Svend Robinson swears he didn’t plan this ahead of time. He’s showing me a letter he just received from a 75-year-old woman in Black Diamond, Alberta, urging him to do whatever he can to ensure that the federal NDP addresses climate change as the emergency it is. Enclosed with the letter is a handwritten cheque for $20.
“That for me is exciting,” says Robinson, who turned 67 this spring, “that there are people out there who feel that sense of urgency, and we are the political movement that’s got to respond to that.”
Ethics Commissioner reveals that the Prime Minister acted inappropriately
January 16th, 2019
Thank you for coming this morning to this beautiful place across the street from the house I lived in as a boy in Burnaby several decades ago, and across the inlet from the Seymour part of the Burnaby North-Seymour riding.
The recent announcement by former long-time NDP MP and human rights advocate Svend Robinson that he is running in the upcoming federal election is refreshing.
On the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., Robinson told the media outside his childhood home in Burnaby North-Seymour that he has decided to come back for two key reasons: the inability of the Canadian government to deal with the issue of climate change, and the housing unaffordability faced by average Canadians.
He pointed out that the house where he spent his childhood is today worth $2.3 million and remains out of the common person’s reach.