Green Party of Ontario Leader & Member of Provincial Parliament for Guelph
Mike Schreiner is the leader of the Green Party of Ontario and the MPP for Guelph, the first ever Green MPP elected to the Ontario Legislature. He was elected in the 2018 provincial election with a resounding 45% of the vote.
During his first two years at Queen’s Park, Mike has been an outspoken advocate for local food and water, affordable housing, small businesses, and mental health. He passed Ontario’s first ever Green law, which protects electric vehicle drivers, while introducing other bills to conserve drinking water, get big money out of politics, and remove routine sick notes. Mike is a proponent of cooperating across party lines and putting people before politics.
Mike has been leader of the GPO since 2009, putting the party on the political map and seeing it through tremendous growth in membership and public recognition. He was motivated to enter politics to tackle the climate crisis and income inequality, while restoring integrity to our democracy.
Prior to entering politics, Mike was a successful entrepreneur and small business owner and one of the early advocates of the local food movement. He founded multiple initiatives including Local Food Plus, WOW Foods and EarthDance Organics to connect sustainable farmers with Ontario households.
Mike grew up on a farm, which instilled a passion for protecting people and the planet at a young age. He and his wife Sandy and their two daughters are very active in the local community and spend their free time gardening, hiking, fishing, cycling.