Dave Hamelin-Schuilenburg is excited to join the ranks of the Green Party of Canada’s ecological candidates. Originally from Montreal’s west island, then the neighborhood of St-Henri, Dave currently resides in Terrebonne, Quebec after spending 16 years abroad in the U.S., and four years in Ottawa. A certificate graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business, Dave is a call centre professional with over 25 years of experience in the public safety, telecom and transportation industries.
Dave’s motivation to run for the Green Party of Canada is rooted in his upbringing by his single mother and his grandparents, who immigrated to Canada after WWII from Holland. Raised to “leave things better than one finds them,” Dave has consistently espoused those values by contributing to the betterment of the various communities he lived in, both in Canada and the U.S., by directing beautification and public safety efforts within various ecological and neighborhood improvement groups.
Dave believes that now, more than ever, the federal government needs to address the global climate crisis as a true national emergency, and needs to accelerate the transition towards renewable energies and the electrification of our transportation systems. The government must #NameTheDate for the end of fossil fuel vehicle sales in Canada.
He believes the pandemic has clearly demonstrated the need and urgency for a Guaranteed Livable Income. He also believes our political system ought to be more representative, and that Canada needs to do more through actions, not just words, to address the housing crisis and also reconcile with First Nations.
The GPC has demonstrated that it is truly the only party willing to tackle important issues such as climate change, and Dave has the courage to stand up for his community, speak up, and most importantly, take action.