Tim Binnema

Surrey-Fleetwood

Tim Binnema

Surrey-Fleetwood | srf@bcgreens.ca

I have been a resident of Fleetwood since the year 2000. I am a businessman, employed as Manager of Engineering, a husband and father of four adult children. My life experience has given me the leadership and listening skills required to collaborate with the other MLA’s and advocate for the needs of my community.

The B.C. Green Party will set a new direction in leadership one that considers how decisions can strengthen our and our children’s ability to flourish in this beautiful province. The B.C. Green Party principles and policy framework, already known for ecological sustainability, also considers social justice and community sustainability with the aim of building resilient safe communities. These principles are important to me and echo what I have heard people in Fleetwood say is important to them.

On education, leadership that respects its teachers and empowers those responsible for educating our children will create a more effective education system.

On transportation The B.C. Green Party policies support the most economically efficient systems for the movement of goods and people. This together with a policy framework that supports local businesses will result in more jobs closer to home.

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Tim Binnema has been a resident of B.C. since 1978, he graduated from high school in Smithers, British Columbia. After graduation he spent time making a living in a sawmill working on the green chain and grading lumber.

Binnema graduated from BCIT in 1985 with a Diploma in Mechanical Technology. After graduation he returned to Smithers B.C. where he worked in research and development technician for a wood stove manufacturer.

Tim Binnema and his wife Christina have married for over 30 years and have four adult children, they have lived in Surrey since 1990 and in their current residence in Fleetwood since 2000.

Binnema started working for his current employer in 1988. During his career there he has worked as a Mechanical Designer, a project Manager and now holds the position of Manager of Engineering. He is a member of the Applied Science Technologies and Technicians of B.C. with the AScT designation. His work has been focused in the chemical process industries with emphasis in the Kraft Pulp mill process. In his work he has enjoyed working with the amazing hard working creative British Columbia professionals that are involved in those industries. Through his work he has observed that a great number of opportunities exist that could make industries less wasteful and much more efficient.

In his spare time Binnema enjoys biking, gardening, camping and exploring our province. He has volunteered as a canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Binnema loves reading and researching sustainable economic structures and practical solutions to our energy needs. He is a strong supporter of a revenue neutral carbon tax and will gladly tell you why. He does not support policies that has government "pick winners" but prefers to have government regulate all industries fairly with the view of ensuring that our industries will be on the cutting edge using best available control technologies. Tax incentives should be used infrequently and carefully to avoid unintended consequences and avoid corporate welfare.

 

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