Owen Madden

I am an Irish immigrant who is excited to be part of the shaping of a new Canada as we come to terms with our environmental obligations and reconciliation with the first peoples of these lands. Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2006, I practised as a Criminal Prosecutor for Ireland's version of the Attorney General (called the "Director of Public Prosecutions") before developing a keenness for environmental protection. I took some time out to re-educate in the area of Global Climate Change and International Environmental Law (Masters - University of Edinburgh 2011) and entered the environmental advocacy field with Ecojustice, Greenpeace and Wilderness Committee (Vancouver, BC). I then had the fortune (?) of falling in love with a farmer who was hell-bent on running a farm in the Okanagan (along with six goats and a sheepdog). As well as farming, I have worked locally for a notary public as well as an organic certification body which determines whether farms like ours can claim to be organic. I am grateful to clean the mud out from under my fingernails and host some great discussions about what environmental laws this new Canada should have.

Owen Madden
Contact

Email:
omadden@tru.ca