Welcome to the Green Party in Toronto-Danforth, the area between the Don Valley and Coxwell.
On September 2, six members of our executive met with Jane Farrow and talked at length with her about her platform and vision for the city. During that evening it became clear that Jane shares similar values with us as a party and association.
The decision to endorse Jane’s run for City Council was unanimous. Soon after this meeting we drafted this statement:
Jane Farrow understands what it takes to build a vibrant, vital, sustainable, and green city. Her approach to biking, public transportation, and urban development are both sophisticated and realistic. Jane represents the change our riding is hungry for, and we urge our members, and all others with a strong green agenda to support her bid for City Council.
Toronto-Danforth Federal Green Party Association Executive members:
Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu, Bob Halstead,
Charlie Halpern-Hamu, Chris Tolley,
Douglas Wright, Ed Chin
This upcoming election is an important one. We hope our members are able to take the time to research Jane and her platform. We feel that if you do, you too will agree that Jane represents the change we are looking for in Ward 30.
I’m thrilled that the Green Party earned 5% of the vote across the province, and proud of our strong showings in Guelph, Dufferin–Caledon, and Parry Sound–Muskoka. In Guelph we tripled our results from 2011, and province-wide we doubled our fundraising. In riding after riding, second-time Green candidates saw big gains in their vote totals.
I’m grateful to all the hardworking candidates and their teams. I’m humbled by the amazing support I’ve had in Guelph, and want to thank everyone who contributed to my campaign there.
The Green Party stood up and faced issues that no one else wanted to talk about. We called on the government to fix the school system and stop allowing discrimination and waste. We pushed for home retrofits instead of re-tooled nuclear power. We demanded that the province take action now to protect prime farmland and drinking water at source.
These are not fringe issues or unbaked ideas. They are issues that affect most Ontarians every day. They are questions on which the majority of Ontarians agree with our positions and proposals. But good ideas have a tough time in this electoral system, dominated as it is by fear of what might happen rather than confidence in what could be. Read more »
If you live in the Toronto-Danforth riding and want to show your support for the Green Party of Ontario, please fill in the form below: Read more »
We are at a crossroads in Ontario. Old line parties squabble over little fixes while the rest of the world marches boldly into the 21st century.
Ontario deserves better — a single publicly funded school system, protecting our environment, and a sane way of doing politics.
Greens are making a difference in Canada and around the world. Vote green for for your kids, your community, your Ontario.
Rachel was interviewed in the Riverdaler about Toronto-Danforth priorities, unemployement, balancing the budget, health care, building and funding transit, coal power, and protecting the environment. Click here to read the interview.