Day 58 of Election 42

So I’m not doing so well on the federal leader’s debates lately; I haven’t been able to watch any of the last three debates. I was especially looking forward to the Munk debate tonight on Canadian foreign policy. Unfortunately, tasks in the campaign office took over. (I’m not saying that my day is half as busy as others, but it was one of those days where it just seemed like the more I tried to do, the less I accomplished. Those days are frustrating.)

Here’s a small recap of my day:

  • MoZap bannersrning meeting with Jim to go over some responses for a media survey; my transcription skills came in handy for this task!
  • Pick up some items at our head office for upcoming events (we finally got our ‘zap’ banners, which is so exciting!)
  • Pick up t-shirts we ordered for our campaign team
  • Office work
  • Help get the evening canvass out – which ended up being around 20 people!
  • Extreme photocopying
  • 9 pm conference call
  • This blog post (can’t believe that I’ve made it 58 days straight!)

It’s going to be a busy couple of days for the campaign this week, as there are 2 community debates, a debate hosted by a local high school, and a question and answer period at another high school. We’re also planning a volunteer appreciation bbq this Saturday to thank the hundreds of volunteers that have committed to getting Jim Carr elected in Winnipeg South Centre. We have 21 days left and we need to keep that momentum going. Having an informal event like a bbq to just bring your volunteers together and say thank you is a great way to keep that energy there.

If you were like me and didn’t have a chance to see the Munk debate tonight, here is just one of the many clips that you need to watch. This is a segment on Bill C-24, which is the “Citizenship Bill” which talks about stripping people of their Canadian citizenships. This question was asked at a town hall in Winnipeg in July, and I loved the answer then.

“You devalue the citizenship of every Canadian in this place and in this country when you break down and make it conditional for anybody.” Justin Trudeau


About Dani K

Passionate young professional with a commitment to positive change. Partisan politico. Sometimes runner.
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