Dear Editor

30 09 2015
I have just sent this letter to the editor to my local newspaper, Bruce Peninsula Press, and the Owen Sound Hub. Please consider making a pledge at and voting strategically to oust Harper. I’m anxiously awaiting my voting kit to vote by mail!

Dear editor,

Over the past nine months, I’ve been living outside of Canada. There is something about being abroad that brings you to reflect on what it means to be Canadian. In meeting and talking to people from around the world, naturally we discuss similarities and differences between our home countries. While I’m grateful for my Canadian citizenship and the freedoms it entails, my national pride dwindles as I think about the “achievements” of the Harper government over the past nine years. Read the rest of this entry »


An end to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline

30 04 2012

Why? I have visited the Great Bear Rainforest and it is one of the most magical places I have ever been! As convenient as it is to take an out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach to energy (as we usually like to do), it is not fair and we should no longer tolerate it. Also, there are alternatives. Use the Burrard Inlet, a route that is much safer, more easily accessible and already has tankers entering and exiting. In addition, why not refine the oil in Canada and export a finished product. Not only would we be creating more jobs domestically, but we would also be transporting a safer substance! Canadians have spoken loud and clear, so it is time for Enbridge shareholders to listen.

Spirit Bear standing in a river in the Great Bear RainforestFor the past year and a half, friend and fellow Quest student Magdalena Angel has been organizing and fundraising for the Great Bear Youth Paddle with both Quest students and youth from Hartley Bay to celebrate the land and say NO to the pipeline.