Endorsements

Annamie Paul
Leader
Green Party of Canada

Phil is exactly the kind of diverse, young, and talented candidate we were seeking to attract with the Time to Run campaign. He has already accomplished so much in his career and has had the courage to step up to serve his community and run for office. 

Much of my family lives in Toronto-St. Paul’s, and I know they would be lucky to be represented in parliament by Phil – a highly effective person who will always put the community of Toronto-St. Paul’s first.

Hugh Segal
Former Senator & Principal, Massey College
Officer of the Order of Canada

I have known Phil De Luna for some years. He is precisely the kind of hard working, creative, honest, and determined individual any party or constituency would want in parliament. His experience in the world of science, research, technology and environment, reflects the expertise we need in government now more than ever.

Audrey O’Brien
Clerk Emeritus, House of Commons
Member of the Order of Canada

It is a pleasure and a privilege to endorse Phil De Luna for election to the House of Commons. A brilliant scientist, Phil is equally passionate about promoting Canadian communities founded on equity and diversity where shared values of integrity and kindness permit individuals and families to thrive.

Having spent decades working in a non-partisan role at the Commons, I am confident that as an MP, Phil will be an effective advocate for his constituents, recognizing their needs while also celebrating their contribution to a vibrant Canadian community.

Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ph.D
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, 2015 to 2019
Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario

I am glad to endorse Phil De Luna for election to the House of Commons as a Green MP. A brilliant scientist who researches Canada-made clean energy technology at the National Research Council of Canada, Phil is equally passionate about building equitable, diverse Canadian communities with shared values of integrity and kindness. Canada’s experience throughout COVID has again reminded us how much we need elected representatives like Phil, who deeply understand science.

Phil has further demonstrated his selfless commitment to public service by taking an unpaid leave of absence from the job he loves in order to bring green ideals and insights to Parliament Hill. That is exactly where we need him.

Andrew Weaver
Former Leader of the Green Party of British Columbia, 2015-2020
Climate Scientist

I’m thrilled that Dr. Phil De Luna is seeking to become the Member of Parliament for Toronto-St. Paul’s. As a fellow scientist turned politician, I am well aware of the challenges and obstacles that lay ahead for him, and I’m certain he can overcome them. Dr. De Luna understands the tremendous opportunity in research and innovation as well as the urgency with which we need to act to address climate change. He is exactly the pragmatic, solutions-driven, evidence-based leader that Canada needs to lead us through the sustainable transition.

Now, more than ever, Canada needs people like Dr. De Luna at the decision-making table — evidence-based, consultative, solutions focussed and articulate.

Tim Grant
Urban Affairs and Housing Critic
2019 Candidate, University-Rosedale, Green Party of Canada

It is rare to meet a candidate who is so personable, passionate and smart, let alone one immersed in the worlds of science and innovation. Phil De Luna is just such a candidate. We need more scientists in Parliament, as well as those who focus on the long-term, and it is my strongest hope that he is elected, so that his many strengths can be put to work serving all Canadians.

It is my pleasure to endorse Phil’s candidacy to become the Toronto-St. Paul’s Member of Parliament for the Green Party.

Mike Morrice
2019 Candidate Kitchener Centre, Green Party of Canada

From my run in 2019, I have a sense for what it takes to earn the trust of tens of thousands of my neighbours, and Phil has it in spades. I’m inspired by his commitment, his willingness to work, his integrity and his optimism. We need more community leaders like Phil willing to consider public service, and I have no doubt he would do an incredible job representing his neighbours in Toronto-St Paul’s as MP.

Niobe Thompson
Award-winning Filmmaker,
Anthropologist, & Science Host

As a member of Canada’s arts community, I enthusiastically endorse Phil De Luna for election to our House of Commons.  In my documentary films, I have collaborated with Phil to translate the complexities of climate science to a broad non-scientific audience, and to make materials science and basic chemistry fun and accessible.  He combines deep scientific learning, superb communication skills and a singular commitment to tackling our climate emergency with innovative technologies.  His personal story, as the son of Filipino immigrants, exemplifies the incredible contributions new Canadians make to our society and offers inspiration to every new arrival to Canada. 

I was very pleased to learn that Phil is now participating in the transformation of Canadian politics.  We need young scientists with Phil’s energy and determination to address the challenge of decarbonizing our economy while ensuring the opportunities that arise can be shared by Canadians of all generations and backgrounds.

Nicholas Parker
Founder, the Cleantech Group
Cleantech Venture Capitalist

I am honored to endorse Phil de Luna as a candidate for the House of Commons. Phil is an outstanding and inspiring Canadian of the very highest caliber who exemplifies the promise of our country and the potential for creating the world we seek – inclusive, prosperous and sustainable. He’s both a thinker and a doer, a visionary and a practitioner.

His track record and his candidacy signifies a person who puts service ahead of self. He is a jewel in our national firmament who will shine brightly on Parliament Hill, illuminating the way for others to follow.

Dan Zilnik
President, AFARA
Board Chair, Carbon Management Canada

Phil and I have served on the board of Carbon Management Canada together. He’s proven himself time and time again to be intelligent, honest, hard working, fair and kind. He is also one of Canada’s top carbontech innovators and has a hand in creating some of the most disruptive technologies to decarbonize heavy industrial activities.

More than anything, Phil’s greatest strength is his ability to listen and really hear what people are concerned about, combining empathy with knowledge and a penchant for action.

Adrian Currie
Ontario Representative to Federal Council, Green Party of Canada

I am proud to endorse Phil De Luna in his run as a Member of Parliament for the Green Party in the upcoming federal election. As the Ontario Representative to the Federal Council, I am excited to see young, diverse, and talented candidates like Phil who embody Green values. Phil will bring a new energy to parliament and fully represent the people of Toronto-St. Paul’s.

James Larsen
CEO of e-Zinc
Cleantech Entrepreneur

It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Phil De Luna for election to the House of Commons with the Green Party. Phil exhibits all of the traits desired of a public representative – he is passionate about driving change for the better, he genuinely cares about people and their communities, and he is committed to supporting Canada’s path to a more sustainable future.

Phil’s work in the innovation sector also positions him well to advocate for pragmatic policies that will buttress the growth of our Canadian cleantech sector to improve our environment and the livelihood of all Canadians.

Moses Njoroge
Small Business Owner
Toronto-St. Paul’s Resident

I’m very excited to endorse Phil De Luna for election to the House of Commons. Phil has displayed focus and dedication in his field, qualities which will bode well for the community as he takes on the various issues in the riding. Phil’s decision to step aside from his dream job at the National Research Council to run for MP, gives me the confidence that not only does he have an unquestionable desire to help people, he will also be a competent and effective representative of Toronto-St.Paul’s.

 

Andrew Treherne & Isabel Stokes
Elementary School Teachers
Toronto-St. Paul’s Residents

As a young couple living in the Toronto-St Paul’s riding, we are happy to endorse Phil De Luna in the upcoming election. Phil is dedicated to making the world a better place through his research in clean technology and is passionate about making housing more affordable, especially for low-income and younger Canadians. Phil representing us in the House of Commons would bring us one step closer to achieving our dream of owning a house in Toronto.

 

Kate Chung
Advocate for Accessible Housing
Toronto-St. Paul’s Resident

Phil De Luna is an impressive candidate, with his depth of experience, his enthusiasm and energy and his commitment to eco-social justice.  His scientific expertise, combined with  dedication to ensuring a healthy planet for future generations, will bring to our government the skills and integrity so greatly needed. As a resident of Toronto St Pauls, I am happy to endorse his candidacy. 

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Toronto-St. Paul’s is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. 

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