Green Party of Canada


Annamie Paul

Toronto Centre

Annamie Paul

annamie.paul@greenparty.ca
https://www.annamiepaul.ca/
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Annamie Paul is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Annamie is an inaugural Action Canada Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow for social entrepreneurship alumni, and a recipient of the Black Business and Professional Association Harry Jerome Award. She is also a Barrister and Solicitor (Law Society of Ontario) and holds a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa. Annamie was born and raised in Toronto and speaks English, French, Catalan and Spanish. 

In her professional pursuits, Annamie has been a social entrepreneur and a public policy advocate dedicated to advancing a sustainable and inclusive future for Canadians. She is the founder and former Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Political Leadership (CCPL), a non-profit that advocated for and trained women, LGBTQ+, Indigenous and racialised peoples to run for elected office and public leadership positions. Many of these CCPL trainees are now serving their communities in elected roles. Annamie also co-founded and co-directed the Barcelona International Public Policy Hub (BIPP HUB), an innovation hub that supports international NGOs that work on global challenges. 

Additionally, Annamie has more than 15 years of experience in international affairs and external relations, including working as the Brussels/EU Director for Crisis Action which is a leading conflict prevention NGO. She also served as an Advisor in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Lastly, she has worked as a Political Officer in Canada’s Mission to the European Union, where she was responsible for portfolios on human rights, development, and conflict prevention. 

In terms of community engagement and volunteerism, Annamie serves and advises on a number of Boards of non-governmental organisations, including: Climate Infrastructure Partnership (CLIP), Higher Education Alliance for Refugees (HEAR), Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT), as well as, Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC). Annamie has equally been a member of the Steering Committee for Equal Voice Canada and has published articles, policy papers, and opinion pieces on social inclusion and representation in Canadian politics.

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Adrian Currie

Davenport

Adrian  Currie

Adrian Currie is an actor, a film-maker and a public servant with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in History, both from McGill University. Born in Jamaica and raised in Scarborough, he is passionate about cycling in Toronto, and sits on Cycle Toronto’s Board of Directors as the current Vice President.

As well as shooting commercials and playing parts in local film and television productions, Adrian has been active with the Green Party since 2009. Adrian’s vision has been to help grow the Green Party and make it strong and relevant. Adrian is currently the Ontario Representative to the Green Party’s Federal Council and is now the GPC candidate for Davenport.

Adrian understands that the best way to make real change in society is through policy and that means having a seat at the table when decisions are being made. Adrian is proud to be the Green Party candidate for Davenport and looks forward to pressing for real action to battle the climate emergency that we now face, as well as supporting the Davenport community with actions on issues such as affordable housing and a robust Green economic recovery which focuses on small businesses.

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Afam Elue

Etobicoke—Lakeshore

Afam Elue

Afam Elue is an investor and business consultant. He has been a resident of the Long Branch neighbourhood for over 12 years. His professional background is in corporate banking, wealth management and project management spanning three countries.

Afam earned his M.B.A. in 2006 from the University of Dallas in Texas, with a concentration in corporate finance. His achievements include playing a key role in creating over a half of a billion dollars in risk assets with the largest bank in Africa. He helped CitiFinancial save $11.5 million in delinquent loans, and pioneered a branch of Edward Jones Investments to serve over 160 households.

He is the founder and chairman of African Business Community, a digital not-for-profit platform for the creation and preservation of wealth, primarily for entrepreneurs of Afro-descent.

Afam is married to Elaine, who is originally from Singapore. He is passionate about leaving a sustainable planet for his children, Chino, Kanayo and Tobe, and values working towards a future with no poverty, social justice, green jobs, affordable housing, seniors’ care and free post-secondary tuition.

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Elizabeth Robertson

Mississauga—Lakeshore

Elizabeth Robertson

Elizabeth Robertson is a dedicated wife and mother of three. She is pursuing a double Master’s in Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) and Leadership and Community Engagement (MLCE) at York University, and is trained with an Honours Degree in Political Science and additional certifications in Public Policy, Administration and Constitutional Law. She is actively involved in advocacy for autism, Indigenous rights and engaged in political campaigns at all levels of government.

Her advocacy began after the autism diagnosis of two of her children and challenges accessing services from the federal government. Elizabeth felt she could help more people by taking an active role in politics.

She was motivated to run for the Green Party of Canada by a commitment to making her community a compassionate and inspiring place to live. Elizabeth understands the diversity of needs in Mississauga—Lakeshore, and the need to invest in a green economy with secure housing, a strong social safety net and support for seniors.

Elizabeth is deeply dedicated to the development of a sustainable, creative and socially-minded community and, ultimately, a stronger Canada. She believes there is no climate justice without social justice and is committed to addressing the climate emergency and protecting our waters; creating a social safety net so all Canadians can live in dignity; and to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

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Unblind Tibbin

Humber River—Black Creek

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Unblind Tibbin is an equal rights, social justice, sustainable lifestyles and accessibility advocate in Toronto. He cares deeply about environmental sustainability, youth and bilingualism, and has volunteered in many capacities with many organizations, such as the United Nations Association in Canada where he was the chair of the youth committee.

Unblind grew up in Switzerland and in north Toronto and has a Masters degree in economics from York University. He went on to work as a French teacher for children, and as a Kwanzaa instructor in the joint Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention and Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s Mate Maisie program. 

He later worked as a program manager at Friends in Trouble where he provided anti-oppression training to Toronto Public Library staff. He has worked for the Positive Alternative to Youth Gangs project in the Jane and Finch area where he was in charge of creating holistic self-betterment programs for at-risk youth, including workshops on urban farming, food security and ecological sustainability.

Unblind went on to be manager of community engagement for the Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region. Following this, he was employed by CUSO International as a youth development worker and spent 18 months in Cameroon and Nigeria teaching and helping to create programs for disadvantaged youth.

Unblind is currently the executive director of the Sierra Leone Union of Canada, and a youth services officer in the Ontario public service where he continues to work with the most challenging youth in Toronto.

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Chanté White

Peterborough—Kawartha

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Chanté White is a second generation Canadian, born to immigrant parents from Guyana and Jamaica, and grew up in Toronto, ON. She is a recent graduate from Trent University in Peterborough with a honours degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Political Studies. She has a deep love for nature and the environment and is a leading member of the Climate Reality Project, a non-profit founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. 

Her passion for politics stems from her desire to better her local community and her overarching goal of dismantling racial injustice in Canada. She has spent years volunteering within the community, advocating for youth and working with politicians for more accessible mental health care, environmental protections, affordable education and many other issues facing Canadians today. Chanté has published several articles on environmental policy for Electric City Magazine and most recently collaborated with the district health department to develop a policy scan to identify gaps in climate change mitigation policies.

Chanté is committed to the development of a sustainable, healthy and diverse community, and to helping aid the shift to a circular economy. With her multicultural approach to local politics and knowledge of environmental policy, she is determined to help develop modern approaches to some of our most prevalent issues. Chanté loves her community and enjoys being a part of progress. She is excited to meet you all and prove to you why she should be your Green Party MP representing Peterborough-Kawartha.

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