Here is why Elizabeth was so excited about this year's convention:
"For each of those themes, we have speakers who will deliver the message of: First we face facts, then we come forward with the solutions, and we inspire and mobilize for those solutions.
"Time for the Truth on democracy is ALL about getting rid of FPTP -- Caroline Lucas's keynote will link FPTP and Brexit and the calamities of British politics. And the full plenary panel on Sunday is all about PR - with David Merner moderating New Zealand MP Gareth Hughes and our own Sonia Furstenau.
"On Time for the Truth about global corporate rule we have a plenary of Paul Manly's new doc on the Bilcon case with climate and featuring guest speaker and nationally acknowledged expert Gordon Laxer. That plenary will continue in a workshop as well as table talks to ensure a deeper understanding among Greens of the threats of ISDS and NAFTA.
"On climate, we have Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Tad Homer-Dixon....with a strong dose of reconciliation. Grand Chief Stewrt Philip has never spoken to a political party convention before. I am overwhelmed he accepted.
"Speaking of reconciliation, we will have two MC's... and they are both Indigenous women - Racelle Kooy and Lorraine Rekmans. Adam Olsen's keynote on wild salmon will also stress the indigenous world view - I think it will wake people up from other provinces to why wild salmon resonates so strongly in BC, but it will also inject an important message of respect for other species.
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