Federal Council - British Columbianick@nickdickinsonwilde.ca
Hello fellow BC Greens - well Green Party of Canada members who reside in BC (although I hope you are also BC Green members). My name is Nick Dickinson-Wilde (he/him), I first became a member of the GPC when 15 - before we had any elected representation - and have never stopped being a GPC supporter. BC can have more federal Green seats again but it will take hard work.
Regardless of your stance on recent leadership issues, it was hard for members in BC. Making calls in the recent federal election - whether I was calling in Victoria, Nanaimo, Esquimalt Saanich Sooke or Cowichan Malahat Langford, I have never talked to so many disappointed Greens. Some sat the election out - very noticeably in the number of volunteers - and some voted for other parties.
We need to be reaching out and re-engaging former members and building our EDAs up with new members. That is in many cases a job best done by an EDA but as BC Rep I would be there to support and help.
Last election, I was the GPC Nomination contestant (paper only) for Cloverdale - Langley City. I'm also treasurer on my local EDA (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke) and have done calling and in person events in many ridings in the province.