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Introducing 3 more members of our National Council

I’m starting to question that old saying, it’s the journey not the destination. Because we are laser-focused on getting to the destination of officially forming the Canadian Future Party and the journey is really just the steps in the path of getting there. But the journey continues and our exciting project is making progress.

Driven by our Member Service Coordinator and Interim Party Secretary Julie Smith (introduced below), working groups to develop policies that are informed by the expertise of our members are being set up. You can sign up here if interested.

People are continuing to sign up as members. But the more the better so continue to spread the word among friends, family and contacts.

And, finally, continuing our in-person member events, two have been scheduled for next week in Montreal and Ottawa.

This week I would like to introduce you to three more members of our National Council.

Secretary - Julie Smith

Julie Smith was born in Nova Scotia and holds a BBA, an MA in immigration and settlement studies, and a law degree. She worked on refugee programs in Egypt, monitored five elections in Ukraine, and one in Bulgaria. She has represented Canada at the OSCE, G7 and OECD while working for the New Brunswick, Ontario and federal government on files including immigration, counter terrorism, equalities, and literacy.

Ms. Smith held roles in provincial and federal election campaigns including candidate vetting, leaders' debate prep, and campaign volunteer. She co-wrote the papers that guided New Brunswick's government response to COVID-19 and the refugee crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In 2018 she was named a BMW Foundation Global Responsible Leader. Ms. Smith lives in New Brunswick where she manages a not-for-profit.

Ontario - Bruce Lamb

Bruce Lamb is a serial entrepreneur who lives in London, Ontario. He owns several small businesses including a small cash crop farm and a search engine optimization & digital marketing company. He has an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University where he also volunteers as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, coaching students in their new venture projects. He has been involved on EDA boards for over 35years and has put his name forward in the candidate nomination process twice. He was a two-term Alderman with the Township of West Lincoln in Niagara in the 1990s before retiring (voluntarily). Bruce has run 24 marathons, including 5 Boston Marathons, and is an avid horseback rider, doing laps of the track at Western University whenever their Mustangs football team scores a touchdown.

Newfoundland and Labrador – Chelsey Buggie

Chelsey is a lawyer based in St. John’s, NL with her partner Ian and corgi (Bruce). She earned her Juris Doctor from UNB Law, and is now primarily practicing in civil litigation. She also holds a B.Sc in Biochemistry (MUNL) and is a masters candidate in technology management (MUNL). She previously served on the CBA’s national privacy law executive and is particularly interested in the intersections of law, technology, and democracy. Outside of work, she is an avid foodie and traveler.

As usual I want to thank everyone who has signed up to support Canadian Future, and if you haven’t yet joined, just click here to become part of our fast-growing movement to change Canadian politics.


Tara McPhail

President, Canadian Future Party


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