Meet Our Candidate
Christian Proulx is a long- time resident of Ottawa-Vanier who is passionate about overall sustainability, efficiency and progress. He’s had a lifetime of community involvement and is committed to building strong, resilient and safe communities in the face of the growing social, economic and environmental challenges in our riding.
A fluently bilingual francophone, Christian grew up in Vanier. As a Construction Supervisor/Foreman of Plumbing/Piping trades in the ICI sector over the past 12 years, he organizes, mentors, supervises and inspects work for groups of workers, as well as coordinating and supervising other trades. He’s recognized for his down-to-earth people skills, and for working efficiently with various clients, consultants and other trades to deliver solutions that best reflects a project’s intent.
Christian has been involved in the community from a young age, through parades, scouting, hockey and fundraising. As father of three adult sons, his volunteer work continued with eleven years as a Scout leader, minor hockey league coaching, helping the needy (through la guignolée, le Souper Canadien, Soupers de fèves), and more.
Through Algonquin College, he has a Plumber’s Red Seal, steam and gas fitter’s Certificates as well as education in Business Administration and Architectural Technology. He has 30 years service with the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders (UA Local 71). His work experience and projects of note have included the Chalk River Nuclear Research Facility, the Canadian Embassy in Algiers, Suncor in Alberta (Fort Saskatchewan), two years in Nunavut at the Canadian High Artic Research Station (Cambridge Bay), the Renfrew Hospital, the LRT, Carleton University, the Civic Hospital as well as private sector businesses.
His observations and understanding of current challenges, and his practical problem solving approach, led him to become a Green party member in 2008
My Vision For Ottawa-Vanier
Ottawa-Vanier is a riding focused on sustainability. This includes safe, walkable and complete neighbourhoods, affordable and balanced housing and urban development options, services and support within communities, improved public transit and bicycle networks, and thriving local businesses. Ottawa-Vanier can be a template for smart, community focused development and renewal in which all can participate, thrive and enjoy.
As Member of Provincial Parliament, I will work to implement lasting solutions to address the various needs of our residents and in the best interest of our communities in Ottawa-Vanier".
Our Vision: Jobs. People. Planet.
Our Green Vision for Ontario focuses on three pillars: Jobs. People. Planet.
Our goal is to build on the work people like you are already doing in your community, working to make positive change, overcoming social barriers and improving the health of each other and our planet.
Working together, we can build a future for our province that is good for us now and for generations to come.
We can kick-start local job creation by supporting cleantech innovation, living wages and fair taxes for small businesses. We can build and support a green middle class by embracing the growing clean economy, refocusing on local homegrown businesses, and making homes and childcare more affordable.
We can improve your health by preventing illness, not just treating it–providing more supports for mental health, primary and community care. We must make Ontario fair for everyone by fighting against systemic racism and sexism. And let’s make our democracy work for all citizens, not just the well-connected insiders.
We must defend the places we love on this planet. There is no Planet B. We can tackle climate change and build a new economy. We can reduce pollution and gridlock. We can protect our water and farmland.