Ottawa Centre Green Party

Shelby Bertrand

MPP Candidate for Ottawa Centre

Shelby Bertrand is a public servant taking a break from her career to pursue a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Ottawa. She moved to Ottawa Centre seven years ago and fell in love with the community’s vibrant, diverse population and its active civil society. Shelby has previously run twice for federal office, and is excited to bring her passion to the Green Party of Ontario.

Learn about the 2022 Ottawa-Centre Provincial candidate here.

Amita Kuttner

Current Green Party Interim Leader

Amita Kuttner (they/he) holds a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz; their research focused on black holes, wormholes, quantum effects, and the early universe. Amita was the Green Party of Canada candidate in Burnaby North-Seymour in the 2019 election, while serving as the party’s science and innovation critic and bringing forward policy on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. They then ran for leadership of the Party in 2020, and volunteered locally during the 2021 election.

Amita was appointed Interim Leader of the Green Party on November 24, 2021, becoming the youngest, the first trans person and the first person of east Asian descent to lead a major Canadian political party.

Learn about the current green party interim leader here.