Archive for Participatory democracy

Tue May 29: Meet the candidates

The Applegrove Community Complex is hosting the only all-candidates meeting in Toronto-Danforth for the 2018 Ontario election.

Tuesday, 2018 May 29, 7pm – 9pm
Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Road

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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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Danforth Greens Pub Night: Senior Policy Adviser Deborah Coyne

I hope you’ll be able to join us for our next Green Party Pub Night, featuring Deborah Coyne, this Thursday evening.

Thursday, 2015 July 2, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stratengers, 1130 Queen St E, two blocks East of Pape

Our Pub Nights are a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and talk about the upcoming campaign and issues that are important to you. It is also a chance to hear from dynamic and high profile speakers on topics covering politics, the environment, and democracy. All are welcome, from across the GTA and beyond.     Read more »

Thank you — looking forward to 2015

As many of you may know I’ve been very active in Toronto-Danforth’s Green Party. After a month-long campaign amongst our members, I am pleased to have been chosen by our membership last night to lead our party into the next federal election as the candidate for Toronto-Danforth.

Chris Tolley lawn sign

Toronto-Danforth is a large riding that includes Leslieville, Little India, Broadview’s Chinatown, Greektown and Riverdale. It’s very Green with a large membership, strong voter support, and often sets the agenda in local politics.

I’m looking forward to the election in 2015 and a chance to run for Parliament. It’s an opportunity for us to stand up for democratic reform, social justice and environmental sustainability.

I’m grateful for Laura’s support as I juggle pre-election preparation with the the many exciting projects we are working on at EXPECT.

I’m a also very grateful for Dharini’s support, who really is the greatest wife anyone could ask for.

Stay tuned…