Passionate, honest, strong-willed and thoughtful…words commonly used to describe Kris Stapleton, Green Party candidate for Kitchener-Conestoga.
Kitchener area native, university graduate and former federal correctional officer, Kris believes that we are at a pivotal point in history.
Despite our good fortune to live in a country of prosperity, natural beauty, diverse culture and peace Canadians increasingly express the desire for change.
Change in the way our country is governed, our health is managed, our families are prioritized and our voices are heard.
The Green Party not only desires these same changes, but offers a means to achieve this change ethically and responsibly.
The values and principals of the Green Party resonate beautifully with the personal values held by Kris. Respect for all life, true health, continual learning, children, gender equality and world peace.
Because of this, Kris not only joined the party but accepted the challenge of candidacy.
Political interest was sparked for Kris when she served the first term as president of the newly accredited Union of Canadian Correctional Officers. As a national union, duties included representing the membership in the institution, at regional headquarters in Kingston and national headquarters in Ottawa.
Over the eight years Kris served as a civil servant she had a clear view of the political structure and functioning within a department of the federal government, a national union and a revolutionary women's institution.
The experience not only provided an excellent opportunity to grow and develop as an individual but to emerge as a strong and confident leader.
It is Kris' desire to take the experience, skills and knowledge she has acquired and become instrumental in achieving the country, the world and the life that some will call a dream.
A life driven by quality: quality of health, of food, of family, and of education.
A life governed by ethical, transparent and accountable methods.
A life lived through peace, tolerance and compassion.
Kris, along with the Green Party, will work diligently to achieve this life.
It is not a dream. It will be ours when we decide to make it ours.
We are at a pivotal point in history and Kris chooses change.
What will you choose?