Legalize, not Glamorize

Legalize, not Glamorize

On October 17, just days before the municipal elections in BC, Canada will be facing a very new economic and social landscape. This June, the Federal government announced legislation to legalize cannabis from coast to coast, making it just the second country in the...
Reconciliation – beyond the land address

Reconciliation – beyond the land address

Before I start, I would like to acknowledge my status as a settler on Turtle Island. My ancestors arrived from Ireland and Scotland 9 and 7 generations ago and have been implicit in the occupation of unceded, First Nations, Metis and Inuit territory. I have been...
Green Pride

Green Pride

While this year’s Pride season has drawn to a close, the fight for inclusivity and diversity continues for advocates and activists. As a politician, the topic of Pride has been something I’ve been wrestling with for the last couple of years. Leading up to this year’s...
As the final votes are tallied…

As the final votes are tallied…

It has been quite the interesting election season for the Coquitlam Burke Mountain riding! Weeks after the election, we still don’t know for certain just who is going to sit as our new MLA, though we can be certain it didn’t turn Green this time. There has...

The Writ has Dropped!

It’s campaign time folks! Nearly a week in and I’ve had hundreds of flyers delivered, and thanks to the hard work of some committed volunteers, it’s looking like a great start to the election season in Coquitlam Burke Mountain! With crunch time on,...
Global Greens Congress (I’m back!)

Global Greens Congress (I’m back!)

What an experience! Global Greens Congress was by far the most confirming experience of my life. I always knew that the Green Party was the only international party, but to see it in action with representatives from 103 different countries brought it front and center....