"I support Paul Manly in the coming election. Not because he is a Green, but because of his track record that says it all: a deep commitment to fighting issues of social justice, climate change, and biodiversity loss. He’s the kind of candidate we must elect in every riding."
David Suzuki, World-renowned Academic, Broadcaster and Environmental Activist
"As you move forward surrounded with great energy, my hands are raised. I stand by you in admiration and it warms my heart, the passion you hold for our mountains, rivers, to the ocean and all its resources, just as our ancestors did."
Geraldine Manson, Snuneymuxw Elder and VIU Elder in Residence
"I’m happy to endorse Paul Manly and dearly hope to see him re-elected. Paul is a climate and social justice champion. I’ve known him for years and greatly appreciate that you can count on Paul to take principled positions and stand by them, even when it’s challenging to do so. Paul has consistently pushed for strong climate action in Parliament. We need his continuing voice in Ottawa."
Seth Klein, Author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, and team lead with the Climate Emergency Unit
"We have endorsed Paul Manly as a Defending Champion. Defending Champions are incumbent candidates who, over the course of the last parliamentary session, did the most to champion the kind of climate action we need to see. Paul has vocally challenged Liberal climate delay in Parliament and proposed laws to rein in fossil fuel expansion and ban fracking in Canada."
350 Canada, Climate Emergency Alliance
"We’re proud to endorse Paul Manly as one of our Courage to Lead Champions. Leadnow’s endorsed candidates are courageous leaders with a demonstrated understanding of the problems we face. They’re committed to delivering what is needed to secure a just and climate-safe future for all."
Leadnow, Courage to Lead Campaign
"I am totally backing Paul Manly to be re-elected as our MP. He is such a hard-working, effective MP. We need his determined voice in Ottawa to speak truth to the climate crisis, the affordable housing crisis, and the opioid crisis. We need his strong voice for Nanaimo and Ladysmith."
Guy Dauncey, Author of Journey to the Future – A Better World is Possible and Founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association
"Paul Manly is doing a fabulous job representing Nanaimo-Ladysmith and adroitly holding the government to account. I particularly liked the way he rallied opposition to the government proposal to waste billions of our tax dollars on next-generation fighter planes despite the fact that gaining air superiority has never been our mission. That money is far better spent on mental health, ground support, search and rescue, and bolstering our presence in the Arctic."
Captain Trevor Greene, Afghanistan Veteran, Writer, and Journalist
"Paul is the only politician that I have trusted. He is the epitome of what a politician should aspire to be: community-oriented, visible, compassionate and knowledgeable."
Kerri Isham, Certified Sexual Health Educator at Power Up Education
"Paul comes to the Snuneymuxw community to meet with the Snuneymuxw people. He works for the progress and prosperity of all the local First Nations. I appreciate his efforts and his work."
Waneita Settler, Snuneymuxw Elder
"Paul Manly has been an outspoken advocate for environmental protection while in Parliament. Prior to being elected MP in 2019, Manly served as a director and board member to several bodies, and worked as a campaigner for environmental organisations such as Pollution Probe, Friends of the Earth, and GreenPeace. He has produced documentaries and shorts on environmental issues such as the TMX Pipeline, logging in BC, and drinking water protection. In parliament, Manly introduced a private member’s bill (Bill C-261) to ban the shipping of thermal coal from Canadian ports. Manly has a long and strong history of public advocacy and support for environmental causes."
GreenPAC, Candidate Endorsements Program
"Paul Manly and the Green Party of Canada have the only effective platform on housing. Only the Greens correctly attack the real problem - out of control urban land price inflation - with a practical antidote. Support for non-market housing. Quality homes for wage earning families at prices they can afford."
Patrick Condon, Professor and Author of Sick City: Disease, Race, Inequality and Urban Land
"For as long as I’ve been in the region (20+ years), I have witnessed Paul working hard in our community as a grassroots leader, documentary filmmaker and change maker. He is willing to tackle some of the most complex and challenging issues of our time. He is definitely the right local leader to send to Ottawa."
Tanis Dagert, Healthy Community Development Consultant
"I trust Paul to always be honest. He has shown a genuine commitment to my community and our concerns. As an MP, I know he will always work hard, listen to his constituents and keep his word to them."
Paul Wyse-Seward, Councillor, Snuneymuxw First Nation
"I’ve known Paul for over 10 years and I’ve seen the integrity, compassion and commitment he brings to his work. He knows how to connect with people on the things that matter to them. I trust Paul to listen, and do his best for our diverse community."
Kix Citton, Community Advocate
"The Yoachim-Daniels household stands with Paul as his values and views line up with ours. We are in a pandemic, our land is on fire, Indigenous voices matter. A vote for Paul is a vote for Samantha, Joshua and Liam. Our future matters."
Bill Yoachim, Councillor, Snuneymuxw First Nation and partner Shawn Daniels
"Our world is in dire need for a new approach to governance. Paul Manly and the Green Party is the way to a sustainable future. As an experienced MP, Paul has continually demonstrated courage, integrity, and commitment to the principles of a democratic society. Paul possesses the unique ability to relate, listen to and take seriously the concerns of all citizens, especially those whose voices are muted in our community. I have been thoroughly impressed by Paul’s willingness to go directly out into the community he serves to hear and act on the concerns of his constituents. Paul is an inspiration for all to follow."
Pamela Leila Rai, Olympic Medalist and Activist
"Manly has distinguished himself by introducing the first-ever Motion in the House of Commons to end federal subsidies to the animal agriculture industry, which comprises at least 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and to ensure that animal farming activities are not exempt from Canada’s federal price on carbon."
Voters for Animals, Project of Animal Justice
"Paul Manly is a good and sincere man. I’ve known him for over ten years and we’ve worked on projects together. He stands up for the same things I believe in, caring for people and the planet."
Patrick Aleck, Motivational Speaker, Stz'uminus First Nation & Penelakut Island
"I voted for the NDP in 27 elections. Now I vote for the climate, the forest and my grandchildren. I vote for Paul Manly."
Bob Bossin, Folk Singer, Writer and Activist
"I have worked with Paul on many issues affecting the community, ranging from the social inclusion of isolated seniors to the integration of newcomers. He is the best MP we have had since Tommy Douglas held the seat in 1969. Paul is committed to working for his constituents and ensuring that the concerns of Nanaimo-Ladysmith residents are heard in Ottawa."
John Horn, Community Advocate
"This man has my vote. Since the day I met him while jumping into the dam to raise money for Tillicum, doing outreach with me in ankle deep mud to hear people’s stories, to kneeling beside elders and hearing each of their stories, I am confident in his passion for Indigenous women, men and youth. He is a politician, yes. But not an average one. He is exactly who he says he is. Today that means a lot. In a world where I can't trust the government and authorities to do the right thing, Paul listens and brings it to Ottawa."
Aimee Chalifoux, Outreach Coordinator and Kokum
"I've known Paul Manly since 2013. Right from the first moment, his passion for social justice and the environment was apparent. He actively does everything in his power to honour his word within his personal and work life. I believe Paul to be a rare man of integrity."
Timshel Jackson, Photographer and Activist
"Climate change is the most important issue for our family. We support Paul Manly and the Green Party for this reason."
Gabe Yarrow Martin & Gemma Martin, Owners, Gabriel's Gourmet Cafe
"Paul Manly can, and does, foster a deeper understanding of the diversity in our community and he continues to help create a more inclusive society where everyone is truly equal. I support him with all the glitter I can muster."
Vikki Smudge / Rick Meyers, Legendary Nanaimo Drag Performer
"Paul has my vote again this election. He continues to be a politician I can trust, which I believe to be a rare and beautiful thing. His ethics and accountability are in the right place. Paul is a responsive elected official. He shows up to voice local concerns in Ottawa and to be present at local events. This is Paul's home and he cares deeply for this community. Paul also cares for the earth and our environment. At this critical juncture in human history I want a politician who understands the urgency of the climate crisis and will push for change. We can afford nothing less."
Tracy Myers, Family and Youth Counselor
"Paul Manly is one of the only politicians that quickly responded to the crisis of Urban Indigenous People during COVID while nations were closed to those living off reserve. Paul has a personal interest and investment into the challenges Mother Earth is facing due to climate change and the over harvesting of our natural resources. He further educates himself about topics to support all constituents, not just a select few. Huy cha qa Paul for all you do to make the world a better place!"
Tammie Myles, CEO of Mother Earth Whispers
"For 10 years we were unable to obtain permits to bring our daughters to Canada from Haiti. We reached a crisis point last spring as COVID began to spread, and my wife Marie Paule was stranded in Canada because of travel restrictions. Paul personally interceded with the Minister of Immigration asking that he issue permits to allow me to return to Canada, with our daughters. His relentless push over several months tipped the balance and our family was reunited at our home in British Columbia."
Sebastien De Marre, Father
"Paul Manly is a proven leader and an exemplary MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. His strong voice, hard work, experience, compassion, knowledge and wisdom of Nanaimo-Ladysmith and surrounding areas are what is needed. Paul’s work reflects his community’s values. He is a champion of the people, and a champion on the topic of our Climate Crisis, protecting old growth forests and working with Indigenous peoples in reconciliation efforts. Let us all do our part to send Paul back to Ottawa! Gila’kasla (Thank you!) Paul for all you do!"
Fred Speck, Educator and Activist, Gwawaenuk Tribe
"It is vital that our community's concerns are reflected through the work and voice of our MP. Paul's willingness to listen, learn and engage in healthy debate strengthens his expertise and representation as he serves on our behalf. Paul has been a knowledgeable and fearless activist on causes essential to the health and well-being of all persons who live in this country."
Holly Bright, Community Arts and Culutre Leader
"I support Paul because he understands that our health is directly connected to the health of our planet and the importance of our local food systems because 'we all eat for a living.'"
Chris "Farmer" Brown, Agricultural Educator
"I am voting for Paul Manly because he is someone who has devoted himself to our community of Nanaimo-Ladysmith to make it a better place for us all to live. Paul is a hard-working, honest, and inclusive MP for Nanaimo Ladysmith, he is someone I can trust to make good decisions for me and my family"
Ernestine April Taylor, Early Childhood Education assistant and Snuneymuxw First Nation member
"I am endorsing Paul Manly as the MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. A number of reasons have brought me to this conclusion: He is a very effective MP for the region. He is not afraid to challenge ideas that could cause our region problems. He stands up for Indigenous rights non-stop. He stands up for the rights of seniors, the homeless, and people suffering mental illness and addictions. He is a strong advocate for long term, well-paying jobs. He challenges the government to help fix the everyday issues affecting Nanaimo."
John Tait, Employment Relations Specialist
"There is in some form an environmental crisis in every part of the world. In our little corner, at Fairy Creek, industry and a blind government are trying to destroy some of the last ancient forests. I believe the Green Party and Paul Manly are the only beacon of hope to stop that from happening. Please vote Green!"
Tony Grove, Artist, Boat Builder, Woodworker, and Activist
"Many politicians seem to pop up only every four years, asking for your vote. By contrast, Paul Manly is right there, day after day, consistently earning that vote. It would be hard to find any MP who has worked more conscientiously than Paul on behalf of his constituents and for the greater good, thanks to his principled and tireless commitment to social justice, environmental sanity and human rights. I wholeheartedly support Paul for re-election."
Laurie MacBride, Photographer and retired BC Environmental Leader
"I am deeply grateful that I can unreservedly support a candidate who understands the urgency of climate change, and the interrelationships between the environment and the well-being of all. Paul Manly is compassionate and hard-working. I am proud to support him for re-election."
Lynne Quarmby, Author and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
"Paul's track record as our MP and activities in environmentalism speak volumes. He dedicated his lifetime to fighting for our rivers and natural ecosystems before he ran for office, and he's still fighting. I'm voting for Paul Manly because he walks his talk. I have no doubt that he has the capacity to see past entrenched political dysfunction and is working hard to create the changes we need to see."
Leah Morgan, Activist
"As Chairman of the British Pensioners group in Canada, I cannot thank Paul enough for the tremendous support he is giving us in the halls of Ottawa. His motion to seek fairness from the UK government received 100% cross party support. Because of his motion, the momentum to see an end to the frozen pension issue continues to grow. I am also a constituent, and how refreshing it is to have an MP that you can actually communicate with. It is impossible to please all people at all times but Paul will always respond and, whenever possible, act in a fair and speedy way using common sense. What more can you ask for from your elected official?"
Ian Andexser, Chair of British Pensioners Group in Canada
"I wholeheartedly endorse Paul Manly in this election. He has the exact balance of smart and heart that is required for his role. He is strategic and pragmatic. He’s willing to think out of the box in ways that not only gets things done, but holds himself and his colleagues on Parliament Hill accountable. He is willing to put himself on the line for principle and for his community. And he cares. He is available for anyone in the community, listening and understanding their issues and how they impact them. He puts action to his caring by working for us in Ottawa. Thanks Paul. You are truly the best at what you do."
Jen Cody, Registered Dietitian and local food advocate
"I have followed Paul’s work since before he was first elected and know him to have integrity and be hard-working, committed, passionate, engaged, prioritising not only the environment, but has also worked on many other local issues that affect our riding. He has also been a great ally to the 2SLGBTQ+ community and other marginalised groups. It is super important to reward hard-working folks with re-election and I’m confident he will continue to be the best MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith!"
Alessandro Iachelli, National 2SLGBTQ+ Advocate & Organizer
"I am excited to endorse the homie Paul Manly for re-election this year. His work on climate change, community connection and his continued dedication to the good of the people is amazing. I see him at many events engaging with and listening to what people have to say and actually trying to do something about it. I hear he is a heck of a bass player to boot. For these reasons and many others I know that having him represent us will only enhance the future of our country."
Matt "Sirreal" Dunae, West Coast Music award nominated Hip Hop Artist, Community Support Worker, and Father
"In this era of the climate emergency Paul is a tireless campaigner for our community and our country. He has shown that he is not afraid to be present on the ground when citizens, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, have come into conflict with authority over environmental and Indigenous issues, to add reassurance that someone in government is listening to their legitimate concerns. Paul has advocated to bring the needs of our community to the people who can meet those needs with tangible results, in the form of money and programs benefiting people here. Paul is an honest man. He has dedicated his life both pre-politics and today, not only to help those in need, but to change structures in society so that people from all walks of life are enabled to live more productively in our society."
Elisabeth Strain, Lawyer and activist
"I appreciate Paul’s commitment to listening to the concerns of the disability community and acting on their behalf. When I sent Paul an email from Inclusion BC about the need for amendments to the Medical Assistance in Dying legislation to protect people with disabilities, he acted. He met with Inclusion BC and local disability activists to discuss their concerns. He tabled four amendments to the MAID bill in the Justice Committee and debated their merit. He worked across party lines to get one of those amendments passed and another one of the amendments was later passed by the Senate. That’s what one hard-working MP can get done in parliament."
Graham Morry, Community Advocate
"I appreciate Paul’s commitment to our community. Paul shows up. Whether to political, musical, foodie or community events, Paul is always there. He is engaged and accessible. I am voting for Paul Manly for our community, and I encourage everyone to do the same."
Amanda Scott, Downtown Nanaimo business owner
"As small scale organic farmers and parents, Katie and I are deeply concerned about climate change and extreme weather events. We are proud to support Paul Manly and the Green Party in this election. Paul has a track record as a filmmaker, community organizer and MP which shows that he understands the importance of localizing our economy and prioritizing food security."
Dion Peppersmith, Gabriola Island organic farmer
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