I really want to believe that the NDP will provide us with support. Murray Rankin is the lead on this and he seems like a sincere, good man, See links below…
“The Canadian government has a responsibility to protect Canada’s tax base, and while we understand the United States’ desire to protect their own tax base, this should not come at the cost of the rights of individuals residing in our own country,” stated Rankin.
Murray Rankin is the Member of Parliament for Victoria. Shortly after being elected, Murray was named Official Opposition Critic for National Revenue by New Democrat Leader Thomas Mulcair. He also serves as Official Opposition Critic for Pensions, and sits on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
Murray is a nationally recognized expert in environmental and public law, who has been involved in many landmark legal cases in British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada.
For over 30 years, Murray has been associated with the University of Victoria, first as a full Professor of Law and subsequently as an Adjunct Professor. Before being becoming an elected official, he was also co-chair of the Environmental Law Centre, a University of Victoria student-run legal clinic, and he had a private law practice in Victoria.
Murray has dedicated his life to fighting for the environment. He was president of the West Coast Environmental Law Association and the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre.
He has been a director of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee and he has also lead a team of legal experts fighting to stop the Enbridge pipeline.
With law degrees from the University of Toronto and Harvard, Murray was a managing partner in the Victoria law firm Arvay Finlay for over a decade. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999 and is fluent in French.
For years Murray coached minor league baseball at Beacon Hill Little League as well as soccer with Bays United.
A resident of Victoria for the past 35 years, Murray currently resides in Oak Bay with his spouse Linda and their two sons, Benjamin and Mark.