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Campaign Blog - Day 35

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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...

Campaign Blog - Days 25 and 26

Blog | Saturday, 29 Aug 2015
My blogging fell by the way-side in the avalanche of activities on days 25 and 26 of the marathon election campaign. With town hall meetings in the evening, canvassing and traveling between ridings...

Campaign Blog – Day 24

Blog | Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
We had a media-filled today with our statement on hydraulic fracturing. As with so many of the fossil fuel emitting projects on the table, fracking is not a job-creator. We can call this promise of...