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Campaign Blog - E-Day minus 23

Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 - Counting the number of days of a very long campaign now seems less relevant than reversing to a count-down to Election Day. 23 days to go! It is such a relief to be back home in British Columbia. I...

Campaign Blog - Day 56

Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 - Sorry blog readers. I am just coming up for air after a solid 2 days of Montreal media and prep for the leaders debate. I had to keep my head in french. I didn't even want to write a blog. And I was...

Campaign Blog - Day 49

Monday, 21 Sep 2015 - Canvassing on a Sunday afternoon on Salt Spring Island is as good as a day at the gym. Lot of healthy jogs up and down long driveways. Thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers we managed to cover a...

Campaign Blog - Day 47

Saturday, 19 Sep 2015 - What on earth was that word Stephen Harper slipped in to the Globe debate last night?  “Old stock Canadians”?  It became a theme on the campaign trail today.   Knocking on doors, people asked me if I...

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...