Archive for 2011 February

Corporate welfare

A clever site called People for Corporate Tax Cuts does a brilliant job of highlighting the impact on Canadians of a corporate tax cut.  Although it’s designed for an Ontario audience, it works well at all levels of government.  Governments only have so much money.  If they cut the corporate tax rate, either they have to increase the tax burden on individuals, or they have to cut services.  This might make sense if we had outrageous corporate tax rates that made it difficult for businesses to compete in a global economy, but that’s not the case.  Corporate tax cuts are just welfare for the rich.

Planning cities for the young and old

A few years ago, Elizabeth May said that we need to plan cities around the child, instead of around the car.  There’s now a movement around 8-80 cities that calls on cities to be planned with two groups of people in mind – 8 year olds and 80 year olds.  The theory is that if you take care of the young and old, the able-bodied in between will be able to look after themselves.  It’s a compassionate approach to community building with the goal of safe streets, local economies and cohesive neighbourhoods, rather than maximum mobility.  And it’s very much at the heart of what the Green Party is all about.

2011 Mar 22: Budget date confirmed

From the Globe and Mail:     Read more »

2011 Mar 24: Confidence vote?

Mark Kennedy reports that:     Read more »

Election date

Bob Hepburn, in The Star, suggests:     Read more »

(Re)Generation: Voices for Canada

2011 March 6 – 10

Leadnow’s (Re)Generation: Voices for Canada is a cross-country event that will bring generations of Canadians together to share ideas and goals for our country and our future, and help draft a Declaration for Change — a commitment to create a better future for all Canadians.  Leadnow will challenge Canadian politicians to work together for progress on the Declaration’s goals, and will call on people to commit to take action and vote for the politicians who will rise to the challenge.     Read more »

Enjoy the day with your family

Happy Family Day 2011 to all.  It’s beautiful and bright, and there are lots of things to do.  My family will be spending the day mostly at home because my son has the chicken pox, but we might get out to a park for a while.

Happy Valentine’s Day 2011

Wishing everyone a wonderful day today.

We’ll be celebrating with a family dinner featuring a lot of red.

Mmmm.  Beets.

2011 Feb 22: Danforth Greens Pub Night

Tuesday, 2011 February 22, 7 pm – 10 pm
in the “Library Room”
729 Danforth Ave, east of Pape

We meet the last Tuesday of the month. Come join us!

Student volunteer opportunities

The Green Party is looking for student volunteers to work near your secondary school in the Toronto-Danforth riding. This fun opportunity can be used toward your required 40 hours of community service.     Read more »