Mike Morrice, MP for Kitchener-Center
Mike Morrice believes we can accomplish great things when we genuinely listen to one another, seek to find common ground, and offer solutions that reflect this.
It’s this approach that fueled an impressive track record prior to his election. He is the founder of Sustainable Waterloo Region, co-creator of ClimateActionWR, and piloted Canada’s first Green Economy Hub. This later led to his founding Green Economy Canada and supporting eight Green Economy Hubs across the country, which have enabled hundreds of organizations to both lower their carbon footprint and increase their profitability. He also initiated evolv1, Canada’s first net-positive energy multi-tenant building and most recently, prior to his election, served as Wilfrid Laurier University’s first-ever Social Entrepreneur in Residence.
In 2019, Mike increased Kitchener Centre’s Green vote from three per cent to 26 per cent. In 2021, he built on this momentum and was elected as Ontario’s first Green MP.
Now as a parliamentarian, Mike is committed to democracy in place of politics; serving his neighbours with integrity and working respectfully with fellow MPs.
He was named Young Alumnus of the Year by Laurier (2011), Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the KW Chamber of Commerce (2012), given a Special Citation for Social Entrepreneurship by Ernst & Young Canada (2018), and was named an Ashoka Fellow in 2012.
Today, Mike lives on block 2 of the Haldimand Tract, in the Cherry Park neighbourhood of Kitchener.
Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands
Elizabeth May is one of Canada’s best known parliamentarians and a life-long environmental advocate. She is currently the Parliamentary Leader of the Green Party of Canada, representing the southern Vancouver Island riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands on the territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation. Before running for elected office, she worked as a lawyer, a governmental policy advisor and Executive Director of Sierra Club of Canada (1989-2006).
Elizabeth was the ninth leader of the Green Party of Canada (2006 – 2019) and the first Canadian Green to be elected. Since taking her seat in the House of Commons in 2011, she has been a leading voice for action on climate change, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and electoral reform, among many other issues. Although individual MPs seldom get even one bill passed into law, Elizabeth has sponsored two pieces of legislation that are now law in Canada: the Federal Lyme Disease Strategy Act 2014 and the 2018 Bill amending the Criminal Code to ban the keeping of cetaceans in captivity. Her fellow MPs have voted her Parliamentarian of the Year (2012), Hardest Working MP (2013), Best Orator (2014) and Most Knowledgeable MP (2020).
She is an officer of the Order of Canada and the UN named her one of the world’s leading women environmentalists. Her eight books include the best-selling memoir Who We Are – Reflections on My Life and Canada. Elizabeth lives in Sidney B.C. with her husband John Kidder and their fur baby, Xiomara, Xo for short!
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