Elizabeth is a writer and historian with a special interest in the treatment and lives of animals, the environment, social justice, and women’s issues. Elizabeth has a doctorate from McGill University and is a Senior Research Associate at Trinity College, University of Toronto where from 1991 to 2004 she was the Dean of Women. She is the author of several books including “Dogs and Underdogs: Finding Happiness at Both Ends of the Leash“.
Elizabeth, a vegan since 1992, shares her home with rescued dogs and cats, and is a member of Toronto Pig Save, Toronto Cow Save and the Toronto Vegetarian Association. She coordinated a pet therapy program at Mount Sinai Hospital for over a decade.
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Kyle is the founder of Urban Ecosystems, a habitat initiative in Ontario’s “Greenbelt.” He is passionate about wild animals and their habitat, animal welfare and the health of the planet.
Kyle shares Ghandi’s idea that you must be the change you wish to see in the world. For the past seven years, Kyle has been a practising a vegan diet.
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Jody teaches philosophy, ethics, critical thinking, and sociology at a community college. He has been a candidate in three past elections, for the NDP and as a independent.
Currently, Jody is completing a book about animal and environmental ethics and eco-politics.
Emma, at 21, was our youngest candidate. She is pursuing a joint honours degree in Environment and Resource Sustainability and Biology at the University of Waterloo, and is heavily involved in the university community and the greater Waterloo region. She grew up surrounded by foster animals and immersed in the environmental, animal rights, and social issues of the world.
Simon runs a small courier company and is a tireless activist, helping a number of 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.
Simon is a graduate of General Sciences and Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal.
This was Simon’s third outing as a candidate for our Party.
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Born and raised in Victoria, B.C., Jordan is an animal advocate, activist, and vegan community organizer in his home town. He is a founder of the Victoria Horse Alliance and runs a number of organizations including the Vancouver Island Vegan Association, Island Animal Liberation, and Victoria Animal News. He has been employed at Vancouver Island Health Authority for the past 7 years and continues to help people experiencing mental health and addiction issues through their recovery.
In 2014, Jordan graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a double major in Sociology and Philosophy. He has written numerous papers, blogs, and given public presentations on the integration and struggles between animals and society. As well, he regularly volunteers his videography, photography, graphic design, and editing skills to local environmental, social justice, and animal advocacy organizations in need of pro-bono support.
Rudy Brunell Solomonivici
Rudy attended Guelph and York University and has a Bachelor of Arts in English. During his working years he was employed as a civil servant in both provincial and federal governments.
Rudy has spent a lifetime monitoring birds in Toronto and has rescued and rehabilited many who were injured or orphaned.
Rudy has been an animal rights and environmental activist since the 1980s. He served on the Board of Action Volunteers for Animals for two years and currently spends his time promoting his belief that society must develop a greater empathy for non-human creatures with whom we share the earth.
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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.
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