Greenn Party candidate Frances Litman

Candidate spotlight: Frances Litman, Green Party

The Sooke News Mirror is writing about each of the federal election hopefuls

  • Aug. 19, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Frances Litman’s background largely revolves around a career as a professional photographer. She has received both Master and Craftsman of Photographic Arts designations (CPA and MPA) and print judging certification from the Professional Photographers Association of Canada (PPOC). Litman also teaches photography and creativity classes.

Besides her love for photography, Litman is a self-described “crusader for environmental causes,” hence her involvement in the Green Party.

To date, she has volunteered more than 6,000 hours since launching the Creatively United for the Planet Society program, a non-profit community initiative focused on creative environmental education. Over 10,000 people have participated in her program ever since its inception in 2012. She’s also a small business owner and organizer of one of Canada’s main Earth Week events.

In addition to numerous community awards, Frances is also an EcoStar Community Leadership Award Winner and two time Victoria Leadership Award finalist.

On Aug. 8 Litman visited the Ragley Farm in Sooke, where she got a taste of locally-baked fresh good, flowers and a variety of organic food.

Litman notes in her campaign that she plans to use her knowledge and experience of the local community to take local concerns to Ottawa’s playing field.

Litman is running in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding in the federal election taking place on October 19, 2015.

Just Posted

Victoria wins crucial WHL contest over Giants in Langley

Royals take over second in B.C. Division ahead of Vancouver

Man hospitalized after early morning Sooke Road crash

Police say injuries are non life-threatening

Premier John Horgan announces improvements to Highway 14

Construction on the $10 million project is set to begin immediately

LETTERS: Sooke preschool celebrates 30th anniversary

Kingfisher Preschool to hold anniversary event May 26

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

LETTER: The sewage spiral continues in Greater Victoria

My left brain has been trying to digest the news and comments… Continue reading

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

Renowned Comox Valley sasquatch researcher passes away

A renowned biologist and leading Canadian sasquatch researcher who called the Comox… Continue reading

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

Most Read