Alexander Overton was raised in the Ottawa valley but considers London, UK to be his second home. While spending time abroad, Alexander developed a passion for intercultural communication and international affairs. Strongly interested in politics, he recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Political Science and Law, with focus on development and political and legal structures in China. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Alexander pursued a variety of interests, including varsity sports and public service with Passport Canada and the Canadian High Commission in London. He has also maintained a strong link to his campus community, volunteering in many roles across university departments and representing Carleton University for two years as a student ambassador to partner universities in China. Recognizing the vital role politics plays in the lives of all Canadians, Alexander is excited to participate in the 41st cohort of OLIP interns and expand his knowledge of the legislative process and the day-to-day processes of governance.
OLIP Committee Chair: Sponsorship
First Term Placement: MPP Arthur Potts, Beaches-East York
Second Term Placement: MPP Michael Harris, Kitchener-Conestoga