A lifelong volunteer with the Greens, Pat Freel is ready to provide Kanata—Carleton with the leadership we need to build the Ontario we want.
Starting as a canvasser and road-sign installer, Pat worked up to volunteer coordinator, campaign manager, and chief financial officer positions before taking the leap to candidate for the first time. At just 21 years of age, Pat represented the Greens in Ottawa—West Nepean for the 2018 provincial election. Shortly after that, he earned a diploma in horticultural industries at Algonquin College.
Today, Pat is preparing to complete his final semester at the University of Ottawa, where he is pursuing a degree in environmental economics and public policy. During his studies, he conducted research with the Vanier Community Association to help develop an Intergovernmental Homelessness Strategy Analysis, presented a paper on a provincial public school garden network prospect, and explored how the government can fund music therapy as a supplement to addictions and mental health treatments. Pat also has ample experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in food service for nearly a decade.
Eager to connect with the people of Kanata—Carleton to understand their challenges and find solutions, Pat is ready to act as a strong voice for his community at Queen’s Park.
Looking for the riding association?
Please reach out to Nick Bowler, CA President