Strong Communities flyer, 2011

Here’s the flyer for Strong Communities. If you click on the image you can view the PDF.

Here’s the the text of the flyer:

We need to plan cities around the child instead of around the car.
Elizabeth May

Focusing on cars paves our city and divides our neighbourhoods. It challenges the health of air, earth and water — and our own health suffers. As we rebuild our old urban infrastructure, it’s time to rethink the way we do things and plan wisely.

Federal funding can promote community engagement in designing neighbourhoods that are safe, efficient, healthy, cohesive and resilient.

If it is safe for children it will be safe for all

I applaud the work of working to build clean, safe, accessible and healthy cities that work for the young and old alike.

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour.
Maya Angelou

The stunning diversity of the globe pulses through the fabric of our communities. We have Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Indian, Pakistani and Ethiopian neighborhoods, many other cultures, and a spectrum of faiths. We have single parents juggling work, immigrants seeking a future for their children, seniors who still struggle with english and others who remember Canada a century ago, young students expanding their horizons, gay couples welcoming cherished adopted children into their loving arms, mixed-racial families, mixed-cultural families and members of First nations with an ancient connection to this great land.

Building cohesion from this diversity is both challenging and exciting. When Christians, Muslims and Jews held a peace march here and I shared in food and prayer, it gave me profound hope for the world.

A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.
Mahatma Gandhi

Social Justice is one of the four pillars of the global Green movement. We need to strengthen our support for the vulnerable in tough economic times, and break the pattern of the wealthy becoming richer while more Canadians are driven into poverty.

Seniors — The Green party has a generous seniors supplement built into our tax shift. Seniors who carefully saved all their lives for retirement have been hurt by property tax increases and the sluggish economy.

Youth — Youth unemployment is double the average, affecting one in five. The Green Party has budgeted for a substantial increase to financing youth education and employment.

People with disabilities — The Green party would introduce a targeted guaranteed income for people with disabilities immediately, and then expand it to all Canadians.

Guaranteed Annual Income — A Green government will replace the current inefficient and degrading hodgepodge of income support programmes with a guaranteed base income for all. Guaranteed income is less expensive for the taxpayer and more generous for the beneficiary.

In Parliament I pledge to:

  • work for national funding of local projects for a low-emissions future
  • work with provincial governments to introduce a guaranteed income for all
  • respect the rights and dignity of all people
  • regularly consult with individuals and communities in Toronto-Danforth

አድሪያናን እደግፋለሁ፤ ምክንያቱም ለካናዳ ግሪን ፓርቲ ዕጩ ተመራጭነቱዋ ለተፈጥሮ እንክብካቤ፣ ለማህበራዊ ፍትህ፣ ለአሳታፊ ዴሞክራሲ፣ ለሰላምና ለተለያዩ ባህሎች መከበር ስለምትቆም።
ሙሉቀን ሙጨ (Muluken Muchie)
Publisher, Hawarya newspaper

爱德安娜 是我認識最誠實的人。
陳子松 三十區市議員候選人 (Ed Chin)
Candidate for City Council, Ward 30

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Tρύφων Xαίτας (Trifon Haitas)
GPC Candidate, Oak Ridges-Markham

Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu is a mother of five who has lived since 2002 in an old, drafty home in Toronto-Danforth, selected for its excellent transit connections. Born in Brazil to parents of Ukrainian and Italian descent, she and her husband have two birth children, two adopted from Brazil and one from South Korea. Adriana speaks fluent Ukrainian and Portuguese and her children attend local public French schools.

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