Politics

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
Canada”?

Veterans Affairs Commentary

Rachel Blaney, NDP Critic for Veterans Affairs, is again disappointed in Veterans Affairs Canada’s (VAC) treatment of past Canadian Forces members. “I haven’t held this portfolio for very long, and I’m already seeing a very concerning pattern with regards to how our veterans are treated by their government.”

In the Footsteps of a Long Line of Matriarchs

Former justice minister and attorney general Puglaas, Jody Wilson-Raybould, closed her comments before the House of Commons justice committee on Wednesday, February 27th, with a powerful statement that reverberated across social media

Budget 2019 Rachel Blaney Media Statement

Member of Parliament for North Island – Powell River Rachel Blaney is happy to see some things included in the latest federal budget, and disappointed that others were not. Blaney was pleased to see that seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement and working at the same time will have a higher income threshold before having their benefit suspended. However they will have to wait another year and a half for this change to take place.

Veterans Affairs Commentary

Veterans Affairs Commentary

Rachel Blaney, NDP Critic for Veterans Affairs, is again disappointed in Veterans Affairs Canada’s (VAC) treatment of past Canadian Forces members. “I haven’t held this portfolio for very long, and I’m already seeing a very concerning pattern with regards to how our veterans are treated by their government.”

In the Footsteps of a Long Line of Matriarchs

In the Footsteps of a Long Line of Matriarchs

Former justice minister and attorney general Puglaas, Jody Wilson-Raybould, closed her comments before the House of Commons justice committee on Wednesday, February 27th, with a powerful statement that reverberated across social media

Budget 2019 Rachel Blaney Media Statement

Budget 2019 Rachel Blaney Media Statement

Member of Parliament for North Island – Powell River Rachel Blaney is happy to see some things included in the latest federal budget, and disappointed that others were not. Blaney was pleased to see that seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement and working at the same time will have a higher income threshold before having their benefit suspended. However they will have to wait another year and a half for this change to take place.

Kishi seeks re- election to Cumberland Council

Kishi seeks re- election to Cumberland Council

Roger Kishi is seeking re- election to Cumberland Council in the local government elections on October 20, 2018. Kishi was first elected to Cumberland Council in November 2011, and re- elected in November 2014.
“I look forward to continuing to serve the residents of Cumberland on Council,” says Kishi. “I believe that my experience, knowledge and commitment can serve the Village in to the future.”

MP Johns Invites Public to Discuss Solutions for Affordable Housing

MP Johns Invites Public to Discuss Solutions for Affordable Housing

COURTENAY – MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) has invited local residents to join him and local housing advocates for a public discussion on solutions for affordable housing at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave, on Wednesday, Sept 5 at 7:00pm.

“In Courtenay-Alberni, one out of every four people struggle to afford a place to call home, and that’s far too many,” said Johns.

Your Values, Your Choice, Your Guide to the Referendum

Your Values, Your Choice, Your Guide to the Referendum

Do you want more information about BC’s referendum that will be coming to your mailbox this fall? Do you want to clarify your own position about the choices? Or are you just plain confused?

Here’s your opportunity to clear up all the buzz around this electoral reform referendum.

The Trickle-Up Effect

The Trickle-Up Effect

As a child of the sixties, I remember the significant role regular people played, who mobilized at the grassroots, in changing the course of history. Think Canadian efforts in the Peace Movement, the Women’s Movement, and the Environmental Movement.

Some big names and well-known faces are associated with each movement, but, we now think of as movements would have been nothing but blips on the historical screen without the discontent, the righteous indignation and the lay-their-freedom-on-the-line action of the nameless and faceless many.

What Are These Guys So Afraid Of?

What Are These Guys So Afraid Of?

Last Saturday at Courtenay’s Downtown Market Days, I was out in the crowd talking with various people about proportional representation and handing them a half-page information sheet.

Some people stopped to talk. They wanted more information.

Others walked right by and said they had already made up their minds. That’s fine.

Still others saw me coming and changed their destination enough to avoid me. That’s fine, too.

Damming the Peace book tour

Damming the Peace book tour

The Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians welcomes agrologist and author Wendy Holm to Courtenay on Wednesday, July 11, to discuss her latest and critically acclaimed book, Damming the Peace – The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam.

Challenging a Colonial Inheritance

Challenging a Colonial Inheritance

While instructing at North Island College in Courtenay, I was assigned to teach an English 115, which is that basic composition class that all entering first-year students must take. The English Department encouraged instructors to create themes for those classes.

Murakami throws hat in ring

Murakami throws hat in ring

Murakami’s newest venture is running for council for the City of Courtenay. She’s looking forward to applying the skills she learned as a social worker, a safety advisor and a quality assurance consultant for long-term care for the benefit of the city.