From doorstep conversations to all-candidate meetings to policy roundtables, Terry has spent the last 18 months taking the pulse of the people of Burnaby North – Seymour. What are people telling him?
“The environment is on almost everyone’s list of issues this election,” says Terry. The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is big on both sides of the riding and I understand that,” he says. “The pipeline goes right past our house on Inlet Drive. My wife Ravi and I are part of the community that will be affected by the outcome of the NEB review.”
As a Liberal candidate, Terry has spent hours talking about the issue and is passionate about explaining the Liberal Party position. “We believe the process needs to be changed. When affected communities and First Nations are not adequately consulted and projects do not meet the highest standards of safety and meeting community interests, the process must change – we will change it.”
The concern about the environment is broader than that. “We hear about climate change, we hear about the need for more public transportation as a way of getting our carbon emissions down, we hear about wanting to bring back scientists to help us deal with the issue, and about how to transition Canada’s economy through green technology,” says Terry. All these are part of a comprehensive Liberal policy platform that pulls together concern for the environment and the desire for a stronger economy into every position we have.”
That’s why anthropologist Wade Davis, noted author and one of Canada’s most authoritative voices on environmental issues is endorsing Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Green Plan.
“One of the first actions that Justin Trudeau will take as Prime Minister is to call the Premiers together, ask them to join him in Paris at the COP meeting and begin work together to build a serious national program committed to our environment. I am proud to support that commitment and be a part of that team,” says Terry.
– Team Terry