- Winnipeg South
Adam Smith was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His fond memories of growing up in heavily-wooded Wildwood Park have given him an affinity spending time in nature and his two generations of family in Fort Richmond have given him deep roots in the area. A life-long “politics geek” who enjoys keeping up on current events and writing letters to the editor, Adam graduated from the University of Winnipeg with an honours degree in Political Science, and is nearing completion of his master's thesis at the University of Manitoba.
After supporting the provincial and federal Green parties for several years, Adam became motivated to run under the Green Party of Canada banner by the belief that a stronger democratic model is necessary to fight both climate change and wealth inequality. He believes markets are useful to distribute resources efficiently, but that the masses must embrace their democratic right to create incentives that will lead to a society and planet they wish to inhabit.
As he enjoys building relationships within the community, Adam works as a rehabilitative care manager that provides assistance for people living with physical and mental disabilities. In addition, he works as a teaching assistant at the University of Manitoba where he gets to run academic tutorials with students and discuss issues like democratic participation and sustainable economic development.
From his volunteer experience with the Canadian Blood Services, Adam has come to believe that strong feedback mechanisms and localized control over public services are a prerequisite for government efficiency and legitimacy. He argues that the organization's emphasis on constant dialogue with the public shareholders it serves is something that should be adopted by other areas of government and would lead to greater local self-reliance, a main-plank of Green Party policy.
Adam is a big believer in consensus building and enjoys reading and writing in order to trade perspectives with others. He also enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and biking, as well as the local music and comedy scene.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Adam Smith as our candidate in the riding of Winnipeg South.