Max Chapman lives in Little Current, Manitoulin Island. He was raised on Manitoulin, and considers himself to have been shaped by the rural landscapes and community driven lifestyle of the Island. A graduate of Manitoulin Secondary School, and a student at Queen’s University, Max was motivated to run for the Green Party of Canada by a commitment to make his community an even more compassionate and inspiring place to live.
Max comes from a family of commercial fishermen on Lake Huron and a working class family who have always been connected to the environment through both their livelihood and play. He believes that clean and safe food, air, water, and soil are key to protecting and nurturing prosperity, and that creativity and imagination are integral to innovation, and a future where all Canadians can thrive. Max understands firsthand the negative impacts that climate change and poor governance have on rural and farming communities.
Without immediate action and innovative solutions, communities that rely on the land and lakes of Northern Ontario will suffer. Max has been an outdoor educator with the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario for the last five years, he believes that inspiring youth through interactive programming based in nature is essential to ensuring the continued protection of our ecosystem.
Max has been a tireless advocate for the integrity of the lakes, forests, rivers, and wildlife of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, and sees their protection as vital to our local way of life. As an MP, he will fight to ensure sustainability and conservation are at the centre of all government decision making.