Ted Kouretas is a native Montrealer of Greek descent. He has a BA in Literature and Sociology from Concordia University, where he worked alongside the poor and underprivileged in society while obtaining his degree. He was also a member of the Hellenic Society of Concordia as well as a contributor to The Link, the Concordia University newspaper.
Ted became fascinated by the Green Party’s ten key values and couldn’t believe that there was actually a party out there for this former frustrated NDPer. A long-time supporter of social justice, sustainability, ecological wisdom, and fair trade, Ted finds it “refreshing to know that there is a party out there that actually knows what the issues are and isn’t afraid to confront them in a democratic way.”
Ted has travelled extensively around Europe and North America, realising that the happiest and most equitable societies were those that followed the credo of sustainability the closest. After observing many of these communities, Ted has become active in community gardening and has volunteered his time to teaching people how to become more self-reliant and make best use of their resources. He is a supporter of healthy living and an avid sports fan. He is a former little league baseball manager because he wanted “children to learn about camaraderie and responsibility, as well as the great art form which is baseball.”
Ted is currently an English and Greek teacher as well as an editor and writer. He chose to run for the Green Party because he can now spread the message and support a party that he really believes in: “I really felt I had to run after someone told me of Jim Harris’ ‘oxygen mask theory’, in which he predicts that in twenty years’ time we will be paying for clean air just as we are now paying for bottled water. If you really think about it, this is not far-fetched at all. It is bound to happen if we don’t become responsible now and support all that this party stands for.
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