Thursday, April 30, 2009


So I was on CKNW am980 on the Bill Good Show today, it went ok, the NDP woman dominated the discussion though and of the half hour we had maybe 10-12 minutes of actual content. It was cool to meet Bill Good though and it was a decent experience. I picked up my signs from the BCMP today, they look great! Thanks so much to Jodie and Marc and their graphics team for their wonderful work and contributions to my campaign.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


My Eagles selected Missouri Wide Receiver Jeremy Maclin in the first round, providing yet another speedy big time target to pair with Desean Jackson. I like the look of the upgraded O-Line, and I love the pick of such a speedy playmaker. Im looking forward to this football season, the Eagles are going to do some damage.

Unfortunately my Flyers were knocked out today by the Penguins. Off to work tonight, then preparing tomorrow for the LTA meeting on Monday. I'm going to take steal the night, sorry Ms. Chaddock-Costello.

Friday, April 24, 2009

You say one issue, I say big picture

So Frank Bucholtz, editor of the Langley Times and noted Liberal supporter and prohibitionist has tried to paint me as a one issue candidate, despite the fact that Transit has been my main priority thus far. His editorial is Here

My response:

In The Langley Times (April 24) Editor Frank Bucholtz characterized me as a one issue candidate, and I must correct this. Yes it is true, I am an activist who has dedicated a significant part of my young life to fighting what I view to be unjust laws. I would hardly characterize myself as a one issue candidate however, and feel Mr.Bucholtz is being very unfair.

Since this campaign has started, the 3 issues most people are concerned with are the economy, the environment, and crime. By repealing the prohibition of cannabis (which the Canadian Senate recommended in 1972) we would take huge amounts of money out of the hands of criminal organizations and the problem of innocent bystanders being shot would disappear. Simultaneously the government would see huge amounts of revenue come from the taxation of cannabis which could be used to help those who have been neglected under the Liberal government, such as BC students, particularly those with special needs. When FDR came to power in the United States he repealed prohibition of alcohol because they could no longer afford it in tough economic times, and the time has come to do the same for cannabis. Since crime and the economy are the top issues I hardly see myself as a one issue candidate, as the repealing of prohibition is simply one part of a comprehensive solution to solve BC’s problems, and it is all part of the big picture view of the BC Green Party.

It hurts to think outside the box, and it is certainly human nature to not want to admit one has made a mistake, especially when that mistake goes on for 100 years in the case of prohibition or 8 years in the case of climate change. I will be presenting my comprehensive vision at the Langley Teachers Association issues night at the Chief Sepass theatre at the Langley Fine Arts School. I would invite all concerned citizens out to the event to see that I am in fact not a one issue candidate.

Travis Erbacher
Green Candidate, Fort Langley-Aldergrove

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Continued Press

Had a great meeting with Ron Today, we had breakfast at Rickeys and talked/strategized for THREE HOURS.

We will be doing a fundraising night at the twin rinks lounge soon, $18-25 for dinner and $8 of each goes to our sign fund. Please come out! I will let you know the date soon.

I did an interview with Global TV today, so I should be on the Global News either tonight or in the near future.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Thanks to Frank Discussion, a progressive marijauna policy organization ( here is the audio of my cold call on CBC radio, so that you do not have to skip through on the archive:

You can download it from there. It's great to be getting attention from various groups from around North America!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

As Promised...

So I was on CBC radio's "The Early Edition" on 420, shortly after Marc Emery. I had a huge migraine that day and my mom came into my room and shook me awake and I had to do the interview half asleep and feeling terrible, which is why I sound groggy.

But I promised so here it is:

Click on monday, im an hour and 11 minutes in. Terrible I know. Hopefully Bill Good goes much better, at least I will be awake for that.

Campaign Signs

How's this for a good looking campaign sign? Props to Jodie and Marc Emery and their graphics team for the signs.

Another Radio Show!

I will be live in studio on the Bill Good Morning Show on CKNW on Thursday, April 30th at 9AM. Hope you all can listen in and here me talk about the election and what it is like to be a young candidate. I am rather excited.

Monday, April 20, 2009

To celebrate today, two quotes from Ayn Rand...Legalize it!

"Unjust laws have to be fought ideologically; they cannot be fought or corrected by means of mere disobedience and futile martyrdom"

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Green Young Guns in the Media

is an article from Fridays Vancouver Sun about me and Lisa Girbav

Here is an article from Thursdays Langley Advance about the FL-Aldergrove candidates using the internet in the campaign

And I should be on CBC radio in the morning, on The Early Edition, I will let you know when I find out when I will be on for sure and link you to the show.

Hopefully I can organize the fundraising concert in the next week and get some cash together to get some resources. Things are looking good, my age seems to be a useful promotional tool, as our young candidates are creating a huge buzz!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Going strong..

So I really need to get my paper done, hopefully I can get it started tomorrow after filing with the district, getting my campaign account up and running and doing some general campaigning and strategizing with Ron Abgrall, Green candidate for Langley City. It's tough when the ruling party gets a head start, and gets all the corporate donations. Im hoping to run this on very limited funds, capitalizing instead on word of mouth, canvassing of neighbourhoods and things that are less dependant on money. That being said, you could lessen the burden by donating ;)

Your Metro Vancouver Green Candidates

Here is one of the Green Party group photo's. This one is courtesy of Marc and Jodie Emery. Unfortunately I ruin this one. Bleh.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Smoke Em Out!

Last night really got me in the campaign mood. Great speeches by Jodie Emery, Rex Weyler, and Jane Sterk. Highlight of the night for me was getting up to give a personal reason for running (Inspiring other young people to get involved, as Jodie already got out the anti-prohition message). I took the mic and Marc Emery gave me a shout out. Giving credit where credit is due, I probably wouldn't be running if it wasn't for Marc and Jodie, they have been incredibly supportive and I really appreciate it. I got to meet about 20 or so candidates (Including the other young candidates, Trevor Loke of Surrey-Newton and Fraea Bolding of Chilliwack) and I have all my papers in order. I will be filing with the local office on Wednesday most likely.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Early success?

So I have 105 signatures and I require minimum 75 to secure my nomination, so things are going well. The NDP has not designated a candidate and it looks as if they may be in disarray, which would be a tremendous boost for the Greens. I will be on CBC radio sometime next week, I'll direct you all to the link to the archive once I know it is up. I read my poem "Reflection" which was cool, it gives the people greater insight into me personally.

I feel like such a narcissist since the campaign started, im seeing my name everywhere and reading about myself, I hope it doesnt go to my head hehe.

Im very excited, this is a dream of mine and I think I have a shot at shaking things up in this election and helping young people feel more important. Young people can make a difference!

I'd like to again thank Windsong for the incredible 45 signatures! I am going to write a poem for you all to express my gratitude! Your generosity is beautiful and inspirational!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Come out Thursday!

At 4pm we are going to gather signatures starting at Wendells bookstore and coffee shop in Fort Langley on Glover Rd. I hope you can come out and help me complete my nomination! Lets get out the message of diversity, comprehensive holistic thinking, and electoral reform!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Great start to the campaign! I got 24 of 75 signatures in just under 3 hours in a conservative area of Aldergrove. I can do this and I will do this. Im determined and cant wait for Thursday to meet all the young (and older) candidates! Im so excited for Jodie's presentation! Should be a great night!

Im out Thursday collecting signatures so anyone who can help call me 604-307-0477.

Monday, April 6, 2009

LTE Writer of the week?

So I googled myself today (not in that way) and I found this little bit of info about myself:

I won the letter to the editor writer of the week for my latest letter from, a progressive drug policy archive. (Im fourth from the top)

Seems like I have been on their radar for quite a while. I am more influential than I think.

Now to work tonight where hopefully I will get some signatures, and then more tomorrow!

Come out and support my candidacy!

Tuesday, April 7th I will be out and about in Fort Langley collecting signatures for my nomination. I will first stop by Hempyz store to drop off signature forms, then hit up various spots around the riding. If you want to meet up and help me out give me a ring at 604-307-0477.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I may or may not be the Green Party candidate for Fort Langley-Aldergrove. Depending on how the process goes.