From left to right:
- Claire Martin
- Ken Melamend
- Frances Litman
- Elizabeth May
- Glenn Sollitt
- Jo-Ann Roberts
- Paul Manly
- Lynne Quarmby
- Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi
Claire Martin is an award winning meteorologist, TV presenter, and a veteran of the Canadian media industry. She has worked both on and off camera for public and private broadcasters for over twenty years – including almost ten years with CBC’s The National.
West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country
Ken Melamed is the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country candidate for the Green Party of Canada. A long time resident of the region, Ken has passion for this place and its people combined with solid local government experience.
Frances Litman is known for her positive attitude and proactive approach to solving problems. A successful small business owner, community organizer and long-time Esquimalt resident, Frances is the award-winning founder of Creatively United for the Planet and a former Times-Colonist journalist. Her passion for bringing people together will continue to foster positive change for our region.
Saanich – Gulf Islands
Elizabeth May is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada and its first elected Member of Parliament, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands in southern Vancouver Island. Elizabeth is an environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer, who has a long record as a dedicated advocate — for social justice, for the environment, for human rights, and for pragmatic economic solutions.
Courtenay – Alberni
Glenn Sollitt was born in Edmonton, Alberta and at the age of 8 his family moved to Salt Spring Island, coincidentally the riding in which Elizabeth May would eventually win as the Green Party’s first Member of Parliament. Glenn grew up as a commercial fisherman; deck handing for his father, later leasing boats and eventually building his own boat to fish his way through Mechanical Engineering at UBC. Education lead to a rewarding experience working at Norpac Controls, serving the process industries in BC. Norpac was an award winning company and a terrific environment to enhance skills in business professionalism, responsibility, accountability and management. An opportunity to create a satellite office provided a path back to island life and a move to Vancouver Island ensued. When it eventually felt like a time for change, Glenn worked in management in the shellfish aquaculture industry and would later create his own seafood distribution company.
Jo-Ann Roberts is a veteran journalist, best known as the respected host of the arts and current affairs program All Points West on CBC Radio One in Victoria. She is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, and has developed and taught a curriculum on public broadcasting for the University of Victoria. As a volunteer, she has served on university and hospital Boards and as the BC Director for the Canadian Media Guild.
Nanaimo – Ladysmith
Growing up in a political family, Paul developed a keen interest in issues that matter to Canadians. Those interests, in social and economic justice, environmental stewardship and politics have formed who he is now. As a researcher, filmmaker and communications specialist, Paul has committed his skills and knowledge to contribute to the creation of electronic media that educates, informs and adds to the public dialogue on issues of importance.
Burnaby North – Seymour
Lynne Quarmby grew up in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Following studies in Marine Biology and Oceanography at the University of British Columbia, she moved to the U.S. to pursue her studies in Biochemistry. She returned to Canada in 2000 as a Professor in the Faculty of Science at Simon Fraser University.
Cowichan – Malahat – Langford
Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi is an experienced leader who has a long history of contributing to her community as a successful business owner, an elected First Nations Chief, a school trustee, and as a senior manager in post-secondary education.