Matthew Peloza was born and raised in the southwestern Ontario town of Wallaceburg, where his parents operated a small independent business for nearly thirty years and taught him the value of hard work, dedication, and active participation in the community.
Matthew is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a London-based company and has lived in the London—Fanshawe community for seven years, along with his wife Elizabeth and their three children. In his profession, he is called upon to provide prudent financial direction and strategic insight, both of which are essential requirements for effective government.
For the past many years, like many Canadians, Matthew has witnessed the erosion of our democracy. He believes that we need to reform the way politics is done in this country. A vocal supporter of electoral reform, he is also a strong believer that we need to put the power of parliament back in the hands of individual representatives, so they can focus directly on the issues that matter most to their constituents. Matthew believes that the Green Party of Canada is the only party in Canadian politics that understands the importance of the issue, and is the only party that will allow elected members to be representatives of their communities instead of being customer service representatives for their party offices.
Matthew also knows that we cannot have a healthy tomorrow without doing things differently today, but he believes that a greener community is achieved through informed decisions and not through enforced change. His own personal choices include regular use of public transit, as well as being an avid cyclist, and runner.
Matthew Peloza wants a better tomorrow, for his family and his community of London—Fanshawe. Through policies which combine fiscal responsibility and environmental sustainability, he believes that the Green Party will lead Canada toward a prosperous and sustainable future.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Matthew Peloza as our candidate for the riding of London—Fanshawe.