Election 2015: Meet the candidates—Robert Mellalieu

Robert Mellalieu is running for the Green Party in the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding.

Robert Mellalieu

Age:  55

Occupation: Computer geek, owned my own small business for 23 years in West Kelowna

Family: Married with one son.

Place of birth: Chemainus on Vancouver Island.

Education background: High school grad, DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary.

Past political experience: Regional director and director of the Green Party of BC.

Community organization membership affiliations:  Rotary director, Antique Boat Society president, Big Brothers, Volunteer at Freedoms Door.

Why you would be an effective MP: I will represent my constituents—a Green  MP will not be whipped like the other MPs; use evidence-based decision-making, not fire the scientists and tacticians that collect the evidence;  secure our economy, food production, water quality, social safety nets;  enhance our Armed Forces.