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Provincial Executive Elections

Every year the party holds internal elections for our governing Provincial Executive (PE). The PE is responsible for the Green Party of Ontario's governance, similar to a board of directors, and sets the strategic goals, annual plan and budget for the party.

The successful candidates will be announced during the 2020 Virtual Convention on November 7th.

The following positions are up for election at the 2020 convention:

How to vote Register for the convention

Secretary

1 position available

Sumaiya EvaSumaiya Eva

My name is Sumaiya Sabrin Eva. I hold double Masters in Political Science and International Development Studies (University of Guelph), and in International Relations (University of Dhaka). While my research areas have been in food security, food waste, and climate change, I have been an advocate for the marginalized communities since 2013. Considering the existing policies of the political parties in Canada, I felt that the Green Party is the only party that promotes realistic and sustainable changes for both the people and the environment. I have been an active volunteer of the Green Party since 2019 and volunteered for the federal candidate in Guelph that same year. I would like to run for the "Secretary" position to contribute more to the party, using my academic and professional experiences, and continue to learn from the Green Party community.

Central

2 positions available

Bonnie NorthBonnie North

A small business owner and RNCP, Bonnie is dedicated to the GPO's vision. Bonnie served two elected terms as Co-Deputy Leader and ran twice as a candidate. In 2018 she placed eighth amongst GPO candidates and doubled Barrie-Innisfil's vote from the 2015 election.

Bonnie proudly represents Green values in her work on the PE, and as a community activist and volunteer in such organizations as CARP, Barrie Pride, Living Green, and the Electric Vehicle Society. She currently serves with the Urban Pantry, the Simcoe County Food Council and the Barrie Urban Gardeners. Bonnie is also in early partnering stages with the CWF to promote peri-urban biodiversity.

Within the GPO, Bonnie is participating in the PE's Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and is designing frameworks for advisory councils, one of which should include an Indigenous Council.

Please elect Bonnie to represent you as we build a greener, more caring Ontario together. Find her at: www.bonnienorth.ca

Northern

2 positions available

Tim McKillopTim McKillop

I have called Northern Ontario home for most of my life. My background includes experiences that range from forestry to education, allowing me a balanced perspective for the role of Northern Représentative for the Provincial Executive. My educational portfolio includes undergraduate degrees from Lakehead University in Education and Biology, a Fish and Wildlife Technician Diploma from Sault College and a Masters of Science in Environmental Practice from a Royal Roads University.
I've volunteered for several campaigns as a member of the Green Party. I've knocked on numerous doors and made countless phone calls listening to my neighbours outline what is most important to them. These discussions along with a belief in the values put forward by the Green Party of Ontario have helped make me an ideal representative for the north.

Horseshoe

2 positions available

Pauline ThornhamPauline Thornham

Pauline has lived in Brampton since 1980, where she was a GPO candidate in the last three provincial elections. Having retired from the PDSB, she continues as a supply teacher. During her whole teaching career, Pauline was her school’s teachersʼ union representative.

Pauline joined the Green Party of Ontario in 2010. She is the GPO shadow cabinet Women’s Issues Critic, and is the female Horseshoe Region representative on the GPO Provincial Executive. She obtained a Certificate in Environmental Conservation from the University of Guelph in January, 2011.

Norbert D’CostaNorbert D’Costa

Born and raised in India, Norbert D'Costa went to work in Saudi Arabia where he worked for 16 years. Following the Iraq war, Norbert immigrated to Canada with his family in 1991, making Brampton home. In Canada, Norbert worked in Information Technology for 25 years before retiring in 2014.

On retirement Norbert realized the world was not the same place it was when he started working. India and the Middle East were not the same and even Canada had changed in his 25 years here, with Environment & Climate at a crisis globally. Norbert started looking for places where he could make a difference and found the Green Party his home: The Green values were totally aligned with his own and extended worldwide through the Global Greens.

With the Green Party of Ontario, Norbert is the current president of the Brampton North CA. He is also on the Provincial Executive.

Young Greens co-chairs

2 positions available

Hannah Conover-ArthursHannah Conover-Arthurs

Hannah Conover-Arthurs is a Toronto based chef and urban farmer. Growing up with a passion for alternative medicine and organics, Hannah got involved with food at a very young age. Cooking lead to an interest in organic agriculture and urban farming. She currently farms at Fresh City Farms a local organic food company operating out of Downsview Park.

Hannah believes in the connection between our food, health, soil, and environment. She is an activist defending the environment, women’s rights, and democracy. She has been helping the Green Party for the past 2 years, volunteering on multiple campaigns across the country. Hannah is running as the Green Party candidate for the Davenport riding in the 2019 federal election. She hopes to advocate for sustainability, corporate accountability, and prosperity of future generations.

Southwestern

1 position available, vacancy, non-male

Teresa CornwellTeresa Cornwell

Teresa grew up on a large family dairy farm, in Oxford County. She received a BSc in Environmental Toxicology from University of Guelph. Teresa then studied plant biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey before coming back to Ontario. She has lived in Kitchener with her husband, 2 sons and their dog since.

Teresa has been active on the executives of her local Green Party associations (Kitchener Centre and Waterloo Region), since 2009 and is currently the CFO for Kitchener Centre. During election season she can always be found knocking on doors in Kitchener and Guelph.
Teresa can currently be found knitting shawls, editing math textbooks or working in a fabric shop.

Eastern

1 position available, non-female

Eric GilmourEric Gilmour

Eric served as one of the Young Green Representatives on the Provincial Executive since the creation of the position at the 2017 AGM until the 2019 AGM. Eric has served as Chair of the Conduct Committee since 2018. Eric has also served on the Policy Processing Committee, and currently sits on the Provincial Nomination Committee for the upcoming 2022 general election.

Eric has served on the Constituency Association boards of Simcoe North and Ottawa Centre, and has volunteered on several campaigns including the Ottawa 2020 byelections, the Steve Dyck 2019 Federal Campaign, and the Mike Schreiner 2018 campaign.

Eric currently has lived in Ottawa since 2017 where he works for an engineering consulting company. He specializes in road design and traffic engineering, and also does work in asset management.