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That week I also found time to canvass a few streets in Hants County where my focus was on finding out what issues were on the minds of voters. Without surprise the health care crisis was most frequently mentioned.
I also attended the New Green Deal Town Hall meeting at Acadia University on Wednesday June 19. Sponsored by Acadia's Department of Community Development there was at least 200 people in attendance, which once again shows how serious many people in the area take the climate change emergency. The meeting consisted mostly of people breaking into groups and discussing the priorities for a New Green Deal in Canada and locally.
On June 20, I attended a public information session on planning for growth in Port Williams. I had been invited by Meg Hodges, a member of council for the Municipality of the County of Kings, who also talked about the many issues facing communities like Port Williams that continue to grow, but must do so in a sustainable way while not encroaching on agricultral land.
Finally, on Saturday, I attended the Teddy Bear Jamboree in Falmouth, an annual event with a parade and a fair. I was attending as the father of the child attendent (Eve) of Queen Annapolisa (Chantel Peng) - but of course was also after the stuffed bear vote. Chantel, Eve, and the other leadership candidates bravely weathered the cold and misty morning atop an old pick-up truck in the parade (ahhh, the duties of royalty). I give these young women a lot of credit for making sure they fulfill what appears to be a really busy schedule!
Bottom: Leadership candidates and child attendants at the Teddy Bear Jamboree; Eve with a couple of the parade mascots!