Is Global Financial Equality Possible?

A question that fascinates me is whether or not global financial equity is even remotely achievable. Before that question can be answered, I think we need to take a look at what global financial equality looks like: Why does this matter? Because the world’s wealth is not-so-slowly being controlled by a small group of unelected… Continue reading Is Global Financial Equality Possible?

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Coquitlam’s Mayor Tries to Silence Constituents

In the lead-up to the 2022 municipal election, some Coquitlam residents were talking about a Tri-City News article that had disappeared, and making wild claims that the mayor of Coquitlam, Richard Stewart, had played some kind of role in the article’s removal. In response to these allegations, Nicola Spurling filed an FOI request, for all… Continue reading Coquitlam’s Mayor Tries to Silence Constituents

Who Are Coquitlam RCMP Accountable To?

April 13th, 2022, the Coquitlam RCMP blocked Nicola Spurling, on Twitter, after she shared the results of an Access to Information (ATI) request. In response to media inquiries about this action, which may constitute a Section 2 Charter violation, the Coquitlam RCMP lied about the reason for blocking Nicola on Twitter. They claimed she was… Continue reading Who Are Coquitlam RCMP Accountable To?

Influential Donations to Coquitlam Mayoral Candidates

Coquitlam’s mayor, Richard Stewart, and mayoral candidate, Adel Gamar, ran against each other during the 2018 election. The two are running against each other again now, in the 2022 municipal election. There was much talk of influential developer donations in the 2018 election, as there is in this election, however, Mayor Richard Stewart also raised… Continue reading Influential Donations to Coquitlam Mayoral Candidates

What’s Going on at Wildwood Park in Coquitlam?

Wildwood Mobile Home Park has become a topic of conversation in this election, due to residents calling on the City of Coquitlam to implement a ‘standards of maintenance’ bylaw, to ensure residents’ safety, as they struggle with the management practices of the current owner, so I decided to file an FOI request… Residents feel that… Continue reading What’s Going on at Wildwood Park in Coquitlam?

Coquitlam Candidates – Debate Recap

All-candidates debates can be long and boring, for those who are not extremely invested in local politics, and sometimes even for those who are. Instead of sitting through 2+ hours of talking, I’ve created a video that focuses on some of the major issues in Coquitlam, and I’ve compiled clips of candidates speaking to those… Continue reading Coquitlam Candidates – Debate Recap

Coquitlam Candidates – WHO ARE THEY???

Are you a Coquitlam resident who’s trying to figure out who to vote for in this election? You’ve come to the right place! Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out where political candidates are positioned on various issues, because they’re making vague promises in their platforms, they have limited time to speak at debates,… Continue reading Coquitlam Candidates – WHO ARE THEY???

Coquitlam’s Candidate Mail-Out: Help or Hinderance to Democracy?

Every municipal election, the City of Coquitlam sends an envelope to its residents. This envelope includes flyers for candidates running in the election. Many residents believe this mail-out includes flyers for all of the candidates, but, unfortunately, that’s not the case. The City of Coquitlam asks candidates whether or not they commit to the mail-out,… Continue reading Coquitlam’s Candidate Mail-Out: Help or Hinderance to Democracy?

The Politics Behind Rainbow Crosswalks

Have you ever wondered how a rainbow crosswalk gets approved? Does city council take the initiative? Do citizens just have to ask for it? Is there push-back? This is the process I went through, to get a rainbow crosswalk installed in Coquitlam: It all began when I posted on Facebook, expressing a desire for a… Continue reading The Politics Behind Rainbow Crosswalks