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john kidder green candidate for mission-matsqui-fraser canyon

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everything you need to make an educated decision this fall

Meet John

• Father and grandfather

• Software developer

• Entrepreneur

• Policy analyst

• Founder of the Green Party of BC (1983)

• Holds the Financial Portfolio in the Green Party Shadow Cabinet

• Ashcroft farmer
John Kidder was born in 1947 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and spent his childhood in Vancouver, Montréal, Beloeil, Sept-Îles, and Labrador. His family moved to Vancouver in 1963 where he completed high school before attending Collège Militaire Royale and UBC to study science, agriculture and economics. In the ‘00s, he attended Simon Fraser University’s Graduate Liberal Studies program, and the Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman School of Business Directors Education Program.

In his early career, John worked many jobs – he was a working cowboy, a mine worker, pipeline labourer, fish buyer and warehouse foreman.  He became an agricultural economist, policy analyst, range management specialist and environmental program manager. From the 1980s until 2009, he developed technology in software, fibre optics, medical devices and online governance. He holds six patents.  He founded two successful companies, APRIO Inc., the leading Canadian supplier of software for boards of directors for companies, credit unions and non-profits, and Photon Control Inc., a supplier of photonic sensing equipment.

In addition to his working career, John has served on a number of corporate, political and cultural non-profit boards. Among them, he served as a Director of the Canadian Advanced Technology Association, Vice-Chair of the Canadian Photonics Consortium, Chair and CEO of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society, and Chair of the Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society in Ashcroft.  

John has been engaged in politics since the 1970s.  He has a legacy in Canada’s green movement - in 1982, he was a founder and Secretary of the Green Party of British Columbia, the first Green Party in North America, and worked on Adriane Carr's first campaign.  He worked for years with the Liberal Party of Canada — including as BC Policy Chair and President of the Vancouver Quadra EDA, and as a candidate in Okanagan-Coquihalla in 2011.  He was the western Chair of the “Committee For The Constitution”, a non-partisan group that organized nationally against the Meech Lake Accord.   He left the Liberal Party when Justin Trudeau criticized Stephen Harper for not “doing enough to promote the Keystone XL pipeline”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
John married Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, on Earth day 2019. He was previously married for 32 years to Siri Heiberg from Norway until she died in 2009. In the early 1970s he was married to Marion Kidder. He has three children and four grandchildren.  He lives on a small farm in Ashcroft in the dry interior of BC, and keeps an apartment in the family home in Vancouver, which is now occupied by his daughter and two grandchildren.

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In the meantime, check out Elections Canada to find out how you can get involved in the 2019 Federal Election.

Green Party Policies

We care about: our democracy, our economy, our communities – our future:

Sustainable Economy - because tomorrow is serious business
Strong Communities - because Canada depends on it
Good Government - because it’s time to restore democracy
Bold Action on Climate - because we live here

Green Party Principles

The policies of the Green Party of Canada are based on six fundamental principles:

Non-Violence - We declare our commitment to non-violence and strive for a culture of peace and cooperation between states.

Sustainability - We recognize the scope for the material expansion of society within the biosphere, and the need to maintain biodiversity through the use of renewable resources.

Social Justice - We assert that the key to social justice is the equitable distribution of resources to ensure that all have full opportunities for personal and social development.

Ecological Wisdom - We acknowledge that human beings are part of the natural world and we respect the specific value of all forms of life, including non-human species.

Participatory Democracy - We strive for a democracy in which all citizens have the right to express their views, and are able to directly participate in decisions which affect their lives.

Respect for Diversity - We honour and value equally the Earth's biological and ecological diversity together with the context of individual responsibility toward all beings.

How Greens do Politics Differently

Greens speak for the people
We are not beholden to corporations or unions, just individuals.

Greens speak for the constituents
We are not "whipped" and do not have to toe the party line. Green candidates represent their constituents first and foremost.We are actively using our listening campaigns to find out which issues are most important to our constituents. We even survey down to the postal code level so it's easy for our constituents to see what's most important in the few blocks around their residence.

Greens make decisions based on evidence
We use information acquired by scientific methods and from economic analysis in our decision-making.

Greens collaborate
We have our own platform, based upon the six Green Principles, and the issues that are important to our constituents. These planks will be fully costed before the election. However, the platform planks are just the starting point. We know that a diversity of opinion builds better ideas and these ideas can come from politicians in all political parties. It's not us against the other political parties, it is all of us against our common problems.
For more information on the Green Party of Canada, visit www.greenparty.ca

UPCOMING EVENTS

19
Oct

Women of Mission Gala

Sat
12:00 am
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12:00 am
21
Oct

Election Day!

Mon
12:00 am
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12:00 am
21
Oct

Voter Appreciation Party

Mon
12:00 am
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12:00 am
SEE ALL

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With your help, John Kidder and the Mission-Matsqui Fraser Canyon Federal Green Party Association are able to spread awareness about the social and environmental issues taking place in our community and across the country.

Your donation supports our volunteers, contributes to the success of John Kidder's campaign, and strengthens the Green Party collective by allowing our riding to host and attend information sessions, fundraisers and public events to empower citizens with the knowledge they need to make an informed decision this fall.

Please note that donations can only be accepted by individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
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19
Oct

Women of Mission Gala

Sat
12:00 am
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12:00 am
21
Oct

Election Day!

Mon
12:00 am
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12:00 am
21
Oct

Voter Appreciation Party

Mon
12:00 am
-
12:00 am
SEE ALL
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