Why would anyone want to be a politician? I have asked that question many times and I am sure that most of us have wondered the same thing. My answer for those that ask is I want serve the people that live in my community by making sure that they are first and foremost leading healthy lives have vibrant and fulfilling work and healthy locally produced food to eat. My journey to becoming a candidate has been a different path than most, I suspect. I started reading philosophy in my early twenties and studied political science and ecology in my 30s at UBC. I enjoy snowboarding, camping, hiking and spend a lot of time outdoors with my wife Winnie and dog Macy May.
Keeping our ecosystems and the environment free of pollution not only is sustainable but also allows for future generations to enjoy. We have a tremendous opportunity to transition to clean energy technology, but we have governments that continue to court special interests and short term decision making. We need to start thinking about the future 10 or 20 years from now, not these 4 year cycles. Together we can be the change we want to see.