The BC Liberal MLA for Vancouver-False Creek, and former mayor of the City of Vancouver, Sam Sullivan joins Joseph Planta to discuss Abraham Lincoln, his legacy and his impact in the United States and beyond.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
On April 15th, the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death will be marked with commemorations around the world, no more keenly than at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Last summer in preparation for the commemoration of Lincoln’s death, the Library sought reflections from around the world on Lincoln’s legacy. Premier Christy Clark tasked Sam Sullivan with asking British Columbians about how we felt about Lincoln. It was a great choice, considering Mr. Sullivan’s inveterate sense of history. He joins me now to talk about what the project received, and what we’re sending off to Springfield as to how Lincoln has been regarded in BC since the seven score and ten years since his fateful assassination. Sam Sullivan is the BC Liberal MLA for Vancouver-False Creek, elected in 2013. He was the mayor of the City of Vancouver from 2006 to 2009, and from 1993 to 2005, a Vancouver City Councillor. He’s the founder of the Global Civic Policy Society, and host of those Public Salons that he’s been on to talk about before, that you might have seen on Shaw TV. The website for the project is at www.engage.gov.bc.ca/abrahamlincolnlegacy. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Sam Sullivan; Mr. Sullivan, good morning.