One of the things we talked about in last October’s election was the need to open up more channels so that you and I could stay in touch, share ideas and solve problems. Now, we’re taking a unique step to make that happen, as we become the first Riding in Canada to adopt PlaceSpeak.
It’s an easy and innovative way to join the conversation on important things right here at home and on the big issues that matter to our whole country. Here is how it works:
With PlaceSpeak, you or I can open up a discussion and share our thoughts right across Canada, or only here in Fleetwood Port Kells. With it, we can even focus on issues that are happening just in your neighbourhood. You can share your thoughts with me or you can get conversations going with your neighbours.
When I know I’m hearing only from residents of Fleetwood -Port Kells, I can be sure that I’m representing the views of people right here at home.
Lots of people in our riding have already subscribed to PlaceSpeak and have had their say on a wide variety of topics. If you’re one of them, I hope you choose to follow our conversations.
If you’re not using PlaceSpeak yet, it’s easy to join. It’s free, it’s open, it’s respectful and, most importantly, it safeguards your identity and personal information. It was deliberately designed to do all of these things.
The objective of this service is to encourage greater participation in our representative democracy, for you to make your voice heard.
Our first topic, as a form of introduction, is rather open. I am asking the question: “How are we doing so far?” We’ve had a major budget and some important items like our role in the Middle East and medical assisted dying.
Have we thought about the right things? Is there something you think we should have done differently? I’m open to hear what you want to say.
And I can guarantee that every bit of input I receive from you and your neighbours will find its way into the discussions our BC Liberals are having in Ottawa.
I’m looking forward to hearing from all of you about how I can serve you better, because, we absolutely believe what we said in the campaign: better is always possible.
Thanks! Let’s stay in touch.