Time to Ban Conversion Therapy in BC

There is no credible scientific evidence indicating that someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity can be changed, and attempts made to force someone to live contrary to their sexual orientation or gender identity are abusive and trauma-inducing.  There is no place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, as… Continue reading Time to Ban Conversion Therapy in BC

Politicians Should Denounce Taxpayer-Subsidized Organizations Fighting Human Rights.

Politicians at every level should denounce taxpayer-subsidized organizations fighting human rights. September 12th, Westwood Community Church in Coquitlam permitted Culture Guard, a group that seeks to remove LGBTQ2+ rights, to host an event on their premises.  While folks may or may not agree with providing churches tax exemption status, surely we can agree that this… Continue reading Politicians Should Denounce Taxpayer-Subsidized Organizations Fighting Human Rights.

Buying a Mountain’s Worth of Political Influence?

British Columbia has been referred to as “the wild west of politics” for our relaxed regulations regarding campaign donations. Two main issues for residents of Coquitlam surround developer donations to Coquitlam council, and the controversial Burke Mountain expansion. Digging into political donations to Coquitlam councillors, I came across a troubling trend: the majority of donations to… Continue reading Buying a Mountain’s Worth of Political Influence?