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Why it matters to appoint a Cabinet with gender balance

Blog | Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015
I don’t know about you, but I have been astonished at the many media pundits who question Justin Trudeau’s decision to appoint a Cabinet with gender parity. The CBC panel on November 1 with Walrus...

Fixing What Harper Broke - Part Two

Blog | Monday, 02 Nov 2015
Fixing What Harper Broke – Part Two The first “to-do” list focussed on changes to policy and legislation brought in under the Harper administration. But the damage was not confined to omnibus laws...

Fixing What Harper Broke: a to-do list for the incoming Government

Blog | Thursday, 29 Oct 2015
We need a stock-taking. A “to-do” list. Some of what the Harper administration broke will be easy to fix; much will be very hard indeed. What we must do is insist the damage be reversed. There is an...

Campaign Blog - 2 days to go!

Blog | Saturday, 17 Oct 2015
For the last 75 days I have been put on the defensive. Facing an onslaught of "strategic voting" mania. I have talked about how we actually favour cooperation, how we asked the Liberals and the NDP...

Campaign Blog – 11 days till Harper is gone

Blog | Thursday, 08 Oct 2015
Well, he won’t be “gone.”  Stephen Harper will (I hope) go on to a long and tranquil retirement.  He will (just a guess) enjoy time on the board of Barrick Gold or maybe Encana (likely both). In the...

Campaign Blog - E-Day minus 17

Blog | Saturday, 03 Oct 2015
When I started attacking the "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" in the House this spring, I knew it was a campaign tactic masquerading as legislation.  I knew it had nothing to do...

Campaign Blog - E-Day minus 20

Blog | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015
The news broke today that there are now more Canadians over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 15. It was appropriate that I spoke at a local debate in Saanich Gulf Islands hosted by the...

Campaign Blog - E-Day minus 22

Blog | Monday, 28 Sep 2015
I had a full day of campaigning Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. Along the way, news reached me of the NDP climate announcement. It underscores again why I want to run as a Green rather than with a...

Campaign Blog - E-Day minus 23

Blog | 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

Blog | 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...