For those of you who didn't have the time to read my 5 blogs on the BC Election, I have done a quick chart comparing the 7 issues that I mentioned in my first blog and other items of note. Better to read the entire analysis of each platform, but for those of you who are too busy, here is quick snapshot of the issues as I see them.
The Green Party has become a going concern in BC and has attracted many quality candidates like Andrew Weaver and has a reputable First Nations Candidate Adam Olsen in the Saanich North and the Islands riding.
NDP have good Principles for First Nations, but what will the action be?
I wanted to take a look at what the political parties are saying about indigenous peoples in BC. I thought I would start with the BC Liberals. The Liberals platform can be found at files.flipsnack.com/iframe/embed.html
Day 2 of the BC Election.
BC is now officially in campaign mode. Who will be the next Premier and lead this province for the next 4 years? NDP has been ahead in the polls, political pundits like Vaughn Palmer says that it is not in the bag yet. Hard to imagine the Liberals in for a 4th term but in an election anything is possible.
My Daughter Alana Sayers wrote this poem. It really touched me when I read it and I asked her if I could put it on my blog for International Women's day:
WHY ISN'T 600 ENOUGH FOR YOU?
International Women’s day is a day to honour women around this world. Woman should be honoured and respected every day of the year but on this particular day you can go out of your way to do something good for the women in your life, and/or to support a cause involving women like the Indigenous Missing and Murdered Women call for a National Inquiry.
Yesterday, I was preparing to go the Victoria, IdleNoMore Rally and March being put on by the Native Student Union of UVIC and the First Nations Student Assocation of Camosun College when these words came to me and I quickly typed them into my Iphone and wanted to share them here...
The beat of the drum calls me
We are living in turbulent times and #IdleNoMore is a large part of that!
“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser” - Socrates