- New Westminster—Burnaby
Suzanne de Montigny was born in Vancouver, and raised in the Fraser Valley. An environmentalist, author, musician and former teacher of 20 years in the Vancouver School Board, she is a very active Green Party member who is impassioned about the future of Canada and is dedicated to meeting the The Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions.
Suzanne believes each and every Canadian voice needs to be heard regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or culture. She plans to work fervently to replace fossil fuels with more cost-effective and sustainable wind turbines, thermal energy and solar farms, and to further the development of infrastructure supporting the increased popularity and effectiveness of electric vehicles. She is dedicated to the development of new industry, particularly in the tech sector and agriculture, to replace jobs associated with the burning of fossil fuels.
Suzanne holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria, a master’s degree from the University of California San Diego, and a teaching certificate from Simon Fraser University. She has also attended l’Université Laval and l’Université de Montrèal and is fluently bilingual.
The president of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC Society, Suzanne promotes children’s literature in the classroom. She’s an avid skier, snowboarder and cyclist, and attends Our Lady of Fatima Church in Maillardville where she was pianist for several years. She is married to her long-time partner, John Yu, a successful engineer who immigrated from Hong Kong, and together they are the proud parents of two teenage boys.