2015 update: Constantine Kritsonis is the 2015 Green Party candidate for his home riding of York Centre. You can find Constantine on Facebook here and contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. (This page is from when he contested the nomination in Toronto-Danforth.)
Constantine Kritsonis, 57, being concerned about the environment since his teens, joined the Green Party in 1993 to effect positive change. The green message had struck a chord. Constantine is a graduate of the Central Technical School and semi-retired from the rush delivery field.
Constantine is a green veteran who has served on Green Party of Canada’s Council as the Ontario representative from 1994 to 2000 and a member of the Green Party of Ontario’s Council from 2000 to 2002 where he chaired the GPO’s finance committee.
Constantine’s first candidacy for the Greens was in the Oakwood campaign for the Green Party of Ontario in 1995.
Since then, Constantine has been the Green Party of Canada candidate in home riding York Centre four times, in the campaign years of 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006.
Constantine has volunteered for Elizabeth May’s campaign for the leadership of the GPC, as well as Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu’s 2011 campaign in Toronto-Danforth.
Other highlights in Constantine’s Green history include:
- Contributor to the GPC’s economic policy committee.
- Originator of the GPC’s Out of NAFTA policy, which was approved by the membership.
- Brought U.S. Presidential candidate and activist Ralph Nader to speak at the U of T during his 2000 campaign for the presidency under a Green Party banner.
If selected as the GPC candidate in Toronto-Danforth, Constantine plans to dedicate the campaign to his daughter Alexa and all the children of tomorrow that are counting on us today.
Constantine believes he has the skills to be an effective candidate based on experience. That said, Constantine knows the substantial Greek community in Toronto-Danforth, known in some circles as *Greektown* is very proud of their heritage. Ethnic name recognition will create a buzz in the local thriving Greek community, siphoning votes, along with an opportunity for local Greeks to consider joining the EDA.
I am pleased to have known Constantine within the Green Party for more than 20 years.
During his tenure as an active green he has brought passionate commitment, energy and insight to many green campaigns.
He would make an excellent candidate for Toronto-Danforth.
Jim Harris, Former Leader,
Green Party of Canada
|— Charlie Halpern-Hamu on 2014 Dec 4|
in Elections, Participatory democracy