Episode 13

Published on:

25th Oct 2022

Ray Petro | The Politician Who Doesn't Think of Himself as a Politician

Our four-part series featuring politicians from the municipal, provincial and federal levels proved to be quite popular. Gaining their insights into environmental and sustainability issues was quite valuable and for that reason, today's guest is especially welcome.

In today's episode, Andy chats with Ray Petro, candidate for Brantford city council in Ward 4. Ray is a long time resident of Brantford. Together with his wife Karen they are raising four children and three family dogs. He also lives with his mother Gigi. His parents immigrated to Canada in 1970 for a better life for their family. Ray eventually moved to Brantford in 1999 as part of the opening management team at the Casino where he worked for many years as a Pit Manager.

Ray now operates a thriving real estate business and is a small business owner specializing in skilled trades and services. He is also an active volunteer for many years and can be found dedicating his time within the community.

In this show, they discuss the elements that make up Ray Petro the man, as well as Ray Petro the politician. They explore Ray's vision for the next four years as a member of city council.

As a relative newcomer to municipal politics, Ray also offers some thoughtful and inspiring advice for those considering entering public service themselves.

Join Andy and Ray for this fascinating discussion.


What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • What inspires Ray and how he manages family, business, volunteer work and public service.
  • Why he doesn't really see himself as a 'politician,' and why that matters when serving the community.
  • Ray's thoughts on the importance of making choices at home that support the environment, from recycling to supporting initiatives such as community gardens.
  • And so much more...


Ray's website

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Sustainably Circular
You are listening to the Sustainably Circular Podcast. This show is dedicated to the circular economy and how with a few key changes, you can help create a more sustainable world. No scare tactics, no shame! If we are going to do this we need everyone actively engaged, onboard, and including you.

Your host is no other than Andy Straisfield, who is the coFounder and Partner at MEA Health, Canada's First Stop For PPE Recycling. You are here for one thing: to better understand the circular economy and your role in it.

Every episode, we will dive into the key issues around sustainability and the circular economy so that you can lead others in this new sustainable world.

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Andy Straisfeld

After 15 years of a successful career in medical sales, Andy Straisfeld chose to quit the hustle and bustle of the corporate world to champion and strategize for medical recycling and its role in the Circular Economy. Andy is a recognized leader in hospital waste reclamation and along the way has founded and become the VP Business Development of Lifecycle Revive and MEA Health Corporation. His new roles as a green economy strategist and as a podcast guest have led Andy to bring you a new podcast: Sustainably Circular. The show helps both the C-suite and citizen make the right choice to PPE waste recycling and understand its place in the global Circular Economy. Andy's off-the-wall attitude and passion will motivate you to take action!