Federal Election 2019

Election Date: October 21, 2019

In the 2019 federal election, we endorsed 27 candidates from across the political spectrum with strong environmental track records. In our biggest campaign yet, GreenPAC volunteers knocked on hundreds of doors and supporters raised tens of thousands of dollars for our endorsed candidates. Thank you to all of you who got involved by donating, volunteering, or spreading the word. Because of you, there are champions in all four corners of Parliament ready to build and support progressive environmental policy.

See below for a short description of each endorsee’s environmental leadership record. For more on our endorsement process, click here.

Will Amos

Party: Liberal
Riding: Pontiac
Status: Re-Elected

Will Amos has been involved in the environmental movement for over 20 years. His recent leadership includes strengthening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and funding Indigenous-led conservation.

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Taylor Bachrach

Party: NDP
Riding: Skeena—Bulkley Valley
Status: Elected

Taylor Bachrach has been recognized as a municipal climate champion. As Mayor of Smithers he has supported environmental bylaws, chaired the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council and supported local initiatives to protect the North Coast and Skeena Watershed.

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Richard Cannings

Party: NDP
Riding: South Okanagan—West Kootenay
Status: Re-Elected

Richard Cannings is an award-winning biologist that, since being elected, has introduced legislation to protect local lakes and rivers, strengthen the Species at Risk Act, and require a carbon analysis of structural materials before building government infrastructure.

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Michael Chong

Party: Conservative
Riding: Wellington—Halton Hills
Status: Re-Elected

Michael Chong has emerged as a climate leader within his own party. He has been active in the All-Party Climate Caucus, and recently ran in the Conservative leadership race as the only candidate with a strong platform on the environment.

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Terry Duguid

Party: Liberal
Riding: Winnipeg South
Status: Re-Elected

Terry Duguid is a longtime champion for better water and waste management. As a Winnipeg councillor he introduced blue box recycling and sewage treatment initiatives, and as an MP he played a pivotal role in securing funds to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg. 

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Kirsty Duncan

Party: Liberal
Riding: Etobicoke North
Status: Re-Elected

Kirsty Duncan is a former researcher and professor of climatology, meteorology and environmental health. As Minister of Science, she advocated for greater funding for climate research.

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Andy Fillmore

Party: Liberal
Riding: Halifax
Status: Re-Elected

Andy Fillmore is a longtime urban planner and environmental champion on the Hill. He has been active with the All-Party Climate Change Caucus and as a rookie MP successfully pushed for greenhouse gas analyses of government infrastructure. 

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Joël Godin

Party: Conservative
Riding: Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
Status: Re-Elected

Joël Godin has been working for years to reduce waste in his riding. After his election he initiated consultations with local economic and environmental stakeholders, and later launched the Circular Economy Committee.

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Steven Guilbeault

Party: Liberal
Riding: Laurier—Sainte-Marie
Status: Elected

Steven Guilbeault is one of Canada’s most well-known environmentalists. He founded Équiterre, Quebec’s largest and most influential environmental non-profit, and has sat on climate change advisory committees of three consecutive Quebec governments. 

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Gord Johns

Party: NDP
Riding: Courtenay — Alberni
Status: Re-Elected

Gord Johns is a longtime green entrepreneur that owned an eco-friendly clothing store and bike rental business. As an MP he introduced motion M-151 to create a national strategy on marine plastics, which led to the government’s decision to ban single-use plastics by 2021. 

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Larry Maguire

Party: Conservative
Riding: Brandon—Souris
Status: Re-Elected

Larry Maguire has worked to protect our water and wetlands. As a Manitoba MLA he lobbied for improvements to the provincial Water Rights Act and as an MP he secured funding for water management and wetland restoration projects. 

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Elizabeth May

Party: Green
Riding: Saanich—Gulf Islands
Status: Re-Elected

Elizabeth May continues to be a tireless environmental advocate on the Hill. Her most recent successes include moving Canada to embrace the 1.5 degree target at COP21, pressing other countries to ratify the Kigali amendments to the Montreal Protocol, and pushing Canada to sign on to the Ocean Charter on plastics.

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Dan Mazier

Party: Conservative
Riding: Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa
Status: Elected

Dan Mazier a farmer that has been active in supporting green, natural infrastructure and renewable energy. He co-founded the Elton Energy Cooperative and advocated for an ALUS type approach as President of Keystone Agriculture Producers.

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Catherine McKenna

Party: Liberal
Riding: Ottawa Centre
Status: Re-Elected

Catherine McKenna went above and beyond her mandate as Environment Minister. She implemented Canada’s first-ever comprehensive climate plan and produced a national strategy to phase out single-use plastics by 2021.

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Joyce Murray

Party: Liberal
Riding: Vancouver Quadra
Status: Re-Elected

Joyce Murray has shown environmental leadership provincially and federally for years, setting the foundation for BC’s climate plan and championing the Centre for Greening Government.

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Jonathan Wilkinson

Party: Liberal
Riding: Vancouver North
Status: Re-Elected

Jonathan Wilkinson is an environmental champion passionate about clean tech and conservation. On Parliament Hill he helped develop Canada’s climate plan, create a clean tech strategy, protect species at risk and introduce new Marine Protected Areas. 

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François Choquette

Party: NDP
Riding: Drummond
Status: Not Elected

Since being elected MP in 2011, Choquette has been involved with the All-Party Climate Change caucus, being named vice-chair in 2013 and chair in 2016. In this role he has worked

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Steve Dyck

Party: Green
Riding: Guelph
Status: Not Elected

Steve Dyck is committed to building healthy and environmentally responsible communities, and is a big supporter of sustainable infrastructure. He started his career in air pollution testing before building what

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Bruce Hyer

Party: Green
Riding: Thunder Bay—Superior North
Status: Not Elected

Bruce Hyer is a lifelong environmental champion passionate about conservation, halting pollution and promoting climate action. He has worked throughout North America on pesticide research and regulation, first helping to

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Anna Keenan

Party: Green
Riding: Malpeque
Status: Not Elected

Keenan started her career working in climate change science communication for the Australian Conservation Foundation, organizing candidates’ forums and public outreach for the 2007 election, and creating partnerships with the

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Racelle Kooy

Party: Green
Riding: Victoria
Status: Not Elected

Kooy has often been a spokesperson for First Nations communities on social justice and sustainable development projects. She was the communications lead for a project led by the Stk’emlupsemc te

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Darcie Lanthier

Party: Green
Riding: Charlottetown
Status: Not Elected

Darcie Lanthier is a staunch advocate for renewable energy and has worked for years to make homes and workplaces more sustainable. After training as an energy systems technologist, Lanthier worked as

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Gord Miller

Party: Green
Riding: Parry Sound–Muskoka
Status: Not Elected

Gord Miller is an ecologist best known for his 15-year long career as Ontario’s Environment Commissioner, the province’s environmental watchdog. In this role he was responsible for upholding and protecting

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Joan Phillip

Party: NDP
Riding: Central Okanagan–Similkameen–Nicola
Status: Not Elected

Phillip has been the Penticton Indian Band’s Lands Administrator for more than two decades. A well-known environmental activist in her community, Phillip has stood up against the Site C dam,

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Jane Philpott

Party: Liberal
Riding: Markham—Stouffville
Status: Not Elected

Philpott has experience spanning three decades dealing with the health impacts of drought and famine in Niger and West Africa. As Minister of Health, she kept environmental determinants of health

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Wayne Stetski

Party: NDP
Riding: Kootenay—Columbia
Status: Not Elected

Prior to being elected MP, Stetski worked for 29 years for the BC Ministry of Environment in the East and West Kootenays. As Regional Manager for Environment, he was responsible

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Rudy Turtle

Party: NDP
Riding: Kenora
Status: Not Elected

Chief Rudy Turtle of the Grassy Narrows First Nation has long-been advocating for the clean-up of mercury in the English and Wabigoon river systems – which has been impacting and poisoning Grassy

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