become a nominee are now closed. More nominees are expected to be announced soon.

The nomination election will be on April 5th. More details to be announced soon.

Guelph Greens Federal EDA announces its first nominee for the role of 2019 Federal Candidate

(Guelph): The Guelph Greens Federal EDA is pleased to announce the first nominee vying for the role of the 2019 Federal Green Party Candidate, Ralph Martin.

Martin is a professor of plant agriculture in the Ontario Agriculture College at the University of Guelph. In 2001, he founded the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada to coordinate university research and education pertaining to organic systems, across Canada. From 2011 until 2016, he was the Loblaw Chair of Sustainable Food Production at the University of Guelph. Currently, he is the chair of the Canadian Rights and Freedoms Centre.

“I intend to advocate and negotiate for policies that will provide more predictability and less risk for businesses, and for policies to advance healthy ecosystems for all citizens,” says Martin. “I appreciate legacies of First Nations’ civilizations and recognize how addressing climate change and species loss requires ongoing partnerships with indigenous people.”

Applications to become a nominee are being accepted until March 1st. More nominees are expected to be announced soon.

The nomination election will be on April 5th. More details to be announced soon.