Green Party of Ontario candidate
Pat has been volunteering with the Greens since he was able to vote. Starting as a canvasser and road-sign installer, he worked his way into positions including volunteer coordinator, campaign manager and chief financial officer. When he was 21 years old, Pat represented the Greens as the candidate in Ottawa-West Nepean for the 2018 provincial election, after which he earned his diploma in Horticultural Industries at Algonquin College.
Pat is now preparing to complete his final semester at the University of Ottawa studying Environmental Economics and Public Policy. During his studies, he completed research with the Vanier Community Association to help develop an Intergovernmental Homelessness Strategy Analysis, presented a paper on the prospect of a provincial public school garden network, and delivered a mock memorandum to cabinet on how the government can fund music therapy as a supplement to addictions and mental health treatments.
Pat also has extensive experience working in customer service, having worked 6 years at McDonald’s, and the last 3 years at Gabriel Pizza. This is where he has honed the listening, problem solving, and leadership skills he hopes to take to Queen’s Park.