Matthew strongly believes that Engineers should play a greater role in politics, due to their vast technical knowledge and problem solving ability. He is passionate about having the Engineering voice heard in Canadian politics both on a local and federal level. On multiple occasions throughout his career so far, Matthew has had the opportunity to meet with many different members of both federal and provincial government to talk about issues that matter most to him, such as engineering policy, environmental sustainability, and international development finance.
Through 2016-2018, Matthew volunteered on the Federal Youth Council within his riding of Whitby Ontario. The council is a non-partisan group of students and graduates who meet frequently with the local member of parliament to discuss issues that are most important to them. He joined the council when it was first formed by MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, and served as a Co-Chair member for a year.