THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

There is a lot of buzz currently about the 2022 municipal elections in the Capital Region, highlighting emerging slates and their candidates. Does this suggest a trend toward party politics, slates or block voting at the local level? Local media have done a good job of keeping voters across the region informed about candidates and … Read more

ENGAGING GRADE 4/5 WILLOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

97DEEA81-1DAF-4EDA-898E-9539B6A6FBD1 Kudos and thanks to Grade 4/5 teacher Ms. Leah Edgley, for requesting a short video from each of the Oak Bay Council candidates running in the current municipal election. I understand that the video will be used to engage and inform five classes of Willows’ students. Ms. Edgley took the time to contact each … Read more

THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT

    As my re-election campaign hums along, I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who has taken a sign, made a donation or stopped to chat with me while walking through our villages. I am gratified at the support and encouragement I am receiving and it means a great deal. Election … Read more

SECONDARY SUITES CLEAR THE LAST HURDLE

At the September 20, 2022 Council meeting, Oak Bay Council adopted bylaws to finally bring regulated secondary suites to Oak Bay. This issue has been on the radar in Oak Bay since 2006 so was long overdue for approval as a viable housing option. That there are already approximately 800 existing suites in the community … Read more

MY CAMPAIGN BROCHURE HERE

RE-ELECT CAIRINE GREEN For Oak Bay Council COMMITTED HARD WORKING EXPERIENCED “Strong local government should be a working partnership with the community it serves.” (Cairine Green, B.A., M.Ed.) A community is strong when its members are connected and included. While the past two years have tested our strength as a community and our ability to … Read more

IT’S A $IGN – Election Info.

If you would like an election sign, please email chrismarieash@gmail.com If you would like to make a donation to my campaign, please email patinoakbay@gmail.com Patricia Wilson is my Financial Agent. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

ALL CANDIDATES’ MEETINGS IN OAK BAY

All Candidates’ Meetings are a key part of our democratic system. Thank you to the all the people and organizations that take the time to organize and promote these important forums, ahead of the next municipal election on October 15, 2022. As a candidate in this election, I look forward to these opportunities to connect … Read more

WHY VOTING MATTERS

Oak Bay has always enjoyed a high level of voter participation for local municipal elections, with a consistent voter turn-out of well over a 55%. But have the last two and a half years of the pandemic and COVID taken a toll on public engagement? Will apathy overshadow voter participation and turn-out? I hope not. … Read more

COMMITTED, HARD WORKING AND EXPERIENCED

After giving it much serious thought and consideration, I am pleased to let you know that I will be running for re-election, for a Council seat in Oak Bay on October 15, 2022. My decision follows from the encouragement and support expressed by many wonderful people and I am grateful to them. The past term … Read more

What It Takes To Run

What does it take to run for public office? I am often asked this question and have put together what I think are some key factors in making such a decision. My perspective is based on years of experience working on the campaigns of others, on my own municipal campaigns and serving as a Councillor, … Read more

As the Council Term Comes to a Close

It’s hard to believe that we are in the last months of this four-year term, one of the most challenging I can recall. The pandemic was the primary factor and hollowed out the term when it came to public engagement, person-to-person interaction and community events. Council and staff found themselves moving to the online world … Read more

Close to Home

The current “housing shortage” in Greater Victoria continues to be a hot topic for all levels of government. In Oak Bay, for example, Mayor and Council want a housing plan and have already completed studies on housing needs and are completing public engagement on infill housing and nearing completion on secondary suites. This work has … Read more