Meet Paul Manly
On May 6th, 2019, Paul Manly’s historic by-election win in Nanaimo-Ladysmith made him the second elected Green MP in Canada’s House of Commons.
Paul is a strong advocate for a healthy environment and a more just society. He has been calling for urgent action on the climate emergency, a Guaranteed Livable Income for all Canadians and for universal pharmacare and dental care.
As MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, Paul brought forward parliamentary motions for a national ban on gas fracking, stronger regulation of Canada’s housing market, national standards for long-term care and protecting endangered old-growth forests.
Prior to entering federal politics, Paul was a small business owner with extensive experience in film and television. He produced documentary films on environmental issues, community watershed protection, international trade deals, food security, First Nations issues and cultural revitalization and health care. His work raised public awareness and influenced government policy. Paul also coordinated employment skills training programs for youth at risk and people with diverse abilities.