Alex Hill has been a lifelong resident of eastern Ontario, and currently resides in Ottawa West—Nepean. He is in his fourth year at the University of Ottawa, pursuing an honours degree in political science. He is an active member of the uOttawa Greens – one of the biggest Green Party campus clubs in Canada – and is the secretary of the Green Party’s constituency association (C.A.) in his riding. He has spent the past couple of years organising events at the C.A. level, including several community clean-ups. He is also an experienced activist and community organiser, and has been outspoken on issues ranging from civil liberties in Canada to human rights in Burma.
Since his first foray into politics in 2006, he has worked on numerous political campaigns in various capacities and at all levels of government. After volunteering on Elizabeth May’s winning campaign in Saanich—Gulf Islands in 2011 he pursued and won the nomination as Green Party of Ontario candidate in Ottawa West—Nepean. In the 2011 provincial election he managed to secure more votes than the party’s provincial average, and generated positive media attention for the party in major publications such as the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Star.
Alex has since been appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as the Green Party of Ontario’s Training, Colleges, and Universities Critic, and was elected to the Provincial Executive as the male regional representative for eastern Ontario at the party’s 2012 Annual General Meeting. If re-elected, he is committed to continuing to build capacity at the local level in eastern Ontario by working with the membership to establish constituency associations and identify candidates for the upcoming election.