Sid Frere, Candidate for Niagara West-Glanbrook in Federal Election 2011
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|Election||Federal Election 2011|
|Party||Green Party of Canada|
|Bio||Sid Frere has lived in West Lincoln for his entire life – in fact he lives on the last remaining piece of land originally granted to his ancestors. He served as an educator in Niagara West-Glanbrook for 35 years, and was an elementary school principal for 26 years. During this time he also taught courses for the Brock Faculty of Education. He has a teaching certificate from the Hamilton Teacher’s College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Waterloo, a Masters of Education (Administration) from Brock University, and several other educational related certificates.
In the 1970s, he was on the committee which was responsible for creating the first environmental studies curriculum for the Province of Ontario. He also assisted in the implementation of the curriculum in Lincoln County. He knows that education is key to the way forward, whether for the environment, or in participation in our political system as voters – or even as candidates.
In September 2007 Sid ran as candidate for the Green Party of Ontario and tripled the number of votes. Sid is also one of the founding members of the Niagara West-Glanbrook Electoral District Association, Green Party of Canada.
Sid believes strongly that there are many critical issues which are not being adequately addressed by current governments. Health care seems to be slipping towards a “for profit” system. Nuclear is seen as the solution to our energy problems, while renewable, sustainable, forms of energy production are ignored. Manufacturing jobs in sustainable industries are lost to Canada while other national governments show more foresight. Food security is essential: we must protect the family farm so that our food can be local and “home grown.” We need electoral reform and fairer, saner, taxation. Sid believes the Green Party has the policies and the public profile to begin to fix these problems.
Sid’s wife Chris is his companion and soul-mate. He has two children.
Sid Frere is the Green Party of Canada's nominated candidate for Niagara West - Glanbrook.
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