- Vancouver Granville
Louise Boutin has been a Realtor with the Realestate Board of Greater Vancouver for the last 11 years. She works at RE/MAX Crest Realty in Vancouver and loves the freedom of working in her own business. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goal of home ownership, and has received the Medallion Award and is in the top 10% of Realtors in the Vancouver region. In her spare time, she is active with the board and volunteers on the Blanket Drive Committee.
Louise began her social activism at a very young age in the late 1960s, when she joined Greenpeace and was also part of the women’s movement in Montreal. She has now been active with the Green Party for many years and is a member at the municipal, provincial and federal level.
Louise previously served as a board member of the Vancouver Greens and helped on Adriane Carr’s successful campaign for council in 2011. Personally, she has run as a candidate with the municipal Green Party for School Board Trustee (2011), with the federal Green Party in the riding of Vancouver—Kingsway (2011), and with the provincial Green Party in the riding of Fairview (2017).
Louise is active in her community and has volunteered for the Kensington Community Centre Association for six years. In her last year on the board, she was the Vice President and Chair of the Program Committee. She was very active in the negotiations with the Park Board concerning the new Joint Operating agreement. Her goal was to get a new building built at the centre that would house a daycare centre and pre-school, as these services are sorely lacking in our community.
Louise graduated from CEGEP Champlain in Montreal with a social sciences diploma majoring in computer science. She worked in the computer sector for 20 years before deciding that sales was her passion. After working at Nortel, she decided to move to Vancouver in 2007, where she went to UBC for her Real Estate licence. Louise is fully bilingual in French and English.
Louise firmly believes in using natural resources wisely to protect the rights and needs of future generations. As an MP, she would work hard to ensure that the focus is on renewable energy, green technology and sustainable development. She is also passionate about keeping the Great Bear Rainforest and our gorgeous shorelines protected from pipelines and development.
Following in her parents’ footsteps, Louise has been an avid volunteer her whole life. Her passion is working with young people, and has volunteered with Big Sisters in Montreal as well as a variety of youth-centred theatre programs across Ontario. She has also raised money for the Alzheimer Society of BC by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
In her spare time, Louise can be found running, cycling, hiking, gardening, travelling and going to every public event our city offers.