Jules is an openly disabled gay and trans man who has a lot of experience with just how exclusive our society is and how difficult it is to be LGBTQ, especially in the Cowichan Valley. He recognizes that the NDP has been making a good effort to more inclusive, but honestly, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done, especially on a local level. He would like to be even more active and help to make positive change, not only for the benefit of Canada, but also for the benefit of youth in our riding.

He worked on Jagmeet Singh’s NDP Leadership campaign, not only with communications but he also helped to write Jagmeet’s LGBTQI2S+ policies. Not only has he helped to write LGBTQI2S+ policies at the federal level, but he also helped the Cowichan School Board craft their policies and has helped to ensure BC legislation passed by the BC NDP government is trans-inclusive. He has been an on-again off-again member of the NDP for close to 30 years.