Posts Tagged: election

Warm Front Brings “Sunny Ways” to Ottawa

A new era of Canadian federal politics unfolded in Ottawa and across the country with the swearing in on November 4, 2015 of a second Trudeau Liberal government. Since election day, changes in tone, intent and leadership have been nothing less than groundbreaking.  While media and political pundits covering events called November 4 a day of “firsts,” Canadians also seemed to agree that something remarkable had occurred, culminating in a very different political atmosphere that has successfully engaged us like…

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The Art of Possibility

“Standard and social business practices are built on certain assumptions — shared understandings that have evolved from older beliefs and conditions.  And while circumstances may have changed since the start of these practices, their continued use tends to reconfirm the old beliefs.  For this reason, our daily practices feel right and true to us, regardless of whether they have evolved to keep up with the pace of change.  In just such a way, a business culture arises and perpetuates itself,…

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My Take on What’s Ahead for Oak Bay

I read with interest Mayor Nils Jensen’s “to do” list in the December 7th Times Colonist profile on his election win.  While many of the priorities sounded familiar to me (part of my own campaign platform), the following is a more complete list of what I believe Oak Bay’s Mayor should focus on during the first six to twelve months of this new Council term: work cooperatively on a proactive action plan with Mayors Helps and Atwell, for an Eastside…

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Legislative Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits

As a candidate in a local election, I was pleased to recently participate in phase one of the Legislative Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits online survey.  The work of this Committee is significant in my view and highlights my ongoing concern about local election campaign spending. In the last decade, I have observed that the costs of running local election campaigns have continued to escalate, to the point where campaign spending may now be a real barrier to…

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A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS

Thank you to over 2,000 Oak Bay residents who voted for me and supported me.  I had wonderful campaign volunteers and we worked hard to run a good race with integrity.  I will never forget all of the wonderful people who worked on my behalf and a special thank you goes to my wonderful sister who ran my campaign with such grace and enthusiasm. So where to go from here?  I plan to maintain this website as a forum for…

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