Harold Henn was born in Ladysmith, B.C., almost 50 years ago. He is a divorced father of 2 grown sons. His employment has been in numerous occupations, including construction labourer, bank clerk, class 1 driver and, currently, papermaker. He is a member of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) and has been a union trustee for the last three years.
Harold has coached minor hockey for 13 years and minor baseball for 6. He also started the first recycling depot in Ladysmith. For 2 years in a row he helped organize "The Ride for Sight" on Vancouver Island - motorcyclists supporting research for Retinitis Pigmentosis.
Harold believes in balanced budgets, consumption and pollution taxes, reduction of national debt, and phasing out of marketing boards that do not allow farmers to make a decent living. He'd like to see the creation of community based economies which support people instead of global economies which support corporations to the detriment of societies, economies and the environment. He supports the elimination of fish farms (unless they are land-based, closed systems) and the reduction of wild fish catches until stocks have returned to sustainable levels.
In his own words,
"Not until the Green Party was formed in 1983 was there a place to park my political vote without holding my nose or flipping a coin. I have assisted in campaign signage on most, if not all, provincal and federal elections since then. We must convince our friends and families that the Green Party is more than a single issue party. We must promote a change to voting procedures, by adopting some method of proportional representation so that the average Canadian will feel that his or her vote counts. Lets get elected!"
Contact number: 250-754-7806