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Chamber of Commerce All-Candidate Debate in Elmira

You’ll find more photos in Laurel’s Flickr album. The entire debate is on video at Kitchener-Conestoga Federal Candidate Forum on YouTube. (All photos are CC BY)

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Unequal Wealth Distribution

One of several questions from Jesse Bauman, editor of The Community Edition: Wealth is very unequally distributed in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, the average net worth of the top 20 per cent of families (sorted by income group) rose … Continue reading

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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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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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A Strategic Vote Is A Wasted Vote

On Facebook, Gary Dale comments Time for the Green Party supporters to vote strategically to change the game. No, Gary, it’s time for Green supporters to vote for the candidate who will best represent them. Strategic voting doesn’t work — … Continue reading

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