Monthly Archives: September 2015

I vote CBC!

I’ve received several letters from constituents who want funding restored to the CBC: Bob Jonkman Kitchener–Conestoga Green Party Like most Canadians, I value public broadcasting. Yet the current government has systematically attacked the CBC. After promising not to do so, … Continue reading

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I Support Digital Freedom

I’ve received many e-mail messages from people writing through OpenMedia’s web site asking me to support Digital Freedom, more than on any other issue. I’d send a reply to everyone, but all the messages came in with the same address … Continue reading

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My Interview on the CBC

The candidates in Kitchener–Conestoga were invited to a panel discussion at the local CBC station in downtown Kitchener today. We were all crowded into the small studio — Amanda Grant thinks it may have been the cosiest setup in the … Continue reading

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Promoting Participation in the Election

I received a call from a gentleman last week, asking for a sign. Happy to oblige! When I got there, I saw that he already had three signs for the other candidates on his lawn. He told me that his … Continue reading

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My Candidate Conversation at the Waterloo Region Food Bank

I was honoured to be asked to the Candidate Conversation held at the Waterloo Region Food Bank this morning. The conversation was definitely an eye-opener. The panelists provided us with lots of information about the Food Assistance Network, consisting of … Continue reading

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International Day of Democracy and Voting in Canada

Every year the United Nations marks the 15th of September as International Day of Democracy. From their website: Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Livable Income

This week, the Green Party of Canada released its election platform. In the plank on Strong Communities the plan to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality includes implementing a Guaranteed Livable Income. Canada has been in two recessions since the last … Continue reading

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My Interview on The Agriculture Show at @SoundFMca

On Tuesday, 1 September 2015 I was invited to be a guest on The Agriculture Show heard on CKMS-FM, 100.3 SoundFM. Jeff Stager is a great host, and put me right at ease. We talked about family, politics, and agricultural … Continue reading

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