Fort McMurray—Cold Lake

Brian Deheer has lived in Lac La Biche, Alberta, for twenty-seven years, and has shown his commitment to a different approach to government and the environment. He has been a member of the Green Party of Canada since 2009, and has run federally as a candidate for the Green Party twice before. 

Brian’s environmental work began in 1993, as a founding board member of Northern CARE, a recycling advocacy group. He then worked on a conservation project for the Alberta Wilderness Association in Fort McMurray in the mid-1990s.

In recent years, Brian has served on the Boards of the Athabasca Watershed Council; the Lac La Biche County Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee; the Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed Society; and the Lac La Biche Region Watershed Stewardship Society.

Brian works as a musician and music instructor, teaching in local schools as well as private lessons. He has performed in northern Alberta since 1993 with local band The Torpedoes. Brian has a deep appreciation for the arts, particularly music, dance and literature. Brian also worked for 14 years as the Manager of the Students’ Association of Portage College.

If elected as the MP for Fort McMurray—Cold Lake, Brian would work for more sustainable communities, and for a more responsible development of bitumen resources. He believes we should be protecting people’s health as well as their livelihoods.

Brian believes in the Green Party's plan to diversify Canada’s energy sector. Canada’s extensive natural resources must be engaged to help drive our transition from “carbon-fueled” to a green, prosperous and sustainable economy.