John Tromp grew up on a farm south of Guelph, Ontario and is a CEGEP chemistry teacher at Vanier College in St. Laurent. He has lived in St. Laurent with his wife Nobuko Egawa for nine years. He has been involved in many environmental and community organizations over the years. He is concerned that our economic system does not correctly deal with environmental and economic inequality, and thinks the Green Party has the right ideas.

He has degrees from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. He has done postdoctoral research in neurobiology at the University of California Berkeley, theoretical chemistry at the Universite de Montreal, and analytical chemistry at McGill University, and has been teaching chemistry at Vanier College since 2001.

He has been involved in organizations such as the Green Party of Canada, Green Party of Quebec, Ecology Montreal, Sustainable Development Association, Alternatives Biodiesel Project, Vanier College Teachers Association and Occupy Montreal. He believes that with Elizabeth May’s leadership, Canadians are ready to listen to the Green Party.

John first got involved with the Green Party of Canada, running as a candidate in the 1993 election in the Laurier—Sainte—Marie riding, where he received the highest percentage of the vote of any Green candidate in the country, and is delighted to run again when the best Green candidate, Elizabeth May, is a sitting MP. He was subsequently involved in several Green Party campaigns as an official agent. John is convinced that the Green Party message of a tax shift away from incomes and towards pollution and carbon emissions is an important message.

John enjoys biking, golfing, running, hiking and swimming, and will participate in his first triathlon in the midst of the election campaign.

The Green Party of Canada is excited to have John Tromp as our candidate in the riding of
Saint Laurent.