“Now more than ever, we need strong leadership from our community, for our community. Tim understands the importance of jobs, community safety and quality of life for young families in the riding, including the importance of a strong Canada standing up against terrorism. I’m proud to pass the torch to Tim Laidler as a new voice for the Tri-Cities.”
~ Honourable James Moore, Member of Parliament
Port Moody – Westwood – Port Coquitlam
Tim is an Afghanistan war veteran having served a decade in the Canadian Armed Forces. His military services and education combined with a strong business background and commitment to the community makes him the right candidate to represent the residents of Port Moody – Coquitlam.
Soon after Afghanistan, Tim transitioned from the military back into civilian life. This transition inspired him to found and develop the Veterans Transition Network (VTN), a national organization with private and public funding where he became the Executive Director.
Under Tim’s leadership, the Network strived to enhance the quality of life for veterans of war. He devoted countless hours in Ottawa presenting to select committees, meeting with ministers and key stakeholders to raise awareness of veteran issues.
Tim obtained an Associates Degree from Douglas College in Coquitlam, and later completed a BA in Political Science and a Masters of Counseling Psychology at UBC. In 2014, he was selected as UBC’s Young Alumnus of the Year. He has also been recognized for his community service by receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.