Today, September 30, 2022 is National Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada, a Day to acknowledge the pain, trauma and inter-generational suffering by Indigenous children, families and communities, a result of colonization and specifically, the human ravages of the residential school system. To acknowledge this significant Day, I had the honour of attending two … Read more

  A group of councillors and candidates from municipalities across the province met on Sunday, September 25, 2022, to discuss issues related to development-industry donations for campaigns. Read in Global News: This has been a concern for many years, directly related to municipalities and their major role in land use decisions. While the province … Read more

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

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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