Oakville North—Burlington

Mithu Valika is an experienced banking professional who has held senior positions with various banks and credit unions. Mithu moved to Oakville in 2015, and has spent most of his life in the Greater Toronto Area. He is committed to expanding renewable energy use across Canada, advocating for social justice initiatives and growing the green economy.

Over the course of the past fifteen years, Mithu has held positions with RBC, Central 1 Credit Union, HSBC and Citi. Prior to banking, he was part of the retail industry for over ten years with companies including Staples and Kinkos. His work experience is complimented by a Master’s degree in Banking and Compliance and professional membership in the International Compliance Association.

As a proponent of a Smart Green Economy, Mithu is committed to ensuring that we leave a sustainable economic, social and environmental legacy for our children and grandchildren. Mithu is running for the Green Party as he strongly believes that climate change and a lack of social justice are the two greatest threats facing our society. His aim is to create a deeper awareness in his community of the progress we can accomplish if we just garner the political will. He strongly believes that sustainable economic growth is not mutually exclusive to fiscally sound government.

Mithu immigrated to Canada from Pakistan as a 15-year-old. He and his wife Shafia are the proud parents of two lovely children who attend local public schools. Mithu is part of Leafs Nation, as well as an avid fan of swimming and badminton. He will also read any fantasy novel he can get his hands on.

Mithu is running to ensure a clean, sustainable and prosperous future for his children and all the people of Canada. He looks forward to working with his neighbours over the coming months and years to make that future a reality.