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Niagara deserves a stronger and sustainable economy, society and environment.

Let’s work together to bring Niagara FORWARD.

-Sandra O'Connor

 

Niagara Falls Green Party Candidate 2019

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About Your Candidate

Sandra O'Connor has been nominated to lead the Green Party of Niagara Falls in the 2019 Federal Election.

Who is Sandra O'Connor?

Sandra was raised in Niagara and graduated from Brock University. In pursuit of her career she moved from Niagara and worked for conservation authorities, Natural Resources Canada, University of Victoria, a professional association and her own Consulting company. She retired from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Canada and moved back to Niagara. She has one daughter who currently attends McGill University.

Candidate Values

The evidenced-based, common sense policies, democratic values and ethical leader are reasons why Sandra identifies with the Green Party. Climate change is not just an environmental issue; it is an economic threat and a security threat.The Green Party has the best policies to address this situation; Sandra will work towards transitioning our economy to address these threats and help with the job adaptation to transfer to the new green economy.
 

Sandra will advocate for policies that strengthen the links between a healthy society and a healthy environment. She will work towards:

  • developing a national smart electrical grid to ensure that renewable energy can be transmitted and that the grid is flexible.

  • promoting a building retrofit program to reduce energy use and create new, well-paying jobs.

  • promoting rail transportation to Niagara to reduce energy and take cars off our roads.

  • developing a funding program for municipal water and waste treatment facilities to upgrade and modernize water treatment, sewage treatment, and recycling facilities to make them efficient, safe, sustainable and reduce energy demand

  • ensuring that pension plans are sustainable and that corporate pension plans designate employees as secured creditors in bankruptcy situations.

Engagement History

Sandra is an engaged member of the Niagara community, who wants to keep our community livable, healthy and sustainable. She has been involved with the following, focusing on the environment and social justice issues:

  • Smarter Niagara Steering Committee (Niagara Region), which supports sustainable development

  • Affordable Housing sub-committee of SNSC (Member)

  • Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society (PALS) Board of Directors

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Conservancy – Urban Tree By-law Special Committee (Chair)

  • Niagara Region Science Fair Judge

  • Save our local hospital committee

 

The vision and platform of the Green Party has inspired her to run as your candidate because improving our climate and economy are both possible as we move forward.

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