On May 6th, 2019, Paul Manly was elected as Nanaimo-Ladysmith's Member of Parliament. Paul's election was a historic moment in Canada, being only the second time a Green MP was elected to the Canadian Parliament.
On Monday, May 27, 2019, Paul was officially sworn in to his role as MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Paul has now joined Elizabeth May and has doubled the Green Party caucus in the House of Commons.
Paul Manly's work for Nanaimo-Ladysmith started long before his election to Parliament. After a lifetime working and living in Nanaimo and Ladysmith, Paul is ready to fight on behalf of his hometowns. From adopting decisive climate action to finding smart solutions for small business owners, Paul works for you, your neighbours and the Nanaimo he loves.
Paul Manly was born in Port Alice on Vancouver Island, B.C. He has travelled widely and lived in other parts of Canada but Nanaimo and Ladysmith have always been his home base. His grandfather had a farm just outside of Nanaimo and Paul spent his formative years growing up in Ladysmith. He has been living in Nanaimo since 2002.
Raised in a political family, Paul developed a keen interest in social and economic justice, environmental stewardship and politics, and it is these issues that have formed who he is now. As a researcher, filmmaker and communications specialist, Paul has committed his skills and knowledge to the creation of media that educates, informs and adds to public dialogue on issues of importance.
Paul has proven experience in governance. For three years he was a director on the national board of the Council of Canadians representing the B.C. Yukon region chapters. He was a director on the board of the development company for Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community, a multi-million dollar housing project. He is currently a director of the Mid Island Consumer Services Cooperative and is an advisor to several other bodies.
For the last 3 years Paul has been working for Nanaimo Foodshare, a not for profit society, where he has been running employment skills training programs for youth with multiple barriers to employment and people with diverse abilities.
Paul is married and has two daughters age 18 and 31.
Paul Manly (Green Party Candidate for Nanaimo—Ladysmith)
Canadians in this election, more than ever, can vote from hope and from conviction, not from fear.