Archive for 2008 October

2008 Oct 25: 3rd annual Yes In My Backyard Festival

As opposed to NIMBY (Not In My Backyard), YIMBY is a movement that encourages Torontonians to actively participate in the city building process. This event is a non partisan political event that brings together politicians, business associations, neighbourhood groups and citizens to share ideas on how to make Toronto a better city by promoting healthy community development through open discussion.      Read more »

Toronto-Danforth 2008 results

Well, we beat the Conservatives and we passed the magic 10% mark at which a portion of campaign expenses are reimbursed.

Final results rounded to the nearest percent:

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Jack Layton NDP 45%
Andrew Lang Liberal 30%
Sharon Howarth Green 13%
Christina Perreault Conservative 12%

2008 Oct 14: Election-night party

Dear Green Party Volunteers,

I’m so sorry for the late invite. We’ve been a little busy at the campaign office these last few days ensuring that your hard work during this campaign turns into vote after vote after vote.

Please join us and a whole bunch of Greens from across Toronto at Supermarket in Kensington Market to watch the returns and let us thank you for a job very well done.     Read more »

Giving thanks

Now is the time to join with family and friends to celebrate the harvest, to celebrate how lucky we are to live in a country like Canada where we have the democratic right to cast our ballot for whom we choose.

When my family celebrated Thanksgiving Saturday I gave thanks for the bounty of this earth, and also for the bounty of support that the voters in Toronto-Danforth and across the country have given the Green Party this election. The results will be truly historic. Canadians will elect Green MPs.     Read more »

Only candidate who stayed to the end

At the risk of being petty…     Read more »

Sharon Howarth on the radio

Here’s a short clip of Sharon Howarth on CFRB giving a little background on herself and setting out her reasons for running as the Green Party candidate in Toronto-Danforth.

Strategic voting not sound, says May

On Tuesday, Canada needs to elect Green Party MPs, leader Elizabeth May said today.

“Media reports and suggestions from other parties that I am urging strategic voting across the country or that backroom deals are being made are complete nonsense,” Ms. May said. “As I have said over and over, strategic voting is generally not a sound strategy at all and I do not support it. Canada needs to elect Green MPs.”

Ms. May was responding in particular to the headline and opening of a Globe and Mail story that directly contradicts what she said to the reporter.     Read more »

So we all agree on one thing, then … our electoral system needs fixing

Bob Hepburn’s article, “Should the Greens Just Fade Away”, highlights the problem, but offers the wrong solution.     Read more »

2008 Oct 13: Mock the vote

It's BACK! BAD DOG's improvised political debate party!Sorry for the last-minute notice, but the Bad Dog Theatre, our riding’s source for all sorts of improvised comedy, is putting on another of their very funny “Mock the Vote” series … “Come laugh your convictions off at the Bad Dog Theatre’s third installment of Mock the Vote, the fake debate that has some of Toronto’s best improvisers imitating some of Toronto’s finest politicos. Join the Bad Dog’s own ‘Political Party’ as our look-alike performers lampoon Toronto-Danforth’s candidates, debate the important issues and tickle our constituents’ funny bones!”

Monday, 2008 October 13, 8 pm, doors open at 7:30
The Bad Dog Theatre, 138 Danforth Ave
(at Broadview)
$10 ($8 if you have a Toronto-Danforth campaign button or sign)

More good news…

In our section of the riding-by-riding look at the GTA in today’s Star, Sharon Howarth was cited as Jack Layton’s biggest threat. Read the whole thing here.     Read more »