Matthew Pollesel, 23, is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Pickering-Scarborough East.
Matthew’s extensive political experience includes the following roles: political researcher with Birchall Northey Barristers & Solicitors from 2002-2004; special assistant on environmental policy to John Herron, MP
(Fundy-Royal) in 2003; summer intern with Democracy Watch in 2001; interest/lobby group liaison in the PC Party war room, 2000 election campaign; correspondence assistant to Scott Brison, MP (Kings-Hants) in 1998 to 1999; and, assistant to Joe Clark's leadership campaign in 1998.
Matthew is presently a National Organizing Assistant with the Green Party of Canada.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (High Honours) with a major in Political Science, and wrote Honours thesis entitled "Time's Coming On So They'd Better Get Their Party Started", on the future of the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.
Additionally, Matthew is a music journalist for Splendid Magazine, where he writes weekly reviews and interviews of indie music.