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Campaign Blog -- Day 28

Monday, 31 Aug 2015 - Knocking on doors I am hearing a question I just cannot answer – “why are the other parties not talking about climate change?”  I cannot answer for them. It is surrealistic. All summer long we have...

Campaign blog - Day 27

Monday, 31 Aug 2015 - Today, as ferocious winds tore across Vancouver Island and the lower mainland, and huge downpours made a mockery of the months long drought, I thought of the devastation of Katrina. The lessons from...

Campaign Blog - Days 25 and 26

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 - My blogging fell by the way-side in the avalanche of activities on days 25 and 26 of the marathon election campaign. With town hall meetings in the evening, canvassing and traveling between ridings...

Campaign Blog – Day 24

Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 - We had a media-filled today with our statement on hydraulic fracturing. As with so many of the fossil fuel emitting projects on the table, fracking is not a job-creator. We can call this promise of...

Campaign Blog - Day 23

Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 - We had a great day launching our plan for a national housing strategy in Vancouver. A bunch of Green candidates and team headed over from Vancouver Island on the 7 am ferry as we had a training...

Campaign Blog - Day 22

Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 - Another day, another debate cancelled.  The “Up for Debate” coalition (including Amnesty International, Oxfam, YWCA, Native Women’s Association of Canada, Canadian Labour Congress, Council of...

Campaign Blog - Day 21

Monday, 24 Aug 2015 - Today I campaigned in three ridings on southern Vancouver Island. My own as well as in Cowichan Malahat Langford for Fran Hunt-Jinouchi and in Victoria with Jo-Ann Roberts. What a dynamic team. The...

Campaign Blog – Day 20

Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 - It’s hard to imagine the sloppiness of Conservative staff.  In the tight bubble around Stephen Harper every event is planned to the last detail... except for the announcement of $15 million to the...

Campaign Blog - Day 19

Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 - Earlier this week, I swore out my affidavit to the National Energy Board (NEB) to support the many reports and exhibits I was submitting to the Kinder Morgan hearings. The deadline was Thursday for...

Campaign Blog - Day 18

Friday, 21 Aug 2015 - The mainstream parties favour different forms of funding to childcare spaces. As Greens we support universal child care, reducing stress on families, supporting parents’ choices. We have a plan for...