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Campaign Day 6

Friday, 01 Apr 2011 - It doesn’t take long for the days to blur together.  The non-stop energy of a federal election campaign takes over normal life in the bat of an eye (not that my pre-writ life...

Leaders' Debate

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 - Yesterday, on Power Play with Don Martin,  I began, “déjà vu all over again.” Haven’t we been here before?  Didn’t the issue get resolved? Why did the Consortium say I could not be included in 2008...

Campaign – Day 3

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 - Well, you really know the incumbent is worried when the Prime Minister makes two trips to Saanich Gulf Islands in a month.  In February it was a re-announcement of $155...

Make History

Saturday, 26 Mar 2011 - There are a number of ways in which this election is historic.  It is the fourth election in seven years, but that doesn’t break a record (there were elections in 1962, 1963...

In Memoriam of Dan Yakimchuk

Friday, 25 Mar 2011 - I know people may be looking to this space expecting to see something about the election, and I will be writing lots about the election.  But another time.  A dear friend passed away. He was fearless...

“You win some, you lose some”

Friday, 11 Mar 2011 - That is how Prime Minister Stephen Harper responded to two rulings on one day that his government had breached parliamentary privilege -- “You win some, you lose some.” “Breaching Parliamentary...

Jim Travers

Friday, 04 Mar 2011 - The news of the death of Toronto star columnist, Jim Travers, is devastating. I couldn't believe it and kept hoping it was one of those false stories that would turn out to be wrong.I met Jim when he...

Remembering Kaila

Monday, 28 Feb 2011 - One year ago today, February 28, an extraordinary young woman died. She was one of my daughter’s best friends and was a big part of our lives.  Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her, and as...

Egypt

Sunday, 13 Feb 2011 - Great things have taken place in the life of a people.  Over less than three weeks, an unshakable 30 year regime was toppled.  It was toppled peacefully for the most part, although not without tragic...

The Saanich Office

Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 - Thanks to everyone for sending messages of concern and support in response to the destruction of our office in Saanich.  If you haven’t heard, a large truck lost control and plowed...