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Campaign Blog - Day 39

Friday, 11 Sep 2015 - ‎I flew to Toronto straight from our platform laun‎ch in Vancouver and spent all day today racing from one media interview to another. We had such a positive reaction to releasing a real plan with a...

Campaign Blog - Day 37 and 38

Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 - Intensity of campaigning the last 24 hours cut out my time to write even a brief blog.  We left Saanich-Gulf Islands early yesterday for the 7:30 AM ferry to Mill Bay and the drive up island for a...

Campaign Blog - Day 35

Monday, 07 Sep 2015 - Debate update. Saanich-Gulf Islands is the riding of lots of debates. Healthy democracy. High voter turn-out. In 2011 we had 13 All-Candidate Meetings. We are currently at 16 invitations locally. ...

Campaign Blog - Day 34

Sunday, 06 Sep 2015 - This weekend is my annual blast of meeting, greeting, hugging and chatting with the thousands of people who come to the Saanich Fall Fair. Selfies and Facebook postings scatter across Canada and by...

Campaign Blog - Day 32

Friday, 04 Sep 2015 - The day was dominated by the outrage across Canada over our failure to respond to the refugee crisis.  I have become friends with an amazing woman who lives just outside my riding, but I work for her...

Campaign Blog - Day 31

Thursday, 03 Sep 2015 - A story that needs more attention was published in iPolitics today. Reading it as we moved from a seniors home to local canvassing in Fredericton, I felt a sense of increasing shock. It may be hard...

Campaign Blog - Day 30

Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015 - A wonderful day campaigning in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. In Halifax, we held a press conference to release our position on Canada Post. It was interesting to hear from even some...

Campaign Blog - Day 29

Tuesday, 01 Sep 2015 - Fabulous rally tonight in Halifax. After spending the whole day on Air Canada flights from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia, we were greeted by a packed house! The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic was...

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...