I am an east coast import, a singer, a crafter, an activist, a bike
punk. I am passionate about many things including building community,
food politics, poverty issues, cycling, and queer politics. I have spent
many years working with various activist groups, was a member of the
HaliRads, and have done a great deal of cooking and organizing with
Food Not Bombs in Halifax and Toronto.
Why are you running?
I grew up just outside of the "largest" city in the Maritimes.
A place where you can swim in any of hundreds of lakes, but the city's
raw sewage flows directly into the harbour. A place where they have
one of the country's first and best recycling programs but all the people
drive everywhere. I learned a lot about how the world works living in
Halifax, and have learned even more since moving to Toronto. We need
to rid ourselves of the self-righteous attitude that is taking over
most of North America and work for everyone – our friends, our
neighbours, our communities – including those that are generally
left behind. I specifically want to take action in Toronto to improve
our waste-management and demanding zero waste by 2020, and to also improve
our quickly deteriorating Bike Plan.
What should a City Councillor be?
I believe that we need to take action to make our city's/cities' politics
accessible. The people who represent us should be real people who live
in this city with us; people who understand the ways in which this city
works and the ways in which it doesn't. A city councilor should be proud
of her city, but also be able to see the potential for change and improvement.
am always willing to listen. I knit like a fiend. I make a wicked vegan
We need new leaders.