31 days 'til election - "Agruably Unwinnable"
This campaign is yet another story of the underdog trying to get his voice heard. In Wednesday's Province, Ian Austin put it lightly by mentioning that I fight an "arguably unwinnable battle". At least he said "arguably".
This afternoon I had the opportunity to sit down with Epoch magazine's Jason Wang to talk about opportunities to get my message out. The magazine is a non-profit organization that is trying to raise awareness of human rights issues in China and throughout the world. What I was really impressed with was Jason's passion for his paper and his willingness to volunteer to get his voice heard. We are very lucky to live in a nation where people are allowed to voice their opinions.
This respect for each individuals voice is what I will work to protect by changing our electoral system to be proportionally representative. It's unfortunate that under our current electoral system, citizens feel that they have to vote for a party they don't particularily like just so that the party they fear doesn't get into power. We have to all work together and vote for what we believe if we want democracy to work in Canada.