Hello and welcome back! Today is October 24th 2020. October 24th. You have no idea how odd it feels thinking that is already October. I guess that’s a very all around feeling considering our quarantine situations and the pandemic, which by the way is still raging so wear a mask and wash your hands!
Over the past week, since my first weekly reflection, our PLP Humanities project has picked up the pace. We’ve just completed our second project milestone and now we’re moving into the research stages. I’m frankly very excited nervous for this project because unlike some of our projects over the past couple of years, these are VERY public, so the results better be good. before I dive into the research for my podcast episode I had to choose a Canadian that I think falls under the category of, “Greatest Canadian.” I have selected a provincial court judge by the name of John J. Walsh. While I’m almost certain you haven’t heard of him, you may have heard of the man he put away way back in 1989. Allan Legere is one of the most well known Canadian murderers, which while unsettling, is a very interesting story. One that I’m so excited to share! My greatest Canadian candidate is the man responsible for putting him in jail, even after his escape. Okay I’m getting carried away. Stay tuned for the next couple of weeks as my podcast will be airing soon!
Let’s see what else has been happening. Today is also the British Columbia Provincial Election which is nowhere as hectic as the politics down south but is still really interesting to follow, especially since by the next election I’ll be old enough to vote. In writing this I’m realizing that I have not yet heard the results of the election but I’m feeling very strong vibes in favour of the NDP, which my dad has explained could be really historic if they do win. The NDP party hasn’t won a BC Provincial election since the 90’s so he’s definitely right.
Overall this week was a good one. We covered lots in class and had a couple of really interesting lectures on topics such as globalization and trends that shape our country’s identity. Remember to stay tuned for next weeks reflection and my podcast being released!
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