Mary Kidnew Announces Green Party Candidacy for Mississauga-Lakeshore’s Upcoming Federal By-Election
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Mississauga-Lakeshore Green Party Electoral District Association (EDA) Founder Mary Kidnew will represent the Green Party in the riding’s upcoming by-election.
A multi-hyphenate volunteer and lifelong Mississauga resident, Mary Kidnew has never shied away from a challenge. Increasingly concerned about the climate crisis and social inequities, in the fall of 2020, she contacted the Green Party of Canada to discover how she could volunteer, only to discover that no Green Party organization existed in her Mississauga-Lakeshore riding—yet.
Never one to be discouraged, she decided to found the EDA herself. She gathered together a small but mighty team of volunteers, submitted the EDA application to Elections Canada, and became officially recognized in the spring of 2021.
Mere months after the EDA’s founding, a snap election was called. Kidnew rallied her volunteers around candidate Elizabeth Roberts, helping to plant the seeds for future Green action in the riding.
Now, her time has come.
With the resignation of Liberal MP Sven Spengemann, she’s decided to put herself forward as a candidate in the upcoming federal by-election. “I want to work and serve our beautiful community in a larger capacity where I know that I can affect real change,” she says. “I want to be able to support and lift up all the groups, organizations, businesses and people of our community while finding ways to promote environmental stewardship by protecting the land, air, water, and wildlife.”
Her extensive volunteer credentials and engagement with the local community means that she has an intuitive understanding of the region’s needs and is well-equipped to represent Mississauga-Lakeshore in Ottawa.
Presently, she sits on the advocacy committee for the Compass Food Bank, volunteers as a Scouter with Scouts Canada, acts as Treasurer of Clarkson Lorne Park Tball (CLP), and also acts as Property & Maintenance Director at Fairfields Swimming Club.
Her extensive past volunteer credentials include: CEO of the Mississauga-Lakeshore Federal Green Party Association (EDA), President of the Hillcrest Ratepayers Association (HRA), tball coach with Clarkson Lorne Park Tball (CLP), President/Membership Director of Fairfields Swimming Club, Coordinator of Mom’s Time Out (MTO) and parent volunteer with the Peel District School Board.
Mary Kidnew (she/her) is a lifelong Mississauga resident, a multihyphenate volunteer, and active member of the community. A trained carpenter with a background in advertising, for the last 20 years, she’s called Clarkson her home. There, she’s been focused on raising her family and lending her many talents to improve the community. Her extensive volunteer credentials include founding the Mississauga-Lakeshore Federal Green Party Association (EDA), serving as President of the Hillcrest Ratepayers Association (HRA), sitting on the advocacy committee of the Compass Food Bank, and much more. In her free time, she loves to do anything outdoors—swimming, biking, kayaking, camping and gardening are at the top of her list.