Welcome to the 2011 federal election . An election far too soon, and the result of the disgraceful conduct of the conservative party in parliament, and a parliament that does not understand that its role is to govern for all Canadians and not this culture of corrosive self interest.
Canadians have had enough.
Canadians are waking up to the reality that big change is needed.
I will be campaigning in this election on a platform of:
· A sustainable community for Orleans
· Responsible and honest government
· Rebuilding our international reputation for peace and human values
It is time for accountability. In this election I intend to engage in dialogue on:
What a sustainable community means to us. To quote Margret Wheatley “There is no power greater for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about”. This is about how we can work together for a transit system that meets our needs, for local jobs, for the wellbeing of families.
What a responsible government means to us. It means above all ethics and integrity and accountability. It means respect for democracy. It means a new politics of cooperation, compromise, courtesy and collaboration. It means building an economy that has a future. Why were we one of the last countries to approve the UN declaration of Indigenous rights, and then to marginalize it? This is about respect for First Nations and Canadians.
What our international reputation for peace means to us. We need to regain our reputation for leadership and taking our place in the international community in a way that we can be proud. The massive erosion of our reputation as good international citizens is disgraceful. What are we doing in Libya and Afghanistan? Are we doing the right things? The loss of the Security Council seat is a massive international statement of the lack of trust the global community now has of us. We are criticized for obstructing global environmental initiatives. This is unbelievable and not who we are as Canadians.
We believe that if parliament can get the ethics right, then all other issues have a great chance of being dealt with fairly andrespectful of the highest human values. My goal is to meet people and listen and engage the hard questions. I will engage heavily through my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube . All of these will be are accessible through my website.
I look forward to meeting you on the campaign. Please don’t hesitate to contact me any time.
Tel: 613.841.9216 Cell: 613.866.2503