Author: calvin

Thank you for volunteering!
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Thank you for volunteering!

Thank you for volunteering!   Many of you have volunteered for years for the Green Party and other great causes. Thank you for your service to our communities, our country, and our planet!    I’ve been fortunate enough to volunteer on many federal, provincial, and municipal campaigns, for environmental organizations like The Land Conservancy of BC and Habitat...

Transforming Canada: A Human Rights Story
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Transforming Canada: A Human Rights Story

Human rights and Indigenous rights have been a big part of my professional career. For four years I led the development of human rights policy and operations at the BC Ministry of Attorney General.  There, my team transformed the delivery of human rights services in British Columbia and launched a new BC Human Rights Commission....

Using Green Party values to guide our decisions and actions
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Using Green Party values to guide our decisions and actions

During the listening part of my leadership campaign, I have heard a number of great ideas and interesting stories from Green Party members all across the country. One of those stories comes from the 2007 Ontario provincial election. I’ll let James O’Grady, the Director of Campaign Communications for the Green Party of Ontario in 2007,...

Newsletter 1 – Canada Day
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Newsletter 1 – Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! In Saanich BC, we will be spending Canada Day in quarantine.  My youngest daughter returned from a Rotary exchange in Finland last week, so we are all self-isolating at home. Many of us are facing the most unusual Canada Day in our life times, complete with self-isolating, social distancing, mask-wearing, and uncertainties about...