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Green Party of Ontario nominate their youngest candidate yet for the 2022 provincial election

The Ontario Greens have announced that Zachary Typhair will be nominated as its candidate for the Kingston and the Islands riding in the upcoming 2022 provincial election. Typhair is only 21 years old and is among the youngest candidates from any party in the same riding.

For the past three years, Typhair has been working with the Ontario Green Party in different roles. He has worked on Bridget Doherty and Robert Kiley’s city council campaigns in 2018. He has also held three executive positions on the local executive for the provincial side; Youth Representative (2017-2018), communication director (2018-2019), and the Vice President position (2019-2020).

Typhair gets inspiration from observing her own life and family and how Ontarians need more to deal with the financial burden they encounter every new year.

“So many Ontarians are working harder than ever before and still falling behind. In a society with the wealth and resources that this country has, there is no excuse for having families work so much harder and yet fall further behind,” Typhair said.

“My upbringing has been a mixture of low-income and middle class, and if I had to retain one thing I learned from my childhood, it would be the sacrifices that my mother and grandmother made for me; these sacrifices are the same sacrifices that so many other single parents and small business owners are making.”

His goal is to make life more affordable for Ontarians, including affordable housing, a living wage, and universal daycare so single parents can go to work and not spend most of their income on daycare.

“People that are working 30 hours or more should not have to choose between paying their bills or feeding their families,” he added.

Typhair was also the founding member of The Green Party of Canada Kingston and The Islands electoral district association. Since the founding Annual General Meeting, he has served as the volunteer and membership chair for over a year.

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