Bailey Martens

Bailey Martens

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With the rise of COVID-19, BC has been fighting two public health emergencies. This has left the province trying to protect the public against the deadly virus and the growing overdose crisis.

I had not known true disappointment until the stewardess welcomed me to Edmonton this past April. As the airport doors closed and the plane backed up, I began to weep. Earlier, when I’d taken my seat on the nearly empty plane, “I hope you know how brave you are” appeared on my phone screen. I switched my phone off and said goodbye to Vancouver, a city I resented leaving.

A current student-at-large Senator, Hakim is hoping to continue fighting for unified work experience, tuition prices, Indigenous support and reconciliation and transparency.

Most sick kids are afraid of dying and leaving weeping mothers and fathers behind. I sure was, or am.

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