Animal Protection Party of Canada is a federal political party that is growing!
As the most progressive party in Canada, we represent a wide range of issues that need definitive action because the Earth, animals, and people can no longer wait.
We are actively seeking new candidates from across the country to join us in our mission of bringing compassionate politics to the political sphere in their local communities. If you are interested in getting political, please reach out to us.
LIZ WHITE, Party Leader,
Liz is the leader and co-founder of the Animal Protection Party of Canada (formerly Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada).
Liz began her career as a registered nurse and has spent her working life advocating for a fair and just world. She has spent over 40 years as a community activist, working on progressive issues including advocating for the disadvantaged, animal protection, and aboriginal land settlements. Liz has worked on animal and environmental protection since joining the Toronto Humane Society in 1987.
Liz was a founding director of Animal Alliance of Canada when it was formed in 1990. She has participated on a number of government advisory councils at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels.
Shelby Bertrand - Ottawa Centre
Shelby Bertrand has recently resigned after six years in the civil service to pursue a career in academia and animal rights. She is now completing graduate studies at the University of Ottawa, where she is a member of the University of Ottawa Animal Rights Association.
She works to raise awareness about other issues alongside animal rights, such as chronic illness and women’s rights.
Simon Luisi -Scarborough Southwest
Simon studied engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. He runs a small bike courier company and is a tireless activist, helping numerous organizations protect wild spaces and animals.
For many years, Simon has been a member of the Toronto Vegetarian Association. He has worked with the Peaceful Parks Coalition to protect provincial and national parks, helping with petitions to stop cormorant culls and other campaigns. He also continues to participate in demonstrations against the fur fashion industry.
Brad MacDonald - Moncton - Riverview - Dieppe
Brad MacDonald was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. Brad studied Psychology and French at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia before redirecting his interests to the Arts. In 2009, he graduated from the Centre for Arts and Technology as a Digital Film Technologist. Pursuing a career as a video technician, Brad returned home to Moncton.
During his five-year position at a local post-production facility, he advocated to save the film industry against government cuts on multiple occasions. Brad lobbied all three levels of governmental representatives as well as participated in a rally at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Brad believes to promote change one must be compassionate. Only months after supporting the film industry, he challenged the provincial government’s decision to relocate Moncton High School, one of the few remaining heritage buildings in Moncton.
In 2014, Brad became aware of a positive family history of heart disease. Familiarizing himself with lifestyle changes to reduce his risk, Brad went vegetarian. To further his knowledge in maintaining a healthy lifestyle he successfully completed the Professional Plant-Based Certification Course at Rouxbe Online Culinary School.
By 2017, he had removed all animal products from his diet and actively seeks to avoid all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty. Throughout his lifestyle changes, Brad quickly discovered the injustices associated with the animal agriculture industry, leading him to advocate for animal protection and environmental conservation.
Applying his technological expertise, Brad is a zealous internet activist. He passionately supports animal rights and speaks openly about the state of the environment. Brad reaches thousands of people through social media, highlighting the importance of positive lifestyle change.
He currently resides in Moncton with his wife, Ashley, adopted cat Ollie, and rescue kitten from Cuba, Oscar.
Jordon Miller: Steveston-Richmond East
Jordon was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, and has been living in the Metro Vancouver region since 2011. He’s currently employed at the City of Vancouver as the coordinator of a program designed to encourage staff to commute to work in an environmentally sustainable way. Prior to this, he spent three years operating a food security project in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Jordon holds a BBA in International Business (Honours) from Brock University. He was also certified as an Executive Coach through Royal Roads University in 2016, and has since received supplemental certifications in plant-based nutrition and health coaching. In 2020, Jordon is set to begin a Master’s program in Human Security and Peacebuilding.
Through the right combination of influences, Jordon began eating a vegetarian diet in 2011, and has been living a fully vegan lifestyle since 2017. Though he endeavours to be a more outspoken advocate for non-human animals, he does contribute to various campaigns and volunteers as a one-on-one coach and mentor to new vegans around the world.
Jordon is personally motivated by the notion of living an examined life. He is striving to become evermore aware of the impact his choices have on the world around him, and is focused on continuous learning through dialogue, openness, and honesty.
Jordon lives a modest lifestyle with his wife and son in Richmond, BC. He has two current preoccupations to which he dedicates time each morning: mindfulness meditation and learning Chinese (Mandarin). Otherwise, he enjoys cycling, reading, bouldering, and catching Toronto Maple Leafs’ games (a childhood passion that he can’t shake).
Jordan Reichert, West Coast Campaign Officer, Victoria, B.C.
Born and raised in Victoria, B.C., Jordan is a mental health and addictions worker, animal advocate, and community organizer in his home town. In the fall of 2015, he ran in the Canadian federal election in Victoria, B.C. for the Animal Protection Party of Canada.
Jordan has worked as a marine electrician, in the service industry, for the Victoria Cool Aid Society, and has been employed at Island Health for the past 9 years as a mental health and addictions worker. He co-organizes a number of organizations and events including the Vancouver Island Vegan Association, Vegtoria Veg Fest, Animal Advocacy Camp, Pets OK B.C., the View Royal Rabbit Rescue and the Victoria Horse Alliance.
In 2014, Jordan graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a double major in sociology and philosophy. After the 2015 federal election, Jordan became the West Coast Campaign Officer for the Animal Protection Party of Canada and is employed by the Animal Alliance of Canada.