Endorser: Eric Swanson
Endorser: Eric Swanson

Eric Swanson
Geomicrobiology grad turned advocate


As an expectant father and advocate for intergenerational equity, I’m supporting proportional representation because of its power to force our politicians to collaborate and work together.  I believe that only by working together can we identify the win-win solutions to the urgent, complex issues of our time including housing affordability, the future of work, and climate change.


Eric is driven by a goal to leave future generations with the same — or more — resources and opportunities than we inherited. That includes opportunities to earn a good living, to make a home for oneself, and to spend time with friends and family all while restoring and stewarding — instead of degrading — our natural environment.

Trained as a microbiologist, Eric changed course to better pursue that vision in 2006, volunteering and working in a variety of campaign and organizing roles for non-profits focused on conservation, coastal protection, and local control of resources.

He currently serves as Executive Director of Generation Squeeze, a BC-based research and advocacy organization focused on the 360-degree socioeconomic “squeeze” facing millions of Canadians in their 20s, 30s and 40s — from high costs for things like housing and child care, to stagnant incomes and mounting debts (including intergenerational debts like climate change). Across all these areas, GenSqueeze is pushing for bold new policies to ensure young Canadians have the opportunity to thrive.