Gabriel values environmental stewardship and the natural world. He envisions a future where rural Nova Scotians can develop sustainable, resilient economies by bridging traditional knowledge and innovation.
He currently lives in Halifax and works for a company to recycle household items, keeping things out of the waste stream. This fall he will attend Dalhousie University, where he plans to study history, politics, and environmental issues. He graduated from Citadel High School in 2020. He was involved in the climate protests of 2019. He was co-chair of Youth Climate Action Nova Scotia, a group that promoted education and awareness of the effects of climate change in the province.
He cares deeply about the wellbeing of people, wildlife and the land and sea. He got that sensibility from being involved in the Nova Scotia Sea School for many years. And from spending a lot of his life at his family’s ancestral home in Port Shoreham on Chedabucto Bay.
His family roots in Guysborough County go back eight generations. Gabriel understands the issues facing people across rural Nova Scotia, such as the difficulty for families to access long-term care, a shortage of medical professionals, the challenges of finding economic opportunities, and how poor internet is affecting local businesses and online learning. He has witnessed the excellent health care services in the area and how they have saved the lives of family members. He understands the need to protect and improve those services.
He wants to work with partners to find solutions to rural transportation and affordable housing, to work with communities on expanding renewable energy and sustainable local businesses – rather than large, environmentally destructive industrial projects.
Gabriel likes to think of himself as a “woodsman”. His hobbies include traditional archery, refurbishing antique tools, organic gardening, and learning about sustainable forestry.
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