Stuart Langstaff is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Carleton-Lanark.
Stuart has been active in the Green Party of Canada and the Green Party of Ontario since 1997. He was a candidate for the Green Party in the 1997 and 2000 federal elections and in the 1999 provincial election. He has held the position of President of the former Lanark-Carleton federal riding and provincial constituency associations.
Stuart has been active in municipal politics as well, in his community of Mississippi Mills, where he has served as a volunteer on the town’s Environmental Advisory and Plasma Arc Committees. Stuart ran for a seat on council in the 2003 municipal election where he lost by a margin of 57 votes.
Stuart holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics, and is an engineer by profession. He has worked seventeen years in the high tech sector, largely doing electronic and optical hardware design.
Stuart will begin his Bachelor of Education program at the University of Ottawa this fall, and plans to teach high school math and science. Should he be elected in the meantime, he is ready to postpone his educational pursuits in order to represent his constituents’ concerns on Parliament Hill.
Stuart lives with his wife and their two young children in rural Pakenham, where they own and operate a small organic farm. They are building a straw bale house on the farm this summer and plan to power the house with renewable energy. Stuart believes strongly in the need for people to pursue alternative energy sources, explaining, “You don’t have to do without, you simply need to be more efficient with what you have.”