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Campaign Blog - Day 44

Friday, 18 Sep 2015 - Well, that was fun.  We had a busy day -- our press conference on economy and jobs, a fun filled time with students at UVic club days, an interview with Don Martin and CTV Power Play and then the #...

Campaign Blog - Day 43

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 - A great day in Guelph as we campaigned with one of our strongest candidates in Canada -  former Commissioner of Environment for the Province of Ontario, Gord Miller. After a long flight and the drive...

Campaign Blog - Day 42

Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 - In a normal election period, the writ would have just dropped and we would be off to the races. Instead we have been campaigning since August 2nd. Today was my first all candidates meeting co-...

Campaign Blog - Day 41

Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 - Today I celebrated with the biggest pride parade in Saanich-Gulf Islands, and the third biggest in British Columbia.  On tiny Salt Spring Island, population 10,000, we have an annual Pride Parade...

Campaign Blog - Day 40

Saturday, 12 Sep 2015 - The experience of the Mansbridge One on One is always fun for me. Maybe I am too relaxed about these things. I enjoy Peter Mansbridge and his conversational interview style.  In hindsight I wish he'd...

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...