John Percy is the current leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia. His political involvement started in high school as a volunteer for the Liberals. In the past he also volunteered for Joe Clark's federal campaign. He was a candidate for Member of Parliament in Sackville—Eastern Shore in the 2011 Canadian federal election. He also ran in the 2009 Nova Scotia provincial election in Richmond and a 2010 provincial by-election in Yarmouth. He holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Toronto.