Father of two young children, one and three years old, Jasper Boychuk cares deeply about the future of our province and future generations. That is why today, he joins the Green Party of Quebec, which shares his values and convictions, to help ensure a better future for his children.
Jasper is a civil engineer with extensive experience in the construction industry and delivery of major capital projects for the taxpayer. In 2011, he graduated from Queen's University, Kingston. After graduating, he worked for 2 years on a $ 2.6 billion hydroelectric development project on James Bay, before returning home to work on the Ottawa Light Rail Transit project. Jasper is currently the manager in engineering and construction for the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited and defines himself not as a politician, but as a builder. He hopes to develop inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable policies, and with the help of the GPQ, to build the green infrastructure of tomorrow.
Disappointed and concerned by the lack of economic opportunities in his region, the candidate would like to address the significant funding deficits in infrastructure, education and healthcare that have plagued west Quebec for generations. He wants to protect the public transportation corridor of the old railway line by building a bike highway that connects all the communities from Gatineau to Grand Remous. With this highway, a network of connecting bike paths and pedestrian bridges would make the entire region safely accessible via bike or e-bike. Supporting infrastructure like services stations, bike garages, e-bike rentals and park and ride lots would support the growth of a green cycling tourism and add to the economic development of the region.
As a strong advocate of sustainable organic agriculture, Jasper practices beekeeping and maintains his own garden. He is deeply concerned by how impacts of climate change will affect the global regions that produce much of our food. Drought and fires in California, the southern US and Mexico threaten the security and cost of our food. With abundant water, electricity and agricultural land, Quebec has the opportunity to be self sufficient and secure in its food supply. Community greenhouses, incubator farms that allow young farmers to start agricultural businesses and better financing programs to help them grow and find land, are all things Jasper feels passionately about.
Every vote cast in for the Green Party of Quebec proves that the ideas defended by the party resonate with the population. He would like to make sure that our province and its citizens are healthy, educated, prosperous and resilient to the impacts of climate change, and would be honored to have your support in the upcoming 2018 elections in Gatineau. Every voice counts!