Intensity of campaigning the last 24 hours cut out my time to write even a brief blog. We left Saanich-Gulf Islands early yesterday for the 7:30 AM ferry to Mill Bay and the drive up island for a press conference on investor-state agreements and our plan to reduce the damage caused by Harper’s ratification of the Canada-China Investment Treaty. Since then we have had multiple events in Nanaimo and Vancouver. I write this from the middle seat, row 14, on the Air Canada flight to Toronto.
Highlights – At Berwick on the Lake I had dinner with two razor sharp ladies -- one 100, the other 102. I told them I would come back after the election to have a longer chat. “I hope I am still here,” said Marion with a smile.
Our town hall/rally in Nanaimo had an overflow-overflow crowd of somewhere between 900-1000 people. No one had ever seen anything like it in Nanaimo. Paul Manly was on fire. #fun.
At the Pan Pacific Hotel this morning, we launched our platform. It was a huge success. Our brilliant candidates were pumped. A round of media interviews and then made it to the plane.