Adam Richardson – Atlantic Canada
Adam Richardson has a long history in political organization, particularly across Atlantic Canada, but also has a professional background as an Occupational Therapist in both Canada and the USA. He holds degrees from both UNB in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Adam also spent two summers as an economics researcher at the University of New Brunswick before becoming Atlantic Regional Organizer and Atlantic Caucus Chair to the Canadian Alliance Party under former leader Stockwell Day. He was later promoted to Director of Political Operations in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in Ottawa on Parliament Hill under interim Canadian Alliance leader John Reynolds. Richardson also served as former Atlantic Advisor to Stephen Harper and Atlantic Regional organizer for the official opposition before returning to his career as a Occupational Therapist.
As a candidate in the 2000 federal election in his home province of New Brunswick, Mr. Richardson came very close to winning the first Canadian Alliance seat east of Ottawa in a tight three-way race.
In 2016, Maxime Bernier appointed Adam Richardson as a key organizer in Atlantic Canada during his leadership run and Adam assisted with Mr. Bernier’s Atlantic tour and debate preparations across the region.
While discussing the creation of the new People’s Party of Canada, Adam Richardson said, “I have known Maxime Bernier for many years and he has a very rare political courage that was lacking in Canada. Maxime is such a refreshing change to the status quo and unlike the bland, focus group tested messages we hear from most politicians these days, Mr. Bernier is not afraid to take bold and clear positions. A real leader doesn’t need focus groups to tell him where he stands.”