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Pledge for environmental rights

Maryem Tollar with signed Pledge for Environmental Rights.

Please vote on Monday, September 20th and make your voice heard! Today I signed a pledge for environmental rights — As a Member of Parliament, I will support the recognition in law of the right to a healthy environment for all people in Canada.

Help us spread the Green message

Igabaran Eilamurugan and Maryem Tollar at the bank.Igabaran Eilamurugan (my official agent) and I are at the bank — again.

We now have an account and you can now donate directly to my campaign by sending an Interac e-transfer to
votemaryem@gmail.com. It’s set up for auto-deposit, so no need for making up a security question.

A tax receipt will be issued by the Green Party of Canada. If you pay income taxes, up to $400 gets you 75% back. So a $200 donation only costs you $50.

Thank you in advance for donating! More information and donation options are available on the donation page.

Maryem’s three reasons

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar in front of a pink wallHere are three reasons why I’m running, and three reasons why I’m asking you to vote Green on September 20th:

  1. The climate crisis
  2. Guaranteed livable income
  3. Affordable housing

Follow the links to learn more about these reasons to vote Green. And explore this site to learn about other reasons — such as human rights, reconciliation with First Nations, ending fossil-fuel subsidies, and expanding health care.

A vote for Green Party is a vote for climate action and real change. Our future depends on it.

The climate crisis

In 2019, a report by Navius Research showed that neither the Liberals nor the NDP nor the Conservatives had a plan that came close to meeting the international goal of a 60% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. The Green Party was the sole exception. Today, the plans of the other parties still fall far short. While they promise to significantly reduce carbon emissions, all three parties support new pipelines. Worse, the Liberals continue to subsidize fossil fuels: $23 billion to oil and gas companies since 2018. Not surprisingly, Canada is the only G7 country whose emissions continue to rise each year.

How bad do the wildfires have to get before we vote for a livable future for our children?

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar outdoors in front of a plain white brick wall.

Guaranteed livable income

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar outdoors in front of a colorful floral painted wall.A basic income would provide all adults with the financial security to upgrade their education, retrain for new jobs or start new businesses. In a 2017 pilot program, 4,000 Ontarians did just that. Before the pandemic, millions of Canadians already faced precarious work. After the pandemic, a guaranteed livable income will be needed more than ever to combat rising inequality.

Affordable housing

We have a housing crisis in Toronto — too many people cannot afford to have a place to live. We need to work to have 30% of all units in each building be affordable and accessible to people with special needs, fixed income and/or low income. We need inclusionary zoning — the City of Toronto adopted a 10% version — this is not enough! And we need to insist that developers allot 30% in every building.

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar in front of a banner reading "Community is forever".