This is me, I did the election thing twice already – who knows if there is going to be a third time.
I’ve had this blog since 2011 and have tried to write mainly about politics for a while but now I’m writing about things that are happening today and happening to me and around me. I have lived in downtown Ottawa since 2007, its where I want to be – long term, besides I do not like moving.
My business background includes 20+ years with Bell Canada in Customer Sales and Service and a couple more with N-Viro Systems Canada where I was Sales and Product Quality Manager for a fertilizer manufacturer using waste diverted from the landfill and waste waster. It was a great job and allowed me to see parts of Canada I normally would not have visited.
I am now entrenched in the political world – and loving it! I was in Queen’s Park as a member of Patrick Brown’s team in Toronto. in 2016 I took the opportunity to come back home to Ottawa and work as a Policy Advisor for John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil) on Parliament Hill. I also manage the portfolio of Critic of Veterans Affairs for MP Brassard (who is the Opposition Critic).
I am very active in my community, besides politics, and have been part of an affordable housing organization since 2007. I have a huge interest in communications and in using Social Media for social good. I like it so much that I’ve launched RD Media to help others develop “Social strategies for Success”. I can be found on Twitter (twice @robertdekker & @RDMediaOttawa, on Facebook and Linkedin.
I have two adult children and havedenjoy living in Centretown with my partner Liz for almost 17years.
If there is anything else you’d like to know, just ask at email@example.com.