Walter Bauer is a newcomer to politics who decided to throw his hat into the ring because the most important issues today are Climate Change and growing income inequality. Only the Green Party tackles these issues without plunging the province into more debt.
As an Expert Witness and Professional Engineer, Bauer has worked with companies to analyze cost overruns and propose solutions. He understands how inefficiencies and mistakes can cause costs to spiral out of control.
Bauer graduated from the University of Waterloo, and worked for 20 years in the construction industry before starting his own consulting company in 2001. He has published articles in various trade journals and presented a peer reviewed paper in Washington, D.C.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Bauer moved to Canada as a child and developed a lust for learning and exploring the world. His travels have taken him across Canada and the U.S., Africa, Asia, Central and South America, India and Europe. He has taken bicycles to Cuba, soccer balls to a Costa Rica, pencils and notebooks to Belize. In York Region, among other things, he’s volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, made breakfast for the homeless, and co-led a group sponsoring a Syrian refugee family in Toronto.