I envision a world that welcomes and appreciates the diversity of all people, where everyone is respected and accepted.
I see a world where everyone has something of value to offer to the human experience. Welcoming and appreciating people means offering acceptance, understanding, and belonging. The concept of diversity encompasses people of all races and ethnicities, people of all genders and sexual identities, people of all age groups, people of all provinces, territories, geographic areas, countries, and specific communities, people of differing abilities and neuro-diversities, people in different family configurations, people of all socio-economic levels, people of all citizenship-immigration status, people seeking asylum, sanctuary, safety in dangerous and uncertain times. Respect means courtesy, esteem, and fair treatment.
People of the Kootenays should uphold these basic human relationships and values within our communities. As your Member of Parliament, I will represent everyone in this riding.
To read about the New Democratic Party “Courage to Do What’s Right” Commitments in Ready for Better
~ Wayne Stetski, NDP Candidate for Kootenay-Columbia, 2021
Full version of Wayne's Vision of Canada.