Green Party of Ontario candidates, 1995 Ontario provincial election
William Darfler was born on a small farm in New York State and moved to Brantford in the late 1960s. He taught high school mathematics, worked in a free school, and later worked for many years as a letter carrier. He has been a leading member of the Brantford Heritage Committee, and in 2004 he promoted the idea of a Canadian Industrial Heritage Museum for Brantford.
As of 2010, he is a historical researcher for the Ontario Visual Heritage Project. In 2009, he received a grant from the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund to study a little-known case of one hundred Turkish foundry workers rounded up from their homes in Brantford during World War I and sent to an internment camp in Kapuskasing.
|1990 provincial||Brantford||Green||436||1.20||5/6||Brad Ward, New Democratic Party|
|1995 provincial||Brantford||Green||430||1.28||5/5||Ron Johnson, Progressive Conservative|
Leivo was thirty-seven years old at the time of the election, and worked as a group facilitator for health food groups. She opposed subway expansion. She received 217 votes (0.94%), finishing fifth against Liberal candidate Annamarie Castrilli.
Muskoka–Georgian Bay: Michael Fenton
Lewis Poulin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Laurentian University (1982). He is a meteorologist, and has worked for Environment Canada over a period of several years. The first Green Party candidate to run in Sudbury, he received 290 votes (0.95%) in 1995 for a sixth-place against Liberal candidate Rick Bartolucci.
Poulin moved to Mississauga in 1997. He was later profiled in a Toronto Star piece that drew attention to the fact that he did not own a car, and walked fifteen minutes to work every day. Poulin expressed concerns about pedestrian safety in this Greater Toronto Area community. In the same period, he wrote about health safety issues caused by smog, and advocated rooftop solar panels to generate power. In May 1998, he wrote a piece in support of wind power projects for economically marginal communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Brantford Expositor, 3 June 1995, A6.
- Ross Marowits, "GRCA member denied new term: Administrative goof blamed," Brantford Expositor, 11 February 1999, A5.
- William Darfler, "Museums make good investments," Brantford Expositor, 18 November 2004, A10.
- He initially welcomed the New Democratic Party's victory in 1990 provincial election, saying that the incumbent NDP government had a better environmental policy than the ministry they were replacing. See Brantford Expositor, 7 September 1990, B2.
- Brantford Expositor, 2 June 1995, p. 2.
- Heather Ibbotson, "'Mysterious group' subject of research," Brantford Expositor, 31 December 2009.
- "Downsview riding", Toronto Star, 1 June 1995, NY2.
- "In the news", Laurentian, Autumn 2005.
- "CANADA LAUNCHES ANNUAL ARCTIC OZONE RESEARCH PROJECT" [press release], Canada NewsWire, 23 January 1989, 14:14; Kris Axtman, "The long summer of our discontent", Christian Science Monitor, 21 August 2000, 1.
- Jim Coyle, "Pedestrians use the streets, too", Toronto Star, 19 March 1998, B1.
- Lewis Poulin, "Some simple ideas to reduce smog" [letter], Toronto Star, 2 July 1999, 1; Lewis Poulin, "Solar panels on every roof" [letter], Toronto Star, 20 April 2000, 1.
- Lewis Poulin, "Newfoundland's answer may be blowing in the wind" [letter], Toronto Star, 25 May 1998, A17.
- Lewis Poulin, "Imagining solutions for better transit" [letter], Montreal Gazette, 13 September 2005, A26. He also co-wrote a song lyric lamenting the end of Montreal's Cheval Blanc greenspace. See "Odes in memory of Cheval Blanc greenspace", Montreal Gazette, 1 February 2007, F7. See also Lewis Poulin, "Road conditions make it tough on pedestrians" [letter], Montreal Gazette, 19 April 2007, F7, Lewis Poulin, "Cars Still Rule" [letter], Montreal Gazette, 7 June 2007, F7; Lewis Poulin, "Let's End Car Culture" [letter], Montreal Gazette, 20 October 2007, B6.