Archive for 2009 August

A fair immigration policy

About a month ago now, I visited with Robert Nevin, who was the Green Party of Canada candidate in the 2000 election.  He is a truly wonderful man – informed, articulate and passionate.

He really liked the postcard I was handing out.  With one exception.  And he was right.     Read more »

Voter fatigue

It was my friend William who first pointed it out to me.  The eligible voters who are declaring their intention not to vote in this election are coming from a most unlikely group.  We expect a good percentage of newly eligible voters to declare a lack of interest in politics.  But there are huge numbers of seniors now saying they are so confused or disgusted with politics that they don’t know how to vote and intend not to.  I’m hearing this more and more.  And seniors are generally regarded as the most reliable voter group by age.     Read more »

At the Festival of South Asia 2009

Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu at the Festival of South Asia

This is one of my favourite cultural festivals in a riding known for its diversity and wonderful cultural events.     Read more »

At Taste of the Danforth 2009

Stuffing our facesThis picture goes back a few weeks.     Read more »

2009 Sep 10: All-candidates debate for St Paul’s by-election

Map of St Paul's ridingCome out and support Green Party of Ontario candidate Chris Chopik.

St Paul’s all-candidates debate
2009 September 10, 7 pm – 9 pm
First Unitarian Congregation
175 St Clair Ave West

Ramadan mubarak

Ramadan Kareem calligraphy in the shape of a dove by Khaleelullah Chemnad. Used with permission. Click here to visit official site.On this first day of Ramadan, my thoughts go out to my friends observing this time of reflection, patience and spirituality.

Let’s all take this time also to honour and respect Islam as one of the great religions of the world, well represented in this community.

Please wish your Muslim friends a blessed Ramadan.

2009 Aug 21: GPO Summer Summit

Green Party of Ontario Summer Summit
Friday – Sunday, 2009 August 21 – 23

Peter and Patti Ellis’ Farm
4615, 10th Line RR 2, Beeton, ON

Follow the link above for more all the official and up-to-date information about the event.

2009 Aug 25: Beer summit

Join us at the next Danforth Greens Pub Night.
Adriana will attend.  Obama sends his regrets.

2009 August 25 (last Tuesday of every month)
7 pm – 9 pm at Gabby’s in the “Library Room”
729 Danforth, just east of Pape

Gates, Crowley and Obama clinking glasses

Frank de Jong BBQ party

Green Party of Ontario Leader Frank de JongCelebrating Frank de Jong
Saturday, 2009 Sep 12, noon – 7 pm
1 Donlea Drive
(Bayview/Eglinton)

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2009 Sep 20: Sunday in the park with Andrew

Transition town image from cover of Transition HandbookAndrew Knox will talk about Transition Towns.  Andrew is an Environmental Engineering PhD candidate.  He’s just back from Devon County, the birthplace of the Transition movement.

Transition Towns and Toronto:
From Oil Dependency to Urban Resilience
a presentation by Andrew Knox
Withrow Park, near the clubhouse
Sunday, 2009 September 20, 2 pm
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