Dr. David Robinson is one of Sudbury’s leading citizens. He has a long record of promoting Sudbury and creating jobs in the region. He was the first person to identify and promote the Northern Ontario Mining Supply and Service sector as Sudbury’s leading sector. His work brought funding and helped create an international reputation for Sudbury supply companies.
Robinson brought the Northern Ontario School of Architecture to the city. The School’s students bring over $8 million into the province each year. The School has revitalized the downtown and will contribute to the development of new forest based industries for the North. He came up with the idea, launched the community committee that brought it into being and wrote the business plan. He is the only candidate to have brought millions of dollars to the North.
He brought Pat the Dog Theatre Creation to Sudbury, leading to the creation of the annual Playsmelter Festival of New Works, and was a founding member of Gallery 6500 operating out of the Steelworkers Hall.
Robinson is a leading expert on Northern Ontario economic development. He has consulted internationally on economic development. He has published on forestry, mining, and property taxation and is the author of two books and has written hundreds of columns about Northern Ontario. He is best known for columns in Northern Ontario Business Magazine that focus on Northern economic issues. He does frequent interviews for the broadcast media.
Dr. Robinson teaches Regional economics and Natural Resource Economics at Laurentian University. He is convinced that the most crucial issue for Canada and the world today is climate change. As an economist he is convinced on two points: we can afford to take action now, and we can’t afford to wait.
David was the Green Party of Ontario’s candidate for the Sudbury riding in the winter, 2015, by-election, and represented the Green Party of Canada in the Sudbury riding during the 2015 federal election. He knows what Sudbury needs and he knows what needs to be done at Queen’s Park.