Change from the inside

Despite my support for Elizabeth in 2011, this time I am voting for the NDP.

I was one of the many, of all political stripes, who supported Elizabeth May in 2011 federal election. That was then, this is now and the stakes provincially are different.

I have been an investigator, a researcher, a social worker, a community volunteer, a professor, a mom and now luckily a nana. I have used all this experience to help me decide where to put my vote this time.

I have decided, after talking to people who personally know the candidates and their work, to put my vote where it will make a difference.

I want us to: change the government; have our local issues heard, and; have a representative and a government that believe in looking after the environment, that know about the balance between raising money, having a strong economy and providing services and help to those who need and deserve it.

Despite my support for Elizabeth in 2011, this time I am voting for the NDP. I want my vote to count and an MLA can better make change from the inside than from the outside.

Barbara Whittington

Central Saanich