The Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Green Party is pleased to announce its official campaign launch on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. “Take time out of your busy day to meet the next Member of Parliament for this riding,” says RNP Green Party CEO John Epps. He adds that the RNP Green Party Candidate, Ian Pineau, brings many attributes which enhance his bid to represent this riding. (Photo above submitted)
“Ian is a full time professor at the Pembroke campus of Algonquin College, where he administers and teaches in the outdoor education program,” says Epps. “There is no doubt that teaching people how to navigate dangerous rapids has been perfect preparation for Green Party candidacy in this riding,” he quips.
Pineau was born and raised on Prince Edward Island. A lifelong educator, he has worked across the country with youth and adults in outdoor environments. Active in environmental organizations and community groups wherever he has lived, he has a comprehensive understanding of sustainability issues from a variety of perspectives. A strong belief in the need to address all three pillars of sustainability (social, economic, and environmental) in any and all decision-making inform and drive his actions both personally and professionally.
Pineau is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and has a Masters of Education degree specializing in educational leadership from Charles Sturt University in Australia. Having worked in five of Canada’s ten provinces as well as in the Yukon Territory, he has a strong understanding of national as well as local issues. He is currently sitting on several boards of directors as well as on committees focused on sustainability and stewardship issues.
The launch party will be at A New Leaf Food Experience, 1049 Victoria Street, in Petawawa. The September 18 event runs from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.
“We have no reservations in endorsing Ian, and you need no reservations for this party,” said Epps. “Come out and meet our candidate. He will be pleased to see you and answer your questions.”
Epps,L. (2019,Sept.16) Green Party Candidate Ian Pineau launches campaign Sept 18 in Petawawa [media release]