This election, vote for the coast

This Election, Vote for the Coast

Sep 11, 2019 | Politics | 0 comments

All year I work with dedicated volunteers, who bravely take on tasks which initially may have been uncomfortable for them. I have watched people transform when speaking to their city councils for the first time, people holding their ground in a meeting with MLAs about climate change, and heard so many moving stories delivered to MPs about the Trans Mountain tanker and pipeline expansion project. We work hard all year to engage with elected officials and support the community members who are leading on issues of concern to the Salish Sea.

Are you registered to vote?

A federal election is now upon us. We each get to cast our vote and help decide who sits on the other side of the table from these dedicated volunteers. The issues at stake are more urgent than they’ve ever been. It’s no secret that our coast is struggling, and needs action on a host of issues. From the survival of the Southern Resident orca, to our prospects for meaningful climate action, to the fate of iconic salmon runs, this election will help determine the direction our region goes in for generations to come.

It’s vital that you take part. History is made by those who show up, so we need you to be there. Register to vote. Make sure your friends, colleagues, and neighbours are also registered. Ask your candidates what they will do for our coast. Cast your ballot, whether in advanced voting (October 11-14), by mail, or on election day, October 21st.

Thanks for being a part of building a healthy future for our region.

 

Anna Barford

Community Organizer , Georgia Strait Alliance

Blaney Questions Ongoing Policy On Ferry Vehicle Passengers

Blaney Questions Ongoing Policy On Ferry Vehicle Passengers

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has sent yet another letter to federal Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau about Transport Canada’s order prohibiting passengers from remaining in their vehicles during sailings if parked on a closed deck. The letter comes after it was reported that Transport Canada is reviewing over 1000 reports of passengers disobeying the order.

Only NDP MPs Will Bring In Pharmacare, Housing and Climate Action

Only NDP MPs Will Bring In Pharmacare, Housing and Climate Action

At a town hall meeting in Courtenay on Sunday evening, long-time New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen called on voters to unite around the NDP to stop an Andrew Scheer-led Conservative government – and bring universal pharmacare, affordable housing and a strong climate action plan to Vancouver Island.

“We have powerful and effective MPs in Rachel Blaney and Gord Johns,” said Cullen. “They have proven they can stop Conservatives, and they have proven they get things done for coastal communities.”

Person’s Day Lunch

Person’s Day Lunch

All Courtenay-Alberni and North Island Powell River candidates in the Oct 21federal
election will attend the 4th Annual Persons Day Lunch on October 18. Each first will
respond to a pre-question: “if elected, what would you do to reduce gender inequities in
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