We are pleased to announce that two well known proponents of climate action and social justice will contend for the Federal Green Party nomination at an on-line meeting open to the public on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

Chanté White

Chanté White is a second generation Canadian, born to immigrant parents from Guyana and Jamaica. She grew up in Toronto, ON. She is a recent graduate from Trent University Peterborough with an honours degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Political Studies. She has a deep love for nature and the environment and is a leading member of the Climate Reality Project, a non-profit founded by VP Al Gore. 

 Her passion for politics stems from her desire to better her local community and her overarching goal of dismantling racial injustice in Canada. She has spent years volunteering within the community advocating for youth and working with politicians for more accessible mental health care, environmental protections, affordable education, and many other issues facing Canadians today. Chanté has published several articles on environmental policy for Electric City Magazine and most recently collaborated with the District Health Unit to develop a policy scan to identify gaps in climate change mitigation policies.

 Chanté is committed to the development of a sustainable, healthy and diverse community, and to helping aid the shift to a circular economy. With her multicultural approach to local politics and knowledge of environmental policy, she is determined to help develop modern approaches to some of our most prevalent issues. Chanté loves her community and enjoys being a part of progress. She is excited to meet you all and prove to you why she should be your Green Party Candidate and future political leader. 

Guy Hanchet

Guy has cared about environmental issues since he was a boy scout in his teens where he learned to leave his camp site better than he found it. He became passionate about advocating for action to combat the climate crisis when his granddaughter was born in 2010. When she asks, “Grandpa, you knew it was bad, why didn’t you do more?” he wants to be able to reply, “I did whatever I could.”

Guy was instrumental in creating the Peterborough Chapter of The Leap Manifesto which brought together local social justice organizations to collaborate on all the intersecting issues of climate justice under the concept of taking care of the earth and of each other.

Guy has spoken many times on the topic of the Climate Crisis including as the warm up act for David Suzuki at the November 29, 2015 March for Climate Solutions in Ottawa before a crowd of 25,000. 

  •         B.Sc. Mathematics, McGill University, 1972
  •         Co-Founder and current Chair of For Our Grandchildren
  •         Past President of Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough
  •         Climate Reality leader trained by Al Gore in San Francisco in 2012
  •         Member of Citizens Climate Lobby since 2012
  •         Past member of Transition Town Board of Directors
  •         Past chair of the Kawartha Loon Exchange Board of Governors
  •         Co-Founder of Peterborough Leap Manifesto 
  •         Member of the Green Party of Canada Peterborough and Kawarthas Executive
  •         Member of Green Party (off and on) since 2005