Karine Steinberger, candidate in Bertrand

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Karine Steinberger entered politics in order to advance things a little further than her individual actions, to participate in ideological debates and find adequate and sustainable environmental solutions. She decided to join the Green Party of Quebec, as it was the only political party that shared almost all of her values regarding the environment and ecology.

Born in Montreal and having lived on the South Shore of the island, Karine has been living in the Bertrand riding of St-Adèle for 10 years. With a DEC in fashion design from CEGEP Marie-Victorin, she also studied family microagriculture and healing with plants. She worked for 12 years for the Cirque du Soleil as a costume designer, she managed a touring show production company, she has done art exhibitions and she currently works as a freelance tattoo artist with her own tattoo studio. The many big projects motivate her and have given her a variety of experiences.

Nature is what she loves the most and she wants to protect it in a sustainable way for present and future generations. In her free time, Karine enjoys gardening, cooking, swimming, hiking in the mountains and discovering landscapes by bike. For this reason, for the last 5 years, she has been transforming her lifestyle to reduce her waste, her CO2 consumption, and to consume vegan, organic and local products. She has been cultivating her vegetable garden for 3 years in order to reach a better food autonomy. Even her work as a tattoo artist is differentiated, other than by her creativity, by her concern to have materials that are 90% petroleum-free and biodegradable.

For Karine, humans have the power to change things. She would like to see more self-help communities and the principle of self-sufficiency develop throughout the province. For her, it is important to make a difference in our society today, even if it is just to change and influence the discourse. That’s why she likes to debate with other people and look for concrete solutions with the people around her. For her, it is essential to get the population to become more informed on subjects that are not necessarily covered by the media in order to inspire them to find solutions and take action, all together towards the same goals.

At the local level, Karine wants to address three important issues in her riding: the environment, agriculture and the sprawl boom. She wants to create protected areas and improve waste and water management. Karine wants to find local solutions with regional residents in order to be more autonomous in Quebec and reduce our CO2 emissions. She wishes to address various issues, such as access to housing and property, the lack of daycare centers, the lack of resources for parents, elders and first nations.

For Ms. Steinberger, each vote cast on behalf of the Green Party of Quebec demonstrates that our ideas resonate with the population, help us to take our place in the public debate and contribute to the funding of the Green Party through the per-vote subsidy. For all these reasons (and more), Karine Steinberger would be honoured to have your support in the 2022 Quebec general election. Every vote counts!

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