- Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
Candidate: Brad Nickason
Brad Nickason is a small business owner, artist and graphic designer who has been involved in public arts and education projects across British Columbia for the last ten years.
Brad has lived and worked in Port Coquitlam for the last twenty-six years with his wife and three daughters. He has been an active community member and has participated in arts and tourism projects designed to bring attention to the natural beauty and talent which exists within his community. Brad is a member of his Community's Cultural Advisory Committee which helps to fund artists and art projects in Port Coquitlam.
Brad has been a long time advocate for the peace movement both in his community and globally. He is the founding member and curator of The Peace Art Collective, which advocates the use of artistic expression to create awareness of peace as a global option.
Brad is the creator, author and illustrator of a series of children's exercise books which are designed to educate elementary school students on safety, social issues, and the inner workings of community institutions. He has created educational pamphlets which detail the importance of conservation of sensitive freshwater ecosystems.
Along with the core tenants of the Green Party, Brad strongly believes in government support for a strong, healthy, and sustainable political and natural environment. He is an advocate for a responsible approach for human activities, and a basic core respect for all people no matter their beliefs, values, or economic circumstances. Brad is in favour of a fair approach to taxation that does not leave the burden of investment and maintenance of our societies beneficial programs and infrastructure on those who can least afford it.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Brad Nickason as our candidate in the riding of Coquitlam–Port Coquitlam.