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Dimitri Lascaris, Candidate
Dimitri is a lawyer, journalist, and activist based in Montreal, Quebec. After graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1991, he began his law career at the Wall Street law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell. In 2004 he joined Siskinds LLP, one of Canada’s leading class action law firms. There, he co-founded and led Canada’s largest and most accomplished team of securities class action lawyers, recovering more than $450,000,000 for aggrieved investors.
In 2016, Dimitri retired from Siskinds in order to devote himself to journalism, activism, and pro bono legal work. He has been a correspondent of The Real News Network, and has served on the Boards of numerous public-interest organizations, including The Unity Project for the Relief of Homelessness, Pro Bono Ontario, and Toronto350.
In Canada’s 2015 federal election, Dimitri ran for the Green Party of Canada (GPC) in the riding of London West. Subsequently, he served as Justice Critic in the Shadow Cabinet of the GPC and as Justice Critic in the Shadow Cabinet of the Green Party of Quebec.
To learn more, read Dimitri's Story.
Lisa Barrett, Regional Co-Ordinator, BC
A mediator and arbitrator with two decades of experience, Lisa is a Board member for Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, which campaigns for lawyers whose rights, freedoms or independence are threatened as a result of their human rights advocacy. Lisa is also a local co-ordinator for Code Pink Women for Peace, and former Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Director of Vancity Credit Union. Lisa is a past member of Shadow Cabinet and also ran as a Green Party candidate.
Saul Bottcher, Campaign Manager
Saul is a democracy and human rights activist based out of Brampton, Ontario. A member of the Green Party for 16 years, Saul was a candidate in 2015 in the riding of Brampton Centre. He has also been a frequent participant in the party's policy development process, collaborating with other members on a variety of human rights, democracy, and internal governance policies.
Wendy Goldsmith, Activist Outreach Co-Ordinator
A social worker in London, Ontario for more than two decades, Wendy sailed with the Women's Boat to Gaza in 2016.
Colin Griffiths, Regional Co-Ordinator, National Capital Region
Colin Griffiths has been a member of the GPC for over 15 years. During the leadership contest in 2006, he was part of Elizabeth May’s team. He has been actively engaged in Green Party politics in several ridings, including Lanark / Mississippi Mills, Northumberland / Quinte West, Gatineau, Hull / Aylmer and lately Pontiac. As a member of their executives, he has been responsible for establishing and growing party memberships wherever he has volunteered. Several party policies have benefitted from Colin’s contributions. He has been a member of several federal committees, such as the constitution committee and was involved in the leadership review in 2016. In the 2015 election, Colin ran as the GPC candidate in Pontiac.
Rowan Miller, Regional Co-Ordinator, Maritimes
As a first-time Green Party candidate in the 2019 election in the riding of Tobique—Mactaquac, Rowan achieved 14.1% popular support.
Matthew Peloza, Financial Agent
A CPA and CMA, Matthew is Budget and Forecast Manager at GoodLife Fitness, and a past candidate for the Green Party of Canada in 2015 and 2011.