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.

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