Robin Edgar-Haworth and his dog Koda take a break from their cross-country walk on the east highway.

Along the Trans-Canada -- on Canada Day -- Robin Edgar Haworth and his dog Koda are going coast-to-coast. In the process, they're hoping to help build a better country.

"What I would like to see happen is I would everybody in this country participate in the upcoming election," he says. "There's too much complacency happening. Fifty per cent of the people don't even bother to show up and vote."

For those who don't believe anything will change, he says -- every once in a while -- the improbable happens.

"I was actually in Lethbridge the night the election was held," he said, referring to the landslide victory by the NDP.

I look at my past and my life was pretty good," he said, as he settles in for a bit of a chat.

"My children are grown up. They're doing well. My mortgage is paid off. I have no real worries in the world. My art sells pretty good, but when I look at my greater world about me, I thought, well, I could stay in my little bubble and live out a peaceful life, or I could step outside and look at some of the injustices in communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast," he said.

Since the Highway of Tears that joins Prince Ruper and Prince George is nearby, the fight to protest young women at risk is important to him. As he walks across the country, the issue inspires helps him with his own journey, one step at a time.

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