Together, we can do more. Help us elect Jennifer Purdy in Kanata—Carleton.

We’re excited to present our GPC candidate for the 2019 federal election:

Jennifer Purdy

Dr. Jennifer Purdy is a family medicine physician who recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after over 23 years in the Regular Force. She lives in Dunrobin, with her husband William Whelan, on a hobby farm. She currently provides medical care in Lifestyle Medicine (LM) in Kanata.

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Jen grew up in Kanata, Ontario, attended Queen’s University for two years in Nursing Science, and then joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1994. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at the Royal Military College of Canada. She worked as a Health Care Administration Officer in Quebec, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, for six years, before starting medical school at the University of Ottawa, where she subsequently completed her residency in Family Medicine. She worked as a family physician in CAF in Trenton, Petawawa, and Ottawa before retiring in 2018.

Jen is running for the Green Party of Canada because of her deep concern about climate change and its impact on all Canadians. She has taken actions on an individual level to minimize her environmental footprint, but she is inspired by the Green Party to take the next step. She aspires to work in Parliament to protect Canada and Canadians against the impacts of an unchecked climate crisis.

Jen knows that climate change is an emergency and that we now have only a few years to take decisive action to protect against the growing number of forest fires, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters that we are seeing across the country and around the world. But Jen also knows climate change is just part of the equation, and strongly supports policies to create affordable childcare spaces, grow our green tech sector, provide a Guaranteed Livable Income to ensure a more equal society, and take concrete actions to address the opioid epidemic.

You can learn more about Jen here.

The election in 2023 is too late. Only the election in 2019 can deliver the climate policies that save us. Because getting to a good climate solution slowly is just another way of losing. We need to save ourselves now!
— Elizabeth May, speaking to the Daughters of the Vote, April 2019.

We represent the Green Party of Canada and the Green Party of Ontario in Kanata—Carleton.

The Green Party is not like any of Canada’s other political parties. Our mission is to rescue democracy from politics. Our goal is to look beyond the next election to the world we will leave for our children.
— Elizabeth May, O.C., M.P.
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