Monthly Archives: June 2020

June 2020 SGI Newsletter

Welcome to the June Saanich-Gulf Islands Electoral District Association (SGI-EDA) Newsletter. As the pandemic continues and BC moves into Phase Two of response, politics at the local and federal levels has never been more important.  Our Green MPs continue to press the government to improve social and environmental accountability every day and crowds of people are protesting inequalities with greater zeal.

This issue features a message from Elizabeth, a guest article about local food production, as well as Firesmart information and some important Green Party updates.   Continue reading June 2020 SGI Newsletter

Systemic Racism (June 21, 2020)

Good Sunday Morning!

Happy Solstice! Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Happy Fathers’ Day!! Happy Longest Day of the Year!

It is my first full day home after a long shift in Ottawa, from June 1-18. The COVID-19 pandemic has been nearly over-shadowed these last few months by issues of racism and police violence. It is almost one month since the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed, handcuffed, innocent black man by the Minnesota police. The anger and cries for justice in the face of anti-Black racism have not lost momentum. On the contrary, Black Lives Matters protests have spread the message globally that racism must end. Continue reading Systemic Racism (June 21, 2020)