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Flyering for a new voting system

Fair Vote Canada is flyering both pro- and anti-coalition rallies to let people know that only proportional representation can solve this paliamentary crisis in the long run. “It’s the voting system, stupid!” Below is their message:     Read more »

2008 Nov 28: 2008 Green Party of Ontario policy conference

Here is your chance to help determine the policy direction of the Green Party of Ontario leading up to the 2011 election. The conference is focused in engaging members in the policy development process through dialogue. It’s a great way to get involved beyond voting!     Read more »

2008 Nov 24: Support wind power in Toronto

Toronto Hydro is exploring the possibility of putting windmills in Lake Ontario, about 2 km off the shores of the east end of our city.  The first step is to install a wind measuring device in the Lake. Moving forward on this proposal marks the first real step in turning around our energy future. But Hydro will need permission to proceed, and a small but vocal group is fighting even the current effort to measure the wind speeds.

Come to the community meeting to learn more about the proposal and voice your opinions:

Monday, 2008 November 24, 6:30pm
Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute
145 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
(Bus 116 from Kennedy station)
More information about the proposal

If you can’t come to the meeting, write a letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources, more information and a sample letter can be viewed on the website above.

This is the first step towards generating clean, renewable and local energy, so take the time to educate yourself about the proposal and help make sure that the measuring does not get blocked. This is the kind of action we need in order to cut our dependancy on oil and deal with the threat of climate change.

Franz Hartmann of the Toronto Environmental Alliance

2008 Nov 18: Community meeting on Eastern Avenue big box development

The 5 ½ month hearing at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for the “Big Box” application for Eastern Ave has now concluded. A decision is expected in December.     Read more »

2008 Oct 25: 3rd annual Yes In My Backyard Festival

As opposed to NIMBY (Not In My Backyard), YIMBY is a movement that encourages Torontonians to actively participate in the city building process. This event is a non partisan political event that brings together politicians, business associations, neighbourhood groups and citizens to share ideas on how to make Toronto a better city by promoting healthy community development through open discussion.      Read more »