- Hastings—Lennox and Addington
Hastings—Lennox and Addington
Candidate: Cam Mather
Cam Mather is an organic farmer and author, who is committed to teaching others about renewable energy and sustainable living through his books and workshops. Cam runs Sunflower Farm Community Supported Agriculture, a community based farm and food distribution business that supplies local families with a weekly box of organic vegetables.
Cam has lived in Lennox and Addington for the past seventeen years. He graduated from Loyalist College in Belleville in 1978.
His home is off the electricity grid and almost entirely carbon-neutral, using energy produced with renewable resources. He has shared his knowledge and experiences about going carbon-neutral through various books and workshops. He has been active in local community development since moving to Eastern Ontario, and is committed to supporting local industry.
After supporting the Green Party for 25 years Cam was inspired to run as the Green Party candidate because of the urgency that climate change presents. The summer of 2012s record temperatures and drought, followed by the historic Hurricane Sandy, indicates that climate change is no longer a theoretical concept. It is happening now and it requires comprehensive action.
He is committed to seeing Canada follow British Columbia’s lead and put a price on carbon, so that we can all make more responsible decisions about heating and powering our lives. Cam is concerned that our current government has made an “all-in” bet on the fossil fuel industry, which is proving to be a bad gamble. He believes if Canada commits to decarbonizing and diversifying its economy, we can create thousands of local well-paying jobs, and become a world leader in the years ahead -- economically, socially, and environmentally.
Living in such a large and beautiful riding, he realizes just how much is at stake if we don’t take steps now to reduce our impact.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Cam Mather as our candidate in the riding of Hastings–Lennox and Addington.