Archive for 2008 November

2008 Nov 28: 2008 Green Party of Ontario policy conference

Here is your chance to help determine the policy direction of the Green Party of Ontario leading up to the 2011 election. The conference is focused in engaging members in the policy development process through dialogue. It’s a great way to get involved beyond voting!     Read more »

2008 Nov 24: Support wind power in Toronto

Toronto Hydro is exploring the possibility of putting windmills in Lake Ontario, about 2 km off the shores of the east end of our city.  The first step is to install a wind measuring device in the Lake. Moving forward on this proposal marks the first real step in turning around our energy future. But Hydro will need permission to proceed, and a small but vocal group is fighting even the current effort to measure the wind speeds.

Come to the community meeting to learn more about the proposal and voice your opinions:

Monday, 2008 November 24, 6:30pm
Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute
145 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
(Bus 116 from Kennedy station)
More information about the proposal

If you can’t come to the meeting, write a letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources, more information and a sample letter can be viewed on the website above.

This is the first step towards generating clean, renewable and local energy, so take the time to educate yourself about the proposal and help make sure that the measuring does not get blocked. This is the kind of action we need in order to cut our dependancy on oil and deal with the threat of climate change.

Franz Hartmann of the Toronto Environmental Alliance

2008 Nov 18: Community meeting on Eastern Avenue big box development

The 5 ½ month hearing at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for the “Big Box” application for Eastern Ave has now concluded. A decision is expected in December.     Read more »

2008 Dec 18: 2008 Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend the Toronto-Danforth Federal Green Party Association’s 2008 Annual General Meeting.

We will be reviewing last year’s accomplishments vis a vis our 2008 business plan, electing a new executive* and discussing plans for the next year as we continue to build the Association and prepare for the next federal election (whenever it may be).     Read more »

A letter from Elizabeth May

Dearest Green Party volunteers, and supporters:

I have been asked by Mary Ann Grainger (organizer extraordinaire and good friend) to condense a longer message to our team about the confusion near the end of the campaign about whether I had or had not supported strategic voting.     Read more »

And the oilpatch cheers…

It should be of concern to anyone concerned about climate change that the new federal Environment Minister, Jim Prentice, just got the seal of approval from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.