Riding: Beaches - East York
Status: Not Elected
Arthur Potts worked in clean energy and waste reduction for 30 years before he was elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014. He cofounded a wood waste recycling business in 1989, and led a bio-waste treatment and diversion company from 2008 to 2013, diverting more than 75% of mixed municipal waste from landfills while recovering clean water, recyclables, and climate-busting methane. As an MPP, he served as Parliamentary Assistant to the ministers of environment, transportation, and agriculture, food, and rural affairs, supported Ontario’s carbon cap-and-trade program, and worked with community partners to open a pollinator-friendly food demonstration garden beside his constituency office.