An Extraordinary Day in Vancouver
We’re in the midst of a whirlwind day here in Vancouver, British Columbia, full of press briefings, political networking and more press interviews. It’s all building to the Vancouver premiere of A Chemical Reaction — during a time when British Columbia is in the midst of a public comment period on whether or not the province should follow Ontario and Quebec with pesticides bans.
Among our meetings today was a stop at the office of Linda Reid, a leading member of the legislative assembly (MLA). Much like state representatives in the states, MLAs represent the views of their constituents in the legislative assembly, and take part in committees and debates on provincial legislation. She spoke highly in favor of the pesticide ban. As a mother of two, she said, it’s the only move that makes sense.
We’ll report back tonight or early tomorrow on the film screening. Turnout is expected to be in the hundreds. Here is a Canadian Cancer Society press release on the subject: http://www.cancer.ca/British%20Columbia-Yukon/About%20us/Media%20centre/BC-Media%20releases/Unprecedented%20coalition%20of%2018%20Health.aspx?sc_lang=en