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2016 Oct 4: Electoral reform town hall

Reboot Democracy

Town hall on electoral reform
Tuesday, 2016 October 4 at 6:30 pm
Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St East

It’s been nearly a year since the election, and since we last corresponded.

A lot has happened over that year. One of the most exciting things is the move towards electoral reform and specifically the establishment of the ER parliamentary committee.

In light of this, I wanted to invite you to a town hall we’re organizing.

Canada is considering reforming the way we vote and this town hall is an opportunity to find out more about what might happen, and to have your say.

We will have a guest speaker from Fair Vote Canada and an open mic – all opinions and thoughts will be recorded and submitted to the parliamentary committee.

Hosted by the Toronto-Danforth Federal Green Party.

Info: chris@RebootDemocracy.cawww.RebootDemocracy.ca

2015 Oct 6: All-candidates debate

Hi Everyone.

Thank you for all the great support you have given for the off-grid pop-up office. It’s created a lot of buzz around the riding and we have some media that has confirmed (although anything could change last minute!).

On another note: I’m so sorry to be getting this message out last minute. I’ve been swamped with events and prepping for the office launch.

Applegrove is holding an all candidates event tonight. If you are available it would be great to have some supporters out there cheering on the Green Message.

Toronto-Danforth All-candidates Meeting
Tuesday, 2015 October 6, 7pm – 9pm
Applegrove gymnasium, 60 Woodfield Road

More details are in the poster below.

Thanks again, and if I don’t see you tonight I hope to see you at the office launch tomorrow at 1:30.

Best, Chris
2015 Toronto-Danforth all-candidates-debate at Applegrove
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2015 Sep 24: Proud to vote: LGBTQ issues in the federal election

Wonderful night at the LGBTQ VOTES debate! Thanks to all the Green supporters who came out. (pun intended)

Thursday, 2015 September 24, 6pm
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
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It’s Debate Night — tweet and post your support

Here’s a request from Steven, our social media director. He has been tweeting and posting up a storm and getting a lot of attention for the Greens.

Hi Green Supporters,

My name is Steven McInnis I am the social media director for Chris Tolley.

Tonight, as you likely know, is a big night with the debate and we could definitely use all of your help.

Throughout the evening, I will be sending out tweets through Chris Tolley’s Twitter account @christolley (in case you are not already following).

If you could retweet them or add your own spin it would be appreciated. The most important thing is that our message gets out loud and clear.

Also, please like the posts on Chris’s Facebook page to help get the word out.

Thanks, Steven McInnis

As things stand now, this is one of our only chances to support Elizabeth May in a national debate. I hope you are able to help Steven make some noise for Elizabeth tonight.

The debate start at 8 pm, Thursday, August 8.

You can find details on how to watch it on the Maclean’s site.

A cheeky proposal

Harper’s Universal Childcare Benefit increase has just come into effect.  I have heard from several people who are livid that their taxpayer’s dollars are being used to buy their vote.

And the worst thing is, it’s working.

The latest poll has put the Conservatives ahead going into the election.

So, what do you do with the extra $720 a year you’ll be getting?

I have a cheeky proposal.

Imagine the look on Harper’s face if he knew you were giving this money – the money he was hoping would buy your vote – to our local pipeline-hating, democratic-reforming, environmental-protecting Toronto-Danforth Green Party.

Think of his reaction!

Donate now.

While this proposal is cheeky, it’s also serious and urgent.     Read more »