Author archive

I’m stepping down

I’m so sorry, but for personal reasons, I won’t be able to represent Toronto-Danforth for the Green Party in the upcoming federal election. I’d like to thank everyone who is working so hard on this campaign, and want to urge you to continue. I continue to support the party and expect to offer what help I can in the upcoming campaign. I wish my replacement candidate the very best of luck in winning this riding for the Greens.

What I read today (coming home on the TTC from YorkU)

Reason to support the Green Party, and confirmation of why we joined:

Business can provide meaning for workers and customers but not until it understands that the trust it undertakes and the growth it assumes are part of a larger covenant. As long as nature, children, women, and workers are abused by institutions espousing free-market theories, the real deficit will continue to grow — the difference between what business has taken and what it has returned, the difference between value added and value subtracted. For most people meaning is derived from just the opposite relationship, one in which one gives more than one takes, where one’s life is intrinsically bound to the promotion of the common good.

Wish I’d written the above. But I’m just the messenger.

Why I know the Green Party is a Force

Hello citizens of our world,

this morning while walking from the bus through some buildings to my lecture hall, I stopped to buy a coffee in the Fine Arts building and over-heard a heated discussion amongst a group of students. One fellow about 20 y/o said:

when I want I destroy; when I wish I create

I nearly dropped the coffee. 


The emperor has no clothes — why I am a candidate #1

Charles Battershill and Elizabeth MayPoliticians are afraid of telling the truth. They are afraid of the power of the people, of real democracy.

Elizabeth May is, no pun intended, a divining rod of that motherlode of what people really need and want.

Only for our children and their children, and inspired by the only Canadian politician who displays LEADERSHIP, Elizabeth May, would I enter politics.

Picked up my “campaign shoes” from shoemaker. I’m ready!

Yesterday I also had two interviews with local papers.

Taxing carbon is the key to a liveable world for our children and the way to bring about the next, better phase of the Industrial Revolution.

We could be supporting local and regional business as they design, manufacture and sell green technologies and all the other needs of Ontarians.

But what do we do? We subsidize giant, foreign corporations who care for nothing but profit who drive our local entrepreneurs out of work. They people who used to work for them then can’t pay rent in the apartments in this riding.

The dividends these corporations “pay” are social insecurity and toxin-caused cancer and respiratory diseases.

Is it me or is something fundamentally wrong with how the three stooges in the other parties organized society?