Archive for 2012 January

2012 by-election nomination contestant: Emma Richardson

Toronto-Danforth by-election nomination contestant Emma RichardsonEmma Richardson was born and raised in Toronto, benefitting from a first-rate public school education.  An economist by training, Emma completed a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics before working for five years with the United Nations in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.

In 2009, Emma moved back to Toronto with her husband Pablo and gave birth to her daughter, Sara Isabel, who now attends the local city daycare.  Emma is currently completing a PhD in public health at the University of Toronto.  She concurrently teaches about global health policy at the University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus and carries out consultancies in the development field.     Read more »

2012 by-election nomination contestant: Ann Peel

Toronto-Danforth by-election nomination contestant Ann PeelAnn Peel is endorsed by Mary Ann Grainger, former CEO of the Toronto-Danforth Green Party Assn and Campaign Manager of Toronto-Danforth’s 2008 federal election campaign; and Chris Lea, former leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Dear fellow Toronto-Danforth greens,

I’m not at home. I’m away on a trip and will miss the nomination meeting, but I am most pleased there will be a contest. For the last few years I have been impressed with the hard work of Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu but I am convinced that a change would be heathy and take us to a new level. After considering the candidates I would like to endorse Ann Peel to be our next candidate.

Chris Lea, former Leader, Green Party of Canada

Ann Peel writes:     Read more »

2012 by-election nomination contestant: Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu

Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu is the Climate Change Critic for the Green Party of Canada and was the party’s local candidate for the 2011 general election. She has lived in Riverdale for 10 years with her husband Charlie and their children.  This community is her home and she will always work to make it more safe, beautiful and vibrant.

As part of a commitment to fight for a liveable world for her five children, Adriana joined the Green Party in 2005 and revitalized the riding association as the CEO.  Since then, she has been reaching out to the community, raising awareness of the climate crisis and promoting the policies necessary to address it.

As the Green Party candidate for the 2011 election, Adriana has canvassed the riding twice through.     Read more »

Rick Mercer exposes radical groups

How to recognize insurgents who threaten democracy.

2012 Jan 18: Stop online censorship

On Wednesday 2012 January 18, thousands of sites will go dark to protest SOPA & PIPA, two US bills racing through Congress that threaten online security and freedom of expression.

2012 Feb 5: Choose a candidate for Toronto-Danforth federal by-election

Update: It’s Adriana.

Nomination Meeting
Sunday, 2012 February 5, 4pm

(followed by Annual General Meeting)
Riverdale branch, Toronto Public Library
(northwest corner of Broadview and Gerrard)
All are welcome.

Following the untimely passing of Jack Layton, Toronto-Danforth is not currently represented in Parliament.  This vacancy will be filled in a by-election that must be called by Prime Minister Harper before the end of February.

On February 5th, 2012, we will select both a new riding executive and our candidate for the Toronto-Danforth by-election, who will aim to double the number of Green Party representatives in Parliament.     Read more »