Angela Salewsky has been working to promote Green Party values and policies for a prosperous, sustainable Canada for several elections. An experienced candidate, Angela has represented the Green Party of Ontario as the candidate for Etobicoke-Lakeshore in the provincial elections in 2011 and 2014, the by-election in 2013, and is a member of the Shadow Cabinet. As a Business Development Manager in the security industry, Angela also brings a solid business background to the table.
Angela and her husband have called Etobicoke-Lakeshore home for eighteen years. An outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys hiking and rollerblading along the waterfront parks and trails, and plays baseball in a local league. She supports local businesses, a patron of the local shops and restaurants, and supports the area’s Daily Bread Food Bank. Angela is also a board member of the Lakeshore Planning Council.
Angela has volunteered for World Wildlife Fund and several grassroots environmental groups. An avid scuba diver, Angela is very concerned about how climate change is impacting the health of our oceans, marine life, and our planet in general. Her concern for marine mammals led her to volunteer at a marine mammal conservancy in Florida helping stranded whales.
Angela is originally from Kitchener, the youngest daughter of German immigrants. She credits her interest in politics to her father, who regularly discussed politics with her at the dinner table. She volunteered on her first election campaign while at the University of Waterloo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours English Co-op. She worked for IBM in Toronto during her co-op work terms and after graduating, moved to Toronto permanently to start her career at Xerox. She has since been successful in sales and business development in the transportation industry, and now works in the security sector.
Angela believes this is a critical time for politics in Canada. She is very concerned about the state of our democracy and our economy; how environmental protections have been systematically stripped away; how science has been dismantled and scientists muzzled; how our rights and freedoms are threatened under Bill C-51; and the lack of focus on diversifying our economy.
She believes the Green Party’s forward-looking, practical policies are ideally suited to tackle these challenges – from creating a prosperous economy to safeguarding our civil rights.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Angela Salewsky as our candidate in the riding of Etobicoke—Lakeshore.