Jeff Warr was born in East York, Toronto in 1966. He was raised by his loving adopted parents, Ernest and Mary Warr. The Warr family remained in Toronto until 1979 when Jeff was 12 years of age, when they moved to Calgary. In Calgary, Jeff completed his public education and began life in the workforce until his early twenties. By that time he had begun his study of classical guitar. This ultimately led him to Nanaimo, B.C. to complete his musical studies at Malaspina University College. At that time, also, he started on his first career of teaching music, a career which he has been engaged in since that time.
Since the tragic events of 9/11 Jeff has been on a spiritual quest to discover both himself and the reality of the corporate domination of both Canada and the world. Jeff likens 9/11 and himself to that of Plato's allegory of the cave. At that point he began to see the world for what is and shadows no more. Jeff has this to say.
I come to you as a teacher of music, not as a politician. I am a Canadian, with a deeply felt sense of passion towards my country and with a sense of duty spawned by heartfelt concern for the direction in which our great nation has turned; not by the greater will of the collective groups of people which inhabit this land, but instead by a small, financially motivated group pressuring those who have claimed to represent us for at least the past two decades.
I have no political experience with which to woo and to me that is not a hindrance. For when I witnessed the events of September 11, 2001, I knew that in some way I had to try to make a difference. My goal is to persuade people through my pledge of honesty, compassion and perseverance to bestow upon me the honour of representing them in our nation's capital. To represent them and their children to ensure the way of life that my peers, elders and I have enjoyed. When I consider the state in which most of the world's population has to live, I consider myself to be incredibly privileged to share this standard of living with the relatively small group of people known as Canadians. This way of life must be ensured and protected for all times and for all people who are willing to share in the experience in good faith with us. For the last several years I have been independently studying our nation's history from well before its inception and although I have still much to learn, I feel equipped to speak with confidence to people of my beliefs as I have described them. To speak, not just of events past, but to help other Canadians plot a course for the future which will ensure an ecological as well as an economically sustainable example for the world.
As I have mentioned, I am a music teacher. During the time in which I discovered that side of myself my post-secondary studies included some anthropology, sociology and world history. Though I have no formal degrees, I am a student of life who has an optimistic exuberance toward the future, a future in which all can feel good about how we treat the least among us.
I am a single father of two small, wonderful girls, who are the lights of my life. It is for them and others like them, as well as the many other young people with whom I have made a connection through teaching music in Nanaimo, B.C. for the past 12 years that I want to do this. This is how I present myself to you.