Monthly Archives: July 2022

A mass of emotions (July 24, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

Today finds me packing up to leave Ashcroft after a few days off – nearly a week!  We got here Tuesday, with John’s son and family visiting from Norway, so that includes our youngest grandson – four years old! Plus John’s oldest daughter and her teenaged children, his sister and her grown kids, and his youngest, Julia and my Cate, and our assorted dogs. Continue reading A mass of emotions (July 24, 2022)

Elizabeth May on Pender Island, Mayne Island and at Vancouver Pride

On Friday, July 29th, Elizabeth will be attending the Mosaic Arts & Culture Festival at Hope Bay on Pender Island (4301 Bedwell Harbour Road) to watch the Emerging Artists Showcase, which begins at 6:30 pm PDT, before the evening’s headliner, Leela Gilday at 8:00 pm.

On Saturday, July 30th, Elizabeth will attend the Mayne Island Farmers’ Market and the SGI Greens will have a table at the market.  If you live on Mayne Island or will be visiting the island that day, please stop by and say hello.

On Sunday, July 31st, Elizabeth will be walking with Interim Green Party Leader Amita Kuttner and local Greens in the Vancouver Pride Parade.  If you are in Vancouver, be sure to wave or say hello!  The parade starts at 12 noon.

Donating to the Saanich-Gulf Islands EDA or the Green Party of Canada?

July 2022

As you know, all parties and other non-profit organizations rely on donations to keep running.  Donors are the lifeblood of the GPC for sure, and we are providing this information because we have had some questions about different ways to donate, and donating to the Saanich-Gulf Islands Electoral District Association (the SGI EDA) vs the national party (GPC) – and what is the difference?

Here is an explanation of donation options, in the event that you are planning to make a donation this year, currently make donations,  or would like to learn more.  We want to make this as easy and clear as possible, and we thank you in advance for considering this… Continue reading Donating to the Saanich-Gulf Islands EDA or the Green Party of Canada?

Food Security: Growing Food Locally and Sustainably

Gardening with Gary and Nancy
July 2022

We were going to write an article on growing food in containers, but that will have to wait. We can’t ignore the crisis forming in global food distribution due to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Not only are farmers there not able to farm, but the food that is grown in Ukraine, “the breadbasket of Europe” is not able to be exported to those who are in desperate need of that food. Which brings us to the central issue of this article – growing and eating locally and in a sustainable manner. Okay, that is the topic for a book, not an article so this is a high-level synopsis. Continue reading Food Security: Growing Food Locally and Sustainably

A burbling mass of lethal goop (July 17, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

Sometimes people refer to the summer months as a “break” for parliamentarians. For most MP’s, we just keep working. This week I was busy getting our Green Party of Canada submission on Adaptation to the climate crisis finalized and submitted by Friday’s deadline, plus meeting constituents, listening to concerns of various groups I had not had time to meet when the House was in session, and an increasing number of in-person events – from welcoming to Victoria Rotary International’s new president (Canadian Jennifer Jones – first woman president in its 117 year history!) to the first award ceremony since before Covid for the amazing volunteers of the Beacon Community Services, to more Green Party work I will tell you more about later. Continue reading A burbling mass of lethal goop (July 17, 2022)

Over-heated political rhetoric (July 10, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

It has been a rough patch for the world, as bombs drop in Ukraine, Japan’s former PM is assassinated, people are slaughtered in Tigray, while closer to home, far too many news articles start with recent gun violence. I have been struck by how many describe incidents perpetrated by a “22-year old white man (men).” Whether in Highland Park, Illinois or the Copenhagen mall or here in Saanich, young men with guns seem to be turning dark thoughts of violence into deadly terror. Continue reading Over-heated political rhetoric (July 10, 2022)