My name is Matthew Day, I am married with two daughters, and I live in Etobicoke Lakeshore, in Toronto. I joined the Green Party of Canada 4 weeks before election day in the June 2004 general election. I helped to form the first Etobicoke-Lakeshore GPC EDA after that election, and remained as CEO until after the 2006 election. I was recruited to the GPC finance commitee in 2004, which while it wasn’t particularly useful body, it did give me the opportunity to study the elections finance act in detail. I set up, and managed a telephone campaign in the shared GPC/GPO office on Gerrard St. in Toronto, to renew and upgrade GPC memberships in the fall of 2004. I also helped Jim Harris, and a couple of other volunteers to canvas the EDA executives, and membership during that years Leadership race. (Remember Tom Manley?). I helped organise Jim Harris’ Beaches East-York campaign in the election that wasn’t in the spring of 2005. I managed the Etobicoke Lakeshore federal campaign in 2005-6. I returned to active GPC politics during Elizabeth May’s Leadership bid, where I filled the slot of Ontario Organiser for the EMay campaign. After my (failed) bid to win a city council seat in Toronto’s Ward 6, I headed straight out to London North Centre by-election, where I worked on the GOTV efforts. In 2012, I became a Liberal Party supporter. I continue to blog occasionally, and am looking forwrad to a more active engagement with the Liberal Party leading up to the next General Election.
I have owned and operated several businesses, and have particular expertise in marketing, and sales management, as well as a solid understanding of Lean manufacturing methodologies and techniques. I have extensive experience designing pre-engineered structures for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional clients. I own a construction business, specialising in erecting pre-engineered steel buildings across Canada. My clients include resource companies, general contractors, developers, and end users in every province.