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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Elected as a Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for the Constituency of Saanich South on May 12, 2009. New Democratic Opposition Critic for the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands. Raised on Quadra Island and has an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia. Extensive track record as a community leader, advocate and environmental activist.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wow! Only four days left....

I've knocked on thousands of doors in the last month and everything I've heard has shaped my views of what we need our government to do and what I can do to best serve the interests of Saanich South.

I'd like to send a message directly to the people of Saanich South: thank you for opening up to me and sharing your fears and hopes, your personal experiences in our hospitals and schools, your worries about the economy and our environment, and so much more. I know it is difficult to express your thoughts to a stranger who has jut knocked on your door. But I am happy that so many of you are no longer strangers - that you took the leap to share a little of your own experiences with me. Thank you also for listening to what I believe and for showing me such respect - even when we disagreed on one issue or another.

I am galvanized by the trust so many of you are showing in me. My commitment to you is that I will work as hard as I can to sustain public health care, quality education and a clean environment.

My legs are aching from walking all over Saanich South - but my spirits are high. I've never been more confident that we can win this race.

To my supporters: there is still much more to do! Please take some time in the next few days to talk to your friends and family who live in the riding and share with them why you are voting for me. This race is very close and every vote will make a big difference.

I also have a message for those who are planning to vote Green: In Saanich South on May 12, the reality is that the Green Party candidate cannot win. Voting for the Green Party in this riding will keep an organic farmer and environmental activist OUT of the legislature. Please support me so I can fight as an MLA for the causes that we believe in. Both the Conservation Voters of BC and Guy Dauncey have endorsed me. You can read about my background asn environmental activist and views on the environment by clicking here.

Below is the lastest campaign video message from the NDP. It sums up very well why we need a change.