Archive for 2011 December

Earth Hour 2012

Saturday, 2012 March 31, 8:30pm

Support the world’s largest environmental event in 2012! Join the more than 52,00 cities and towns in 135 countries around the world that turn off their lights for one night. To find out more, visit earthhour.org.

Latest date to announce Toronto-Danforth by-election

Update: The by-election was announced February 5, the same day we chose Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu as our candidate.  Election day will be Monday, March 19.

According to Elections Canada, the by-election in Toronto-Danforth must be called no later than 2012 February 26.

The local Green Party riding association hold their candidate nomination meeting on February 5 at 4pm at Riverdale Library, click here for all the details.     Read more »

Happy Hanukkah 2011

Our family just celebrated the first night of Hanukkah with menorah, latkes, dreidels and other games.  May your holidays be filled with light and happiness.

Conference Board recommends considering a guaranteed income

The Green Party has for many years been promoting a guaranteed annual income (GAI).  It should be more economical than the hodgepodge of existing income support programmes, it will capture people who aren’t served by the current system (such as caregivers for family members who need round-the-clock support), and it addresses the dignity that every Canadian deserves.     Read more »

Durban climate negotiations update

I’ve been following the COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa from right here in Riverdale.  This will be a long, rambling omnibus post on my thoughts and concerns.     Read more »