Dr. David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, will be joining Brenda Sayers, Green Party candidate for North Island – Powell River for a one-of-a-kind town hall event titled “What Kind of Canada do We Want?”
“I really respect the work that Brenda did on the Canada-China FIPA and I have followed her work on the national stage,” said Suzuki, referring to Sayers’ role as the Hupacasath Nation’s portfolio holder for the Canada China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) court challenge against the federal government.
“I am honoured to be joined by Dr. David Suzuki, who has inspired me and many others with his lifelong, tireless efforts on protecting the environment. He has challenged all of us to change our behaviours in this generation for the benefit of future generations.” stated Sayers.
The Suzuki/Sayers town hall will be taking place on Thursday, August 20th at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River from 7pm-9pm. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Dr. David Suzuki and Brenda Sayers questions, and engage in a dialogue about the kind of Canada that we want for ourselves, our children, and our grand-children.
This event is not to be missed as individuals across the North Island – Powell River riding think about how they will vote in the upcoming federal election. Dr. David Suzuki and Brenda Sayers want to make a difference in this election. Political eyes will be on this event as key ballot box issues are explored.
I have admired both David and Brenda for work they have done in the past.However, in this riding, the conservatives are cheering about this meeting since it will help them win the narrow vote needed to defeat the NDP here where the Greens do not have a chance.Very sad. Please check out the voting history in each riding as well as the polls indicating who has the best chance to defeat the Cons. The best way to support the Greens in the long run is to vote for the NDP who has committed to bring in pro rep.
The concept of vote-splitting is often used to incite fear amongst voters.
We encourage Canadians to feel free to vote based on hope and in a way that is consistent with their values.
The greater problem is vote-abandonment, as over 21,800 people (or 36% of the population) did not vote in the riding during the 2011 election.
Where Green Party candidates win, there is high voter turnout across the board. Green voters come from across the political spectrum (right, middle, and left), and are often those that never (or rarely) vote.
My mother in law and I, both volunteers for the North Island – Power River Green Party, said to each other “Wouldn’t it be cool if David Suzuki would get involved in the Green Party here!” And our vision came true!! Awesome!! We are looking forward to this meeting!
So I owe you the thanks! Power of intent! Thank you Mandy. Will you be able to help out on the 20th? And I am sorry I missed you tonight. I am at the Campbell River office tomorrow from 4-6:30 tomorrow if you can drop by. I would love to see you and your mother in law.
Thank you David and thank you Brenda! Your leadership will make Vancouver Island much more environmentally sustainable and the HOUSE OF COMMONS more GREEN. O Canada, with glowing heart, we work for changes in federal policies!