.1Substance has been created with the idea that provincial and federal policy shape the way we live our lives on a day to day basis. Yet attention to the details of policy are rarely a point of focus in journalism and certainly aren’t covered accessibly. It is widely agreed upon that everyone should fulfill their civic duty and vote. It is also widely agreed upon that, by extension, we have a responsibility to keep up with what is going on in politics. This is where I disagree, what is going on in politics is not what shapes our lives, it is what is going on in policy that really matters. Finding a source of unbiased facts about what is written in any given bill and what that means for the individual, the community, the nation and the world can allow for anyone to spend 15 minutes reading about a policy and decide for themselves what it means to them and how they can talk about it.
Regan Eberding has a BSc. in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia. He specialized in Food and Resource Economics. During his education he split his free time between football and political activism. He was a strang proponent for divestment through UBCC350 where he was also an advocate for greater youth engagement in politics. He was born in Quesnel B.C. and moved to the lower mainland where he attended secondary school in New Westminster. Currently he works as a wildfire fighter for the province. Previously he has held jobs in silviculture, business management and the food industry.