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In our section of the riding-by-riding look at the GTA in today’s Star, Sharon Howarth was cited as Jack Layton’s biggest threat. Read the whole thing here.     Read more »

2008 Sep 14: Elizabeth May answers questions about the Green Party

Elizabeth May will be Rex Murphy’s Guest on Cross Country Check-up today (Sunday, September 14) at 4:00 pm on CBC Radio 1… They are spending the entire two hours fielding questions about the Green Party and its policies…

This month’s featured video

My SUV and Me Say Goodbye“My SUV and Me say Goodbye”

Toronto artist and activist, Franke James, works at the intersection of art, technology and advertising.  Ms. James says,  “I hope to raise awareness about climate change and positively influence behavioural changes.  I want to encourage people to take action in their own lives.”     Read more »

Toronto-Danforth Greens photo contest

SLR cameraYou’re invited to submit photos for a chance to win a cool Green Party t-shirt and have your photo featured on our web site and in an upcoming newsletter!     Read more »

Perhaps we should hunt the whalers

In this modern world, we understand more than ever how inter-connected everything is. Einstein once said, “Mankind will never know peace until his compassion extends to all living things.”

So it was with great sadness and anger and frustration that I first heard on CBC radio and the read in The Star, that the Japanese whaling fleet was off to the Antarctic to kill Humpbacks. This is an endangered species that was nearly driven to extinction and is supposed to be under international protection. To pretend that the slaughter has a “scientific” purpose is ludicrous.  The CBC newscast reported that, as they were only to kill 50 animals, it wouldn’t have a major impact. That makes it better?  As long as we view the natural world as something to be plundered, as something we are somehow removed from, we are in deep trouble. On this issue,  Japan has elected to be the poster boy of human self-centred greed and short-sighted stupidity.  Perhaps we should hunt the whalers, or those who profit from their grim work;  I’m sure there are still enough of them as to not have a major impact.