- London North Centre
London North Centre
Carol Dyck is a dedicated community leader who is actively involved with several local non-profit organizations and committees. She entered into politics during the 2015 federal election after she witnessed first-hand Canada’s tarnished reputation on the international stage due to the then government’s foot-dragging on climate action, their dismantling of environmental regulations, and their muzzling of scientists. Carol believes that the Green Party of Canada’s progressive platform offers the best opportunity for Canada to bolster its economy while simultaneously cutting our greenhouse gas emissions and safeguarding our nation’s vast and beautiful natural spaces. Originally from Vancouver, Carol has called London home for eleven years and would be proud to represent the constituents of London North Centre in Ottawa.
Carol has a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia, where she also studied French, Spanish and German. Later, she moved to Monterey, California where she completed a Master of Arts in International Environmental Policy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. While there she gained an interest in law, and moved to England where she earned a Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law from the University of Kent. More recently, Carol realized that she wanted to expand her knowledge of science so that she could better translate scientific findings to policy makers. In 2013, Carol and her family moved to England where she earned an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from Oxford University. She believes that tackling environmental issues happens where science, law, economics and policy intercept, and uses her diverse educational background to help facilitate that process.
A strong believer in giving back to the community, Carol regularly engages in volunteer work. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Thames Talbot Land Trust and the London Environmental Network. She is also a Member-at-Large on the Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee to the City of London, and formerly sat on the Trees and Forests Advisory Committee. Not afraid to get her hands dirty, Carol has also worked and volunteered for ReForest London planting trees to expand the Forest City’s canopy.
Carol is dismayed by the federal government’s lack of true commitment to address electoral reform. She strongly believes that a shift away from first-past-the-post to proportional representation would not only address voter apathy, but would help our ruling government to work more collaboratively to set and reach long-term goals. The world’s most environmentally and socially progressive nations possess more representative voting systems; Canada could and should move in this direction.
Carol and her husband have been together for over twenty years and have two young daughters. She enjoys travelling and has been fortunate to live in twelve cities in six different countries. She spends much of her time supporting her daughters’ love of music and introducing them to new experiences.