Mair, Gillis bringing common sense to Kelowna

Rivers, hydro bills, oil tankers, democracy—these are the subjects of a rousing tour of B.C. this year led by Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis.

Gillis and Mair are founders of a new online journal called The Common Sense Canadian, created to provide a voice for the public and the environment.

As part of a speaking tour that reaches some 30 communities around the province, Mair and Gillis  will appear in Kelowna on Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m., at First United Church in downtown Kelowna.

The event is co-sponsored by the Kelowna chapter of the Council of Canadians and Citizens for Public Power.

The townhall meeting will feature Gillis’ new short documentary on the proposed Enbridge pipeline to B.C.’s North Coast, called Oil In Eden, and a keynote speech by Mair, a former provincial government cabinet minister under former premier Bill Bennett’s Social Credit government and a now retired long-time Vancouver radio talk show host.

The two will also take questions from the audience.

The tour is designed to inform and empower British Columbians.

“These aren’t matters of left and right, but of right and wrong,” Mair said.

“It’s time for Common Sense Canadians to band together—through our own media and community organizing—to address our greatest challenges: Protecting our environment and democracy.

“We can be the generation that lost B.C., or together we can be the one that saved it.”


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