Stefan KlietschIndependent candidate for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke
• Changing the Constitution of Canada to allow citizens to petition to table bills in Parliament;
• Opposing the above-ground nuclear waste dump proposed near Chalk River;
• Restricting corporate income taxation to above-average corporate profits;
• Increasing the number of MPs for more direct and localized riding representation, while decreasing MPs' salaries;
• Abolishing middle-class income taxes in favour of a higher GST;
• Unveiling the secrecy over the tax-draining Canada-China investment treaty;
• Regulation and taxation of recreational drugs to eliminate the dangerous black market;
• Regulation and taxation of paid plasma and organ donations;
• Taxation of commercial animal slaughter to minimize animal suffering;
• Eliminating all subsidies for political parties;
• Providing cash incentives for new vaccinations; and
• Providing cash incentives to reward voter turnout.
Stefan Klietsch of Renfrew is running for member of Parliament of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for the third time. He has again been acclaimed as the Libertarian Party of Canada candidate after having ran for the same party in 2019.
Klietsch also ran as the Green Party of Canada candidate in 2015, and unsuccessfully sought the Green Party of Ontario candidate nomination in 2018.
Klietsch was raised in his family home outside of Renfrew. After completing elementary and high school education in Renfrew, he acquired an honours bachelor of political science from the University of Ottawa. He also has a certificate in security, technology, and economics policy from the same university's Professional Development Institute. The 30-year-old currently works as a sustainability intern for the Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre, living in the city but actively cultivating his hometown roots.
Reason for running
I believe that Canadian well-being fundamentally depends on the nurturing of a more intellectually-minded culture in our political class. The role of a Member of Parliament is to be a watchdog upon government legislation and budgeting, and an objective and vigilant MP will be more likely to pass legislation that saves human lives rather than pass legislation that kills or otherwise harms people. I believe that I am objective and principled enough to serve in this role.
I also have a very special fondness for Renfrew County, even if I currently live outside of it. Many Renfrew County residents are special to me and have contributed to my privileged quality of life.
Despite my youth, I actually have more political experience than most of the candidates, and more diverse political experience than all of the other candidates. My political experience includes the following:
2020 Liberal Party of Ontario Leadership Election Delegate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke
2019 Libertarian Party of Canada Candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke
2018 Deputy Leader Contestant for Green Party of Ontario
2018 Weekend volunteering on Mike Schreiner's successful election campaign
2018 Green Party of Ontario Nomination Contestant for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke
2016 Young Greens of Canada Co-Chair Contestant
2015 Green Party of Canada Candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke
Volunteering on 8 Green Party candidates' campaigns from 2012 to 2018, including two star election candidates
2014: Co-Chair of the University of Ottawa Young Greens
2013 to 2017: Passing of many policy motions by the Green party of Canada and more especially Green party of Ontario
2012-2014: Part-time volunteer for MP Elizabeth May's Office