Murray Rankin part 1
I’ve been meaning to write about Murray Rankin for some time. He is a candidate for the NDP nomination in Victoria, along with Ben Isitt, Charlie Beresford and Elizabeth Cull. I feel tepid commenting, because I don’t live in the riding, yet I’m so impressed with his candidacy.
His work on privacy and freedom of information legislation has changed this country for the better. These topics have always been important to me. FOI is one few tools Joe and Jane Citizen can use to encourage all levels of government to become more transparent and accountable. I look around and I see so many public interest stories in the media as a result of FOI access requests.
There is not a lot of money in this kind of work so it’s clear that Murray did it for the right reasons. His heart is in the right place.