Community Leaders From Across Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca Endorse Randall Garrison
April 30th, 2011 - 2:00am
Elected officials, business leaders and environmental leaders from across the riding have endorsed Randall Garrison, NDP candidate for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca.
~ Jo Mitchell, District of Metchosin Councillor
"Randall Garrison is just the man we want representing our interests in Ottawa. He has a unique background, not only as a Councillor, but also as an Educator in Criminal Justice, and as an international human rights activist. He will bring a much needed fresh approach to our Federal Government. We in Metchosin are particularly grateful for his position on tanker traffic which is of great concern to our Island's coastal communities."
~ Andrew Britton, View Royal Town Councillor
“I am supporting Randall Garrison from the NDP to be my Member of Parliament because of Randall’s commitment to the people he serves, no matter who they are. He is hard working and has a lot of integrity.”
~ John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca
"Randall Garrison has a proven track record as an outstanding advocate for his community. He understands the unique and complex mix of rural and urban issues being faced by constituents in Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca. I have no doubt that Randall will work tirelessly as our Member of Parliament."
~Lana Popham, MLA Saanich South
"Randall has always shown a great understanding when it comes to our region. I am pleased to support a candidate who knows the direction that our community wants to go with issues like transportation. When elected, Randall will be my MP and that makes me proud."
~ Brian Emmett, Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
"Our biological consulting firm in Esquimalt provides support for sustainable fisheries and responsible management of our coastal environment. I have worked with Randall over many years and know we can trust him on these and other important sustainability and climate change issues in Ottawa."
~ Bob Phillips, School Board Trustee, SD 62
"Randall stands for thoughtful analysis and respectful relationships. He has a wealth of leadership experience: education, environmental concerns, international affairs, local community organizations and municipal government. When elected as our MP, he will go to Ottawa to speak for and serve the people of Esquimalt and Juan de Fuca."
~ Dean Murdock, Saanich Councillor
"It was my great pleasure to work with Randall to protect our coastal waters by calling for a ban on oil tankers. I am impressed by his commitment to the environment and the community he serves. As MP, he will be a tireless advocate for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca."
~ Meagan Brame, Esquimalt Councillor
"Randall Garrison is a man who actually listens to people. Whether they are young or old he treats them respectfully and helps them find the information they are looking for. Have we agreed on every issue? No, but he is always respectful and insightful in his arguments and never fails to bring new information for discussion. Randall will always stand up for the people in the Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca electoral area. I have seen him do it for our residents in Esquimalt and I know, when elected, he will continue to do that in Ottawa."
~ Maurine Karagianis, NDP MLA Esquimalt-Royal Roads
"I've worked with Randall for over 15 years. Whether on peace missions around the world or serving his community as a municipal councillor, he knows how to get things done. Randall would be a very effective MP for us in Ottawa."
~ Rob Fleming, NDP MLA Victoria Hillside
"Randall Garrison is rooted very deeply in this community. He does excellent work on Esquimalt Council. He's a representative that we can be proud of and he will be a very valuable addition to Jack Layton's team in Ottawa."
~ Alexandra Morton, fisheries biologist and wild salmon activist
“I believe that Randall Garrison will be a champion for wild salmon in the House of Commons. He is committed to protecting wild salmon and to getting the federal government back on the job of protecting and enhancing crucial wild salmon habitat.”