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Campaign Blog - Day 42

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

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...