I’m Seeking the Progress Vancouver nomination for Vancouver Council. Here’s why…

Vancouver needs people to want to stay here but over the last 12 years three municipal governments have struggled to bring results to make our Vancouver affordable.

The situation is so serious that there are 12,561 fewer under-18s in Vancouver than there were in 2010.

That’s why I’m seeking the nomination with Progress Vancouver for City Council: for a thriving Vancouver where people can actually afford to live.

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Chatting with IntraVenus – on SFU Radio CJSF 90.1

Threats from men with guns: Morgane Oger speaks to IntraVenus about running for public office and the consequences it brought, her foray into acting, and how she sees legislation going to protect us all from hatred in Canada – on CJSF 90.1 Simon Fraser University Continue reading Chatting with IntraVenus – on SFU Radio CJSF 90.1

Unholy alliances: Christy Clark's alliance with social conservative MLAs was too big a tent.

Proportional representation will flush out the extremists

People are asking me why I am so adamantly in support of proportional representation.  Like you, I have felt such disappointment, even outrage watching a minority of votes win government over and over again in our elections. I agree that 39% of the votes should get 39% of the seats in a legislature, and Pro Rep will give us that. However, there’s a more compelling reason I want to see Pro Rep used in BC… Continue reading “Proportional representation will flush out the extremists”

Things I’d love to see in a reinstated BC Human Rights Commission

The BC Human Rights Commission (BCHRC) was disbanded by the BC Liberal Government in 2002 and replaced with a Human Rights Tribunal amid complaints about a clogged system and public opinion that the Commission was handling outlandish cases such as the protection of transgender rights. It is being reinstated by the BC NDP Government in 2018.

BC needs an adequately–funded and accessible human rights commission which monitors problems and intervenes bindingly to address systemic issues at institutional, policy, and legislative levels. The commission would maintain and operate a low-barrier human rights tribunal for British Columbians to lodge complaints the commission has not already noticed.

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