One of my favourite things to do is knock on doors. With no cameras and no podiums to make stump speeches, I get to have the most raw, honest, and amazing conversations with the people who live here.
I’ll admit when I first started I wasn’t that excited about knocking on doors. Every time I went to a door I was asking someone for their vote. It didn’t quite feel right, but over the years I changed my tune. I stopped asking for their vote and started asking what I could do for them, because it’s about them. It’s about what issues are holding them back and what issues are holding our communities back.
My constituents have elected me to speak for them at City Hall. They are relying on me to find out the facts and propose solutions from the issues they share. That’s what leaders are supposed to do: propose solutions, but first we must listen. I have been listening, and I will continue to work toward these solutions.