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Mike Morrice is working for change that puts people first.

About Mike

Mike has spent his career bringing people together to lead the shift to a green economy in Waterloo Region and beyond. He is the founder of Sustainable Waterloo Region and Green Economy Canada, and he’s helped businesses and organizations from all sectors to reduce their carbon impact.

Mike is running to represent Kitchener Centre in the upcoming federal election because he wants to make life more affordable for all, and create a future we are proud to leave our kids. .

Mike’s Priorities

For over 5 months, Mike and his team have been listening to people in Kitchener Centre - at the door, at kitchen table conversations, at festivals and events. They’ve heard what’s important to people like you, and the kind of change you’re looking for - change that puts you first.

As your representative, Mike would work hard to:

  • Expand health care to ensure that every Canadian has access to Pharmacare, comprehensive mental health care and home care for seniors. Mike also wants to expand dental and vision care, so that no matter your job, you have basic coverage.

  • Strengthen the economy by increasing supports for small businesses, promoting job creation in the economy of the future, and investing in worker retraining to ensure that no one is left behind as we transition to a diverse economy, The Green Party makes it a priority to balance the budget and manage tax dollars responsibly.

  • Take action on climate change by ending fossil fuel subsidies, transitioning quickly to renewable energy, and retrofitting all buildings to protect the climate and save you money. The Green Party would set targets based on what scientists tell us is necessary to keep the planet livable. 

  • Make life affordable for all by ensuring that everyone has affordable childcare, a guaranteed livable income, and a place to call home. Mike wants every Kitchener Centre resident to have access to affordable and efficient transit, and other services that make life better.

  • Reform democracy to make sure that every vote counts. As a Green Party MP, Mike would work collaboratively with other parties to get things done, and always put people ahead of politics.

Mike would bring much-needed integrity and honesty to his job as a Member of Parliament, working hard to represent you and your priorities.

As a Candidate with the Green Party of Canada, Mike shares values with Greens worldwide: respect for diversity, social justice, non-violence, sustainability, ecological wisdom and participatory democracy.

The Green Party’s vision and climate action plan outline how Greens would govern, and work with other parties to protect the planet and make life better for all Canadians. The party will release its platform closer to the fall election, but you can learn more about our plan here:

  • Our Vision outlines the Green Party’s priorities and vision for a different kind of government.

  • Mission: Possible is the Green Party’s 20 point climate action plan that sets ambitious targets, and a plan to reduce our carbon impact and create a livable future.

As a Green MP, Mike would always be able to vote with his constituents, even if it means disagreeing with the party’s position. This means that he can focus on being a representative for Kitchener Centre in Parliament, putting you first.

The Morrice2019 Campaign

Mike has been building a winning campaign from Day 1, raising the money, building the team, and creating the plan that it will take to win in Kitchener Centre. With 500 people at the launch party, funding that compares to other parties’ campaigns, and hundreds of people out knocking on doors, Mike’s campaign is offering the change that people are looking for.

Join the campaign to help elect Mike in Kitchener Centre! With your support, a win on October 21st is possible!

Volunteer, stay in touch, donate, and take a lawn sign to show your neighours that Mike is your choice for Kitchener Centre.

 

About


In building Sustainable Waterloo Region and Green Economy Canada, Mike has spent the past decade bringing people together from a wide mix of sectors to lead the shift to a green economy in Waterloo Region and beyond.

Early Life

 
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Mike grew up on the west island of Montreal as the middle brother of three boys. His family moved to Newmarket Ontario in 1997, and in 2003 he went on to study at Wilfrid Laurier University, completing a double degree in business and computer electronics. Mike was quickly hooked by the entrepreneurial spirit of Waterloo Region. 

After reading a book called Ishmael, his eyes were opened to how recently we have begun living at odds with the rest of the living world. Mike was inspired to bring together his business training with his desire to see more decisive action on the climate crisis, and so he got to work.

Experience

Mike has spent the 10 years since working with hundreds of businesses to accelerate the shift to a green economy.

Sustainable Waterloo Region: 2008 - 2013

In 2008 while studying at Laurier, Mike founded Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) and piloted Canada’s first Green Economy Hub. Within five years, the Hub had engaged companies employing 14% of Waterloo Region’s workforce, all committed to setting and achieving voluntary climate goals. Mike also spearheaded the creation of ClimateActionWR, a collaborative effort that secured unanimous support from Regional and City Councils for our community’s first-ever climate target (a 6% reduction by 2020, since raised to 80% by 2050), and initiated what is now evolv1, Canada’s first net-positive energy multi-tenant building.

Green Economy Canada: 2013 - 2018

In response to global interest in replicating Green Economy Hubs,  Mike founded Green Economy Canada in 2013 and led the award-winning organization until late last year. Today there are 7 Green Economy Hubs across Ontario supporting over 250 organizations lowering their impact and increasing their profitability.

Mike was named Young Alumni of the Year by Laurier (2011), Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the KW Chamber of Commerce (2012), won a Special Citation for Social Entrepreneurship by EY Canada (2018), and has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2012.

Find Out More

Mike describes his journey starting Sustainable Waterloo Region in this TEDx talk. You can also follow the campaign on Facebook, and check out his LinkedIn and Twitter profiles.

 
 

Get Involved


We are building a winning campaign in Kitchener Centre. Be part of it by volunteering, requesting a lawn sign, hosting a Kitchen Table Conversation, or making a donation. Sign up today to get involved!

  • VOLUNTEER: There are opportunities to get involved in all areas of the campaign - whether it’s for an afternoon of canvassing, or leadership role on the team. Here are a few ways to contribute:

    • Canvassing door-to-door

    • Phone outreach

    • Data entry

    • Sign coordination and delivery

    • Amplifying Mike’s message on social media

    • Getting out the vote in October

    • Other campaign team roles, such as graphic design, photography, videography, admin support, office management, event planning and engagement with specific communities

  • HOST A KITCHEN TABLE CONVERSATION: Gather some friends, family and neighbours for an informal chat and meet-and-greet with Mike. You choose the time and place, whether it’s a porch party, a conversation over coffee, or an evening meet up, and Mike will be there to discuss the issues that matter to you.

  • GET A LAWN SIGN: Register your address and we’ll deliver a lawn sign to you as soon as the election is called (likely early September).

  • DONATE: Help us become a fully-funded campaign! Donate today to help bring Mike’s message to everyone in Kitchener Centre.

Sign up here to get involved in the Morrice 2019 campaign!

 

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