Eric Walton was born in Ottawa, but spent most of his childhood and teenage years living in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He attended Queen’s University and graduated in 1983 with an Honours B.A. in Political Studies. As a student at Queen’s he co-founded Odyssey Travel and continued developing that small business for several years after graduation. He eventually sold the travel agency to his co-workers and soon after co-founded Logkit Inc., a successful 18 year business which was sold in 2005. In 2003, Eric co-founded a Multi-Doctor Family Medicine Clinic in downtown Kingston and is the Clinic’s financial manager.
From 1986 to 1994 Mr. Walton was a founding member and the part-time agency director of the Kingston Environmental Action Project (KEAP) — a multi-issue, environmental, non-profit organisation. In 1992 he co-produced and directed an award-winning documentary, “Ancient Futures-Learning From Ladakh”. It was filmed on location in Northern India and was aired on CBC’s “The Nature Of Things”.
He has served on the Board of Directors of The Social Planning Council, Kingston Employment and Youth Services, Opportunity Kingston, The Kingston Global Community Centre, and was a member of the City of Kingston Pesticides Committee and the Healthy Communities Initiative. He is fluently bilingual and is currently president of the Kingston & the Islands Green Party Association/Riding. Eric Walton is the Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet Critic/Advocate for International Affairs. Prior to this appointment Eric was the Green Party’s Industry and Entrepreneurship Critic.
Eric is 52 and married. He and his wife Jennifer have two children.
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