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    Campaign Blog - Day 49

    Blog | 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

    Blog | 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

    Blog | 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

    Blog | 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

    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. ...