Marty Lancaster has been a high school physics and environmental science teacher for 15 years, and recently finished a four year term as a municipal councillor in Oro-Medonte township. A strong supporter of green values, Marty has a long history of community involvement and advocacy.
Marty holds an honours degree in Science from McMaster University, and earned a Bachelor of Education from Queen's University. He has been a high school physics and environmental science teacher at Bear Creek Secondary School in Barrie for the majority of his teaching career. In addition to teaching he has served as a municipal councillor, in office he voted with fiscal responsibility and environmental values. Marty has been married for 15 years, and is the proud father of two girls; 11 and 9 years old.
Marty believes that Canada needs to be a world leader again, and believes this is possible if politicians listen to the public, and begin to make evidence based policy decisions. He believes that we can, and must, address carbon dioxide emissions, taking cues from the scientific community which has identified this as a central issue of our generation. Marty feels that Canada can build a strong economic future by encouraging the expansion of green energy industries.
Marty recognizes problems and gets to work on them right away, such as maintaining the local ice rink and initiating a men's volleyball league in Barrie. When the green energy act came out in Ontario, he educated people about it by forming a group of students to fundraise, purchase, and install solar panels on the roof of their school. Federally, he has been disturbed by the current government's inactivity on environmental issues, and lack of respect for democratic institutions. He is running for the Green Party in 2015 because he feels they have the best policies with regards to participatory democracy and sustainability.
Marty is trying to be the change he wants to see in the world. He installed solar panels and solar hot water heating on his home, and planted and maintains a permaculture garden. His eco-friendly hobbies include kiteboarding, cross country skiing, cycling and volleyball.
More on Marty
Barrie Community Wholeness Centre Meet the Candidate Night
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Location: 59 Maple Avenue, Barrie
This will be an informal discussion between the community at large and the candidates. Each candidate will have time to share their platform and respond to questions from citizens in the riding.
All Candidates Debate hosted by Grace United Church and the Barrie Chapter of the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness
Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Grace United Church, 350 Grove Street East, Barrie
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