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Support Rachel with a lawn sign

Green Party of Ontario lawn sign

Small bag-style lawn sign (24″×20″) on wire frame

You can support Rachel’s campaign with a lawn sign.

If you live in the Toronto-Danforth riding and want to show your support for the Green Party of Ontario, please fill in the form below:     Read more »

Q&A with Rachel in the Riverdaler

Queen Viaduct
Rachel was interviewed in the Riverdaler about Toronto-Danforth priorities, unemployement, balancing the budget, health care, building and funding transit, coal power, and protecting the environment.  Click here to read the interview.

Candidates on the record

Toronto-Danforth candidates, 2014 has interviewed the major candidates in Toronto-Danforth for the 2014 provincial elections. Rachel’s answers are reproduced here:     Read more »

Go Green with Rachel Power

rachel-power-toronto-danforth-green-party-of-ontario-candidateRachel Power is proud to be your Green Party Candidate for Toronto-Danforth.

Rachel Power is a Marketing Specialist and avid animal and environmental rights activist. Originally from Durham Region, she moved to Toronto nine years ago to further her career and broaden her horizons. She currently runs her own Communications Agency, teaches part-time at Centennial College, and volunteers for a large number of community based green initiatives and national animal rights campaigns. Her passion is, and always has been, advocating for a green and compassionate lifestyle.     Read more »

Town hall: Action on climate change through electoral reform

Thursday, 2013 Nov 28, 7pm sharp
Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen St E
2nd Floor Auditorium — doors open at 6:45 — free

City Councillor Adam Vaughan will moderate as:

  • Stéphane Dion, Liberal Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs, former Minister of the Environment & former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada,
  • Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, and
  • Craig Scott, Democratic Reform Critic of the Official Opposition

speak about how electoral reform can help get action on climate change.

Invite your friends on Facebook.

Telephone town hall with Elizabeth May, Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu

Monday, 2012 March 12, 7:30pm
Call toll-free: 1-888-886-6603, then 18338#

This is a chance for people to ask questions and have them answered by Elizabeth May and Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu.  Just dial in and speak directly with Elizabeth and Adriana.

The oil pipeline to Texas:

Update: The audio recordings of all questions and answers are now online:     Read more »

Toronto-Danforth riding profile on CPAC

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The video embedded above can be found on CPAC’s site.

2012 Mar 19: Election night party

Monday, 2012 March 19, 8pm – midnight
Sidewalk Cafe, 1342 Danforth Ave (east of Greenwood)

A brighter future for everyone

Clipped from the full nomination meeting speech here.

Adriana’s two reasons for voting Green

More photos and videos from this town hall event here.

Green cleaning solutions for dirty politics

TORONTO – The robocalls scandal shows the need for a wider clean-up of our electoral system, says the Green Party of Canada.  “First of all, we need to have a public commission of inquiry into the robocalls scandal and get to the bottom of it.  But we also need to look at wider issues including the investigative power of Elections Canada, the increasing use of negative election tactics, and whether more teeth need to be added to the Elections Act,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands.

Green candidate in the ongoing Toronto-Danforth by-election Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu agreed, “The robocalls scandal involves such a volume of complaints and is so widespread, it should now be turned over for a full public inquiry.  Then we need to make sure that Elections Canada can handle any future complaints.”     Read more »

Adriana on openness, incentives to cheat

Quoting Joanna Lavoie, writing in, quoting Adriana at the all-candidates meeting:

However, a number of hot-button issues did come up during the debate, notably the alleged robo-calls scandal, the questionable automated calls during the May 2011 election, and how to restore voter confidence in light of it.

Green Party candidate Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu said her party’s leader Elizabeth May is the only parliamentarian to open her budget to the public.

“I’d like to see more transparency across the board,” she said of the scandal, which she called “a serious, criminal act.”

Further, she pointed to the Greens’ support for proportional representation, adding if implemented, the robo-call scheme wouldn’t have been as effective as a much smaller percentage of the voting population would have been impacted.

A fresh batch of photos

Taken in the Autumn of 2011 by Steve Carty.

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Campaign launch party

Saturday, 2012 February 11, 6pm
393 Danforth Ave (near Chester)

By Saturday, the office will look like an office and we will celebrate the arrival of Sharon Labchuk to manage the campaign here.  Come out to see the office, meet Sharon, find out about what’s planned for the campaign and help kick the campaign off into high gear.

Update: Thanks to David Langer for this video:

Our children deserve better

Here’s Adriana at the nomination meeting where she was chosen as the Green Party candidate for the 2012 by-election:

Thanks to Andrew Casement and friends for this.