Setting his sights at tackling the climate emergency, David Robinson has been nominated as the Green Party of Ontario’s candidate for Sudbury in the upcoming provincial election.
“The Ontario Greens are the only party in the province with a serious plan to tackle the climate emergency,” Robinson said in a media release issued by the party.
“It’s going to take real action to avoid climate disaster — the half measures and compromises that the other parties are offering won’t cut it.”
Robinson was a professor at Laurentian University for 36 years, during which he focused on resource and environmental economics and served as director of the Institute for Northern Ontario Research and Development.
“David has a deep knowledge of the climate, economic and regional issues facing northern Ontario,” party leader Mike Schreiner said in a release.
“He knows what it’s going to take to tackle the climate emergency and foster a strong economy that will create good jobs to make Sudbury, the North and Ontario a greener place.”
Robinson last sought public office in last year’s federal election, when he ran as the Green Party of Canada’s candidate in the Sudbury riding. Prior to that, he represented the provincial party in the 2015 byelection and the 2018 general election.
In a media release, Robinson’s credentials are also listed as including the fact he’s a published author on the topics of community forestry, Game Theory and northern Ontario development. He founded the School of Architecture for Northern Ontario and was a senior fellow at the Northern Ontario Policy Institute.
The Ontario general election is scheduled to be held on or before June 2.