Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Latest...

So we're beginning to get back into the swing of things after all the election excitement.

We had an officers' meeting last week and talks covered several key campaigns: 1) The Canadian Seafood Boycott is still doing well in the States. There are more grocers signing on and over 100 restaurants in D.C. alone; 2) The trapping by-law is moving ahead in Guelph and looks quite good; 3) The horse slaughter issue is hitting snags in the government regulatory bodies so we're strategizing about how to have the laws enforced; and 4) We're changing our party name (any suggestions are welcome).

And while all that is going on, we're preparing for five, yes FIVE, audits (one for each candidate and an extra for the Guelph by-election). And after those are done we get to look foward to yet another audit for the party in the new year. I think it's because we're only a few years old that this seems like a big ordeal; hopefully it'll become easier as we become more accustomed to these kinds of obligations. But if you're not careful, the mounds of paperwork can bury you!

It's well worth all the headache, though, if it means the animals and the environment benefit. We're making strides, small ones admittedly, but strides nonetheless. That's how change begins, and we're honoured to be part of the peaceful revolution.

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